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New CWGC Commemorations


Terry Denham
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CWGC added the following 'new' WW1 casualties to its Debt of Honour database today – Friday 13th February.

Gnr Harry GIRVEN

1004 Royal Field Artillery

Died 05.08.16 Age 20

Commemoration: Thiepval Memorial, France

Lt Reginald Charles Sidney HEWLETT

Royal Army Medical Corps

Died 08.01.20 Age 39

Commemoration: Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial, Surrey, UK

Pte George ROBERTSON

3044595 2nd Bn, Royal Scots

Died 28.10.20

Commemoration: Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial, Surrey, UK

NOT FORGOTTEN

Gnr GIRVEN is a case from the In From the Cold Project. He died of wounds sustained in action. (Volunteer: Bernard Barton)

Lt HEWLETT is another case from IFCP. He died in service from meningitis and exhaustion in Victoria Hospital, Blackpool. (Volunteer: Terry Denham)

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May they Rest In Peace

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Well done all involved in bringing them in from the cold.

Terry, good to see these men being brought in, there does seem to be a few of late. Could you let us know what sort of success rate the IFTC team are having recently.

Andy

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Well done to those who took the time to bring them in.

Cheers Andy.

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Andy

IFCP has had 76 names accepted to date. There are several others still in the pipeline. These are the cases that have been able to be submitted with extant service records or through generous donations for the purchase of DCs from a number of supporters (many of whom are IFCP volunteers as well). These are all men who died whilst still in service.

We currently have 35 active volunteers plus a few others who have helped on occasions. Several are now from sources other than GWF.

I have about 800 names awaiting death certificates. Experience indicates that about half of these could eventually turn into full cases - the rest requiring the DC for elimination purposes only (common names etc).

The IFCP volunteers get regular updates of progress and these details will be available on the IFCP website when it goes live (when my limited skills permit! However, it is underway).

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details will be available on the IFCP website when it goes live (when my limited skills permit! However, it is underway).

Terry

An IFCP website is a great idea. I'm sure you will have countless hits and hopefully loads more volunteers and continued monetary assistance for the DCs.

At least you will only have to post updates in one place once it is up and running. Good luck with it.

Diane

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Terry,

Many thanks for the update, well done to the team and the best of luck with the one's in the pipeline. Keep us up to date.

Andy

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  • 7 months later...

Grave found

Name: HEWLETT, REGINALD CHARLES SIDNEY

Initials: R C S

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps

Age: 39

Date of Death: 08/01/1920

Additional information: Husband of Mrs. F K. Hewlett, of Bristol.

N.B.: This casualty has recently been accepted for commemoration by the Commission. However, it will not be possible to add his name to this Memorial immediately. Please contact the Commission before planning a visit, for more information.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Bristol Greenbank Cemetery 38 Green B

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  • 2 years later...

HEWLETT, REGINALD CHARLES SIDNEY

Rank:Lieutenant

Date of Death:08/01/1920

Age:39

Regiment/Service:Royal Army Medical Corps

Grave Reference

CemeteryBRISTOL (GREENBANK) CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Husband of Mrs. F K. Hewlett, of Bristol.

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Lieutenant Hewlett is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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