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Here's my 2 cents worth

Great great Uncle James Butler 1236 NSW Imperial Bushmen Boer war & 1430 3rd Light Horse sent home 1917 & dead by 1919 of Influenza

Great Uncle 1175 Cpl Joseph Kennedy B company 23rd battalion. 1893-1980 i have his war diary if anybody is interested in reading it. Perhaps if there are others with diaries i would like to swap copies with them. See avatar

Great Uncle Pte. John James Kennedy 4738 D company 22nd battalion. 1891-1944. Badly gassed July 1918. Drank himself to death by 1944.

Grandfather L/Cpl. William Wilson 62 Headquarters company 37th battalion 1895-1955

Cheers Uncle Joe

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My Mother's side:

Cousin

Oliver Carter - Private 260004 1/6th Bn & 2/7th Bn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment (attached to Royal Engineers Transportation Stores 1918)

Formerly Private 3046 & 326093 Cambridgeshire Regiment

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2nd Lt James Ledger Stephenson, Observer, 98 squadron, possibly c flight,July - August 1918, Lewis gunner, injure 3 times, fle in DH9's, survive the war an died 1965. He was my grandad.

rgds

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2nd Lt James Ledger Stephenson, Observer, 98 squadron, possibly c flight,July - August 1918, Lewis gunner, injure 3 times, fle in DH9's, survive the war an died 1965. He was my grandad.

rgds

Steve Clarke

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here's my contribution.

L/CPL WILLIAM HARVEY 51190 PRINCESS PATRICIAS CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY KILLED IN ACTION BELLEWAERDE LAKE 4TH MAY 1915.COMMEMORATED MENIN GATE MEMORIAL.

PRIVATE ANDREW HOOD 22440 2ND BATTALION ROYAL SCOTS KILLED IN ACTION PASCHENDAELE 26TH SEPTEMBER 1917.BUIRED DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY.

gary thomson.

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George Leonard POND. Sgt. 47993. DCM. 39th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery.

KIA. 10-Jul-1917. Almost certainly at Spanbroekmolen, Belgium. Aged 29.

Frederick Thomas CURTIS. Pvt. Gunner, 116904, Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.

Apparrently Gassed, 1917 - 1919. Pensioned. Died, 1946. Heart Attack.

Both men Portsmouth, Hampshire born and raised. Further details being researched and freely made available. PM me for latest.

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Hi,

The main relative I am concerned with who fought and died in the First World War was Private Thomas Rutherford. He was killed November 5th 1916 near Gueudecourt, France.

I am trying to locate the relatives of the other men killed on November 5th 1916, the list below are the soldiers I am looking into:

Alan Rowland Andrews

Edmund Charles Ashford

Thomas Clive Bannan

Douglas Mervyn Black

Gordon John Bromley

Alic Jack Brown

James Septimus Brown

Frederick Buckingham

Roderick Hamilton Budsworth

George Edward Burns

George Butcher

George Stanley Chutter

Ernest Andrew Clarkson

William Frederick Constable

George Edward Cosgrave [alias George Edward Wells]

Robert Thomas Costelloe

Charles Allen Cregan

George William Earl

Archibald Douglas Edwards

Herbert Oliver Elmes

Edward Fanning

Thomas Cecil Innes Farley

Ronald Berry Finlayson

Reginald Owen Flower

William John Gibney

Albert Charles Baden Govers

William Boyce Graham

Charles Hambling

Emanuel Hansen

John Harris

William Wigram Harris

James Albert Henry

Roland Edwin Hollingworth

John Wilberforce Howell

George William Jamieson

Francis Agustus Kendrick [alias Frank Kendrick]

George Norman Kilmister

Leslie Clive Lake

Henry Miller Lanser

Joseph James Lanyon

James Albert Lewis

Alfred Lucas

Thomas Edwin Lunn

Ambrose Mason

John Donald McDermott

Osswild Daniel McGregor [alias Osswald Daniel McGregor]

John Harold McIntyre

George Roith McKenzie

Leslie Miller

Robert Donald Miller

John Gordon Morrison

Niall Joseph Mullarkey

David Macleay Murray

George Joseph Parr

Milton Dudley Penketh

Frederick Stobo Phillips

Clarence Aubrey Noel Pollard

Walter Frederick Porter

Wallis Crossley Rankine

Thomas Rutherford

Horace Neall Schofield

Thomas Edward Scott

James Charles Simington

Wilfred Henry Sparling

Arthur Valentine Steel

Vincent Roy Stone

Matthew Knowles Thorburn

Leslie William Tiedeman

Sydney Carlisle Todd

Sydney Alfred Percival Vandine

Cyril Ashdown Waghorn

George Oliver Wallgate

Thomas Whitton

If anyone is related to these soldiers please contact me.

