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Deathy Certificates, could be interesting


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Hello Pals,

Just found this on the NA website :o -

2. All services: death certificates

French and Belgian death certificates for British and Commonwealth soldiers and airmen, who died in hospitals or elsewhere outside the immediate war zone, are at The National Archives, in RG 35/45-69 .

  • They are arranged alphabetically.
  • Certificates for surnames beginning C, F, P, Q, and X are missing.
  • Certificates for unknown soldiers are under U.
  • They are in French or Flemish and can be informative.

    Has anyone ever come across these before and accessed them? What info do they hold? Would it be possible that one would excist for a British man who died as a POW in France? I would love to see an example, if you have one.

    Thanks for looking.

    Stewart

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just bumping this back up to the top! Someone must have seen these. Anyone going to Kew who could have a look?

Regards,

Stewart

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just bumping this back up to the top! Someone must have seen these

You can sometimes find this sort of thing in service papers. This man died 4 days after arriving in France. He is buried at Havre

Owen Hales

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That is fantastic Owen. It does sound like the sort of thing that will be found in RG 35/. If it is, then it does give an extra avenue for research for soldier's who did not die in the immediate war zone. I am a bit surprised no one else has come across them or used them.

Thanks for posting it,

Stewart

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