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Died in War, unknown cause

Guy Ellis

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I have seen this term used and wonder if there is any pattern for it being used, was it always to do with sickness or would there be some other reason to asign this to a man's record

If illness what was considered the main 'natural cause' killers in the field

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I think this subject has been discussed at some length elsewhere in the Forum. Try a search to see what you can find.

Generally, 'died' applies to any death that was not due to enemy action, whether that was illness, accident or even suicide. However, there are instances when some deaths, where the actual circumstances were unclear, being recorded as 'died' in the absence of any other evidence.

Were you trying to establish what happened to a particular serviceman? If so, there are plenty of knowledgeable types around who might be able to help.



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