Lee

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Please let me add:

L/Cpl Jack D'Hooghe KIA 3.7.16 Ovillers - 7th Suffolks (enlisted originally in the Hussars) My great uncle.

Pte P J (Jim) D'Hooghe 20th Hussars. Loss of right eye 1915 at Warne. Died 1979 aged 82. My grandfather.

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would like to add my couple.

3720. J.T.Stones. R.G.A. Survived.

3128. W. Ecclestone. 5th Connaught Rangers. Died. 11 August 1915.

6857. G. Turner. 1st North Staffordshire Regiment. Died. 19 August 1916.

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I had eight relatives and would appreciate information on any of them.

My grandfathers:

Major Adrian Wrigley Fosbroke-Hobbes M.C. 3rd King's Own Hussars

Lieutenant-Colonel Edmund Gray Stuart Truell 88th Connaught Rangers

6 great-uncles:

Lieutenant Stanley Edwards, North Staffordshire Rgmt KIA 1916

Reverend AJ Fosbroke-Hobbes, Royal Army Chaplain's Division

Lieutenant-Colonel Gaulter (Pat) Hugh Rodger Bellingham Somerville M.C., Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Lieutenant-Colonel James (Jim) Aubrey Henry Bellingham Somerville D.S.O., 29th Indian Mountain Battery

Lieutenant Reginald Malcolm John Bellingham Somerville, Royal Warwickshire Regiment and Machine Gun Corps

Lieutenant-Coloonel William (Bunt) Arthur Tennison Bellingham Somerville D.S.O. and Bar, The King's Own

Remarkable that seven of the eight survived despite serving throughout the War.

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Joseph Burke 18 from South side of Dublin who died with 647 other soldiers from the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers on 24th May, 1915 - 2nd battle, Ypres. Joseph was my Great Uncle.

www.freewebs.com/josephburke

Rgds - Joe Burke/Solihull

To dannytruell:

Please contact me at ktb@ktc.com as I have information on your Grandfather, Edmund Gray Stuart Truell. My telephone number is in Texas, (830) 895-3418. Thanks, Tom Baugher

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My Grandad served in the great war 1914-1918 he was Coporal George Allen Buckland he was 2/6 Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters attached to the 178th Regiment he received the Croix De Guerre from The King of Belgium for rescuing a Belgian officer whilst under fire my dad wore his medal today at the ceremony for armistace day.

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My Mom's 2 cousins and Uncle

Percy Gray, Private 9680, 2nd Battalion, York & Lancs. d 28/9/1916 on the Somme.

Buried in Grove Town British Cemetery.

John Richard Gray, Private 80442, Durham Light Infantry. d 24/10/1918.

Buried Vadencourt British Cemetery.

John Henry Dale, Sgt. 242315, 5th Battalion, York & Lancs. d 13/10/1918

Name commemorated at Vis en Artois.

My Dad's cousin

William Henry Palmer, Cpl. 786514, Royal Field Artillery, C Battery, 312th Brigade. d 26/7/1918

Buried Sezanne Communal Cemetery, Haute Marne.

All Sheffield lads !

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Can I add my grandad to the list;

Owen Hughes Royal Irish Fusiliers 8th Battalion-Native of County Armagh-Died 20/02/1916 (day before Battle of Verdun started) buried at Ste Marie Cemetery Le Havre

I am trying to find out where my grandad fought and lost his life. His battalion had only arrived in France that month-maybe someone had relatives who served in the same battalion and so may be able to help me.

Many thanks

Anna

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I'd like to add those of our family -

My great-uncle:

Private Percy Ronald DUNMALL (179594) Driver: "A" Bty. 307th Bde. Royal Field Artillery killed 10.5.1918 aged 19. Vielle-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture.

My husband's relatives:

Gunner Herbert J. MALCHER (140036) 'B' Bty 15th Bde., Royal Horse Artillery killed 9.10.1917 aged 23. Ruisseau Farm Cemetery

his brother

Lance Corporal Frederick Charles MALCHER (11205) Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry killed 30.9.1915 aged 32. Etaples Military Cemetery

Private 18486 Frederick Herbert PLANT 2nd Bn Suffolk Regiment killed 9.4.1917 aged 23. Arras Memorial

his brother

Able Seaman J/11839 Percy Peter John PLANT who died aged 23 on 15.8.1918 when his ship HMS Scott was torpedoed. Chatham Naval Memorial

The grandad I never knew, Pte GS/6738 Edward Sidney Dunmall Royal West Kent Regiment who finally succumbed to his wounds in 1935 when my Dad was just 8.

and

my beloved Grandad Pte. G23600 E.L. French, 10th Btn East Kent Regiment, who suffered gunshot wounds and, as the result of a gas attack survived until 1967 with one lung and one kidney - a lovely, gentle, quiet man whom I adored.

Perhaps someone recognises a name amongst these.

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Great Grandfather: William Ernest Rowland J.17029 served as Able Seaman on HMS Lord Nelson from 1913 till Jan 1916, participated in the naval bombardments of February and March 1915 in the Dardanelles was shot in the leg while serving as a crewman for a landing boat from the SS River Clyde at V Beach at the Gallipoli landings at Cape Helles, was awarded a DCM for actions unknown to me in November 1915. Served as Leading Seaman on HMS Royal Oak from April 1916 till 1919 and fought at the battle of Jutland. Transferred to Australian Navy and retired in 1945.

Great Grandfather: James Magee Tynan joined 13 Battalion A.I.F went AWOL and got drunk day before ship left for Gallipoli and had to rejoin ended up in the 4th Battalion A.I.F and fought at Pozieres and Monquet Farm was hit by a shell August 24th at the Faebeck Graben trench system and was honourably discharged.

Great Uncle: Dacre Henry Tynan fought for New Zealnad

Great Uncle: George Richard Tynan fought for New Zealand signed up at 15 turned 17 in France

Great Uncle: William Tynan fought for New Zealand

Great Uncle: Gordon Dowley was in 12th Australian Light Horse fought at Gallipoli as a Corporal and Sargent at the Battle Of Beersheba and was awared a Military Medal for the charge.

Great Uncle Thomas Huggett served in the 4th Pioneer Battalion A.I.F 1916-18 and served as a Lewis Gunner with 4th Brigade at Ypres. he was also my my great grandfather William Rowlands best mate.

Great Cousin James L Tynan fought for New Zealand he got shot in the back at Flers-Courcelette and shot in the thigh at Paschendale was acccidently killed in 1939 when his dog discharged his shotgun and got him in the throat.

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I would like to add my relatives to this proud list-

My Granda - Gunner Robert Allan 31660 served with the RHA 1902 - 1907 then with RFA 1914 at Mons as

part of the BEF was gassed, shot and injured by shrapnel. Managed to live to the ripe old age of

80 and died 1 month before I was born in 1965.

My Great Uncle - Private James Allan 43086 Royal Scots Fusiliers served with the Royal Scots 1/10 before

transferring to the Fusiliers in July 1916 and leaving for France. Seriously injured and lay in a

shell hole for 5 days beside a dead officer in November 1916 before being captured by the

Germans. He was a Prisoner of War for the next 13 months before being released in Switzerland

as part of a prisoner exchange.

Emigrated to Vermont, America in 1925 and committed suicide in 1935 by shooting himself.

My Great Uncle - Private Alexander Allan 118040 RAMC served from 11th of December 1915 - 21st January

1920 seeing service in Egypt from 1917. Emigrated to Philadelphia in 1922 and died 1943 of T.B.

My Great Uncle - William Allan, no idea what regiment but survived despite being gassed. Died in

Aberdeenshire 1952.

My Great Uncle - Private Robert Alexander 39312, "A" Coy. 16th Bn., Royal Scots captured by the Germans

and imprisoned at Lagensalza P.O.W camp from 12th April 1918 till he died of wounds aged 27 on

13th May 1918. He is buried at NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY.

My Great Uncle - Gunner Henry Alexander 72640 RGA 1915 - 1919 served in Salonika. Died of a Cerable

Haemorage in 1952 in Uphall.

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Aaron if you start a topic on William Ernest Rowland in the Medal forum, one of our pals will soon find out why he was given the DCM.

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My father

George Oswald Mitchell (G.O.M.), was a pre-war territorial and was mobilised on the very first day of the war as a private in the 1/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. After being engaged in front line action in the Neuve Chapelle and Ypres sectors in the spring and early summer of 1915, he was transferred to the newly formed RE Special gas Companies/Brigade and promoted to Corporal. After taking part in the massive gas assault on the first day of the Battle of Loos on 25 September 1915, he took part in many other gas attacks and was promoted Sergeant in October 1917. In October 1918, G.O.M. was posted to an OCTU at Pembroke College, Cambridge, receiving his Commission as a Temporary Second Lieutenant on 14 May 1919, being demobilised shortly afterwards. The Commission was in his old infantry regiment, the WestYorkshires, though when he was placed on the regular army reserve of officers three years later, it was in the Royal Engineers. He was slightly wounded but his lungs were permanently affected by the gas that he inhaled. His medals were Pip, Squeak, Wilfred, the TEM and the Belgian Croix de Guerre. G.O.M. died on 6 January 1969.

My uncle (father's younger brother)

Rupert Mitchell also joined the 1/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment alongside my father, though he was only 16 at the time. He also saw infantry action in Flanders, transferring to the RE Special gas Brigade in in May 1916. He survived the war.

My uncle (mother's brother)

Corporal John (Jack) T Garner, Queen's West Surrey Regiment, killed in action at Givenchy, 12 February 1916.

jeremym

(Jeremy Mitchell)

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My father

George Oswald Mitchell (G.O.M.), was a pre-war territorial and was mobilised on the very first day of the war as a private in the 1/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. After being engaged in front line action in the Neuve Chapelle and Ypres sectors in the spring and early summer of 1915, he was transferred to the newly formed RE Special gas Companies/Brigade and promoted to Corporal. After taking part in the massive gas assault on the first day of the Battle of Loos on 25 September 1915, he took part in many other gas attacks and was promoted Sergeant in October 1917. In October 1918, G.O.M. was posted to an OCTU at Pembroke College, Cambridge, receiving his Commission as a Temporary Second Lieutenant on 14 May 1919, being demobilised shortly afterwards. The Commission was in his old infantry regiment, the WestYorkshires, though when he was placed on the regular army reserve of officers three years later, it was in the Royal Engineers. He was slightly wounded but his lungs were permanently affected by the gas that he inhaled. His medals were Pip, Squeak, Wilfred, the TEM and the Belgian Croix de Guerre. G.O.M. died on 6 January 1969.

My uncle (father's younger brother)

Rupert Mitchell also joined the 1/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment alongside my father, though he was only 16 at the time. He also saw infantry action in Flanders, transferring to the RE Special gas Brigade in in May 1916. He survived the war.

My uncle (mother's brother)

Corporal John (Jack) T Garner, Queen's West Surrey Regiment, killed in action at Givenchy, 12 February 1916.

jeremym

(Jeremy Mitchell)

I would like to add my relations to the list, and those of my wife.

My Maternal Grandfather,

Pte Walter Frederick Scott. 2nd Battalion Scottish Rifles 10113, then re-enlisted as TS 9667 Army Sevice Corps (survived).

My Great Uncle (paternal) Dvr Frederick Thomas Kendall 24234 Royal Engineers, captured at Mons 1914 (survived).

My Cousin (maternal) Pte James Waller G/40560 12th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, Died of wounds 31/12/17.

Also Those of my wife.

Great Uncle (maternal)Gnr Percy Adams 163724 434th Siege Battery RGA, Died 16/05/18

Great Uncle (paternal)Pte Trevor Rosebery Haigh 12373 Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Rgeiment, Died 30/07/16.

Great Uncle (maternal) Pte Charles Robert Osborne G/908 Royal West Kents K.I.A 05/09/15

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i would like to add my grandfathers name to the list of this posting and try and find more details for my father. my grandfather was named george charles wilson. royal navy service no 524512.served as stoker on hms vivid when he was injured when boiler/furnace door blew off in explosion . Tony wilson

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and mine....fathers side

Grandfather 39088 A.Cpl James Lucas 11th Royal Welsh fusiliers and Labour corps, Salinoka 1916-19

his brothers

3952 Pte Percy Lucas 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers died as a POW, Wittenburg, Germany 26-2-15 age 22

11372 Pte William Charles Lucas 4th (Reserve) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, formally 1/5th Welsh regiment and Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry died at the Park Hall military hospital Oswestry 6-2-17 age 28

46109 Pte Baden Powel Lucas 2nd Kings own Scottish borders 1919

my great Grandfathers brother 463434 L.Cpl Arthur Maggenis 149 Protection compnay Royal Defence Corps, formally Rifle Brigade and Kings (Liverpool) regiment

and mothers side

Great Grandma's brothers

3051 Pte Matthew Lowe 6 platoon, B Compnay, 1st kings own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment KIA 1-7-16 on the redan ridge, near Serre age 45

his son

41524 Pte Tom lowe 5th Cameron Highlanders, formally Manchester Regiemtn and Yeomanry Cyclists DOW Ypres 21-10-18 age 22

Matthew's brothers Tom lowe Cpl in 1st Gordon Highlanders in India and South Africa and Sgt Major in 2/9th ? Manchester Regiement in 1914-1919

Jack Lowe, cavelry

Great Grandad

24950 Pte Charles Dillon 3rd Manchester Regiment 1914-1919

and Greatgrandma's brothers Fred and Arthur Turner 1914-1918

Uncles Brother

25/337 Sgt Frank Kiddey C company 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade KIA Polygon Wood 24-11-17 age 21

Matthew lucas

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