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Possible non commemoration


larney
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Hi,

In case anyone else is looking for the same person;

I am researching the 24th Welsh, and have found one man who was killed at Gillemont Farm who is not commemorated on the CWGC, 320155 Private Edward Rockingham.

He is named on the War Memorial at Abergwili, near Carmarthen, and his MIC is available through Ancestry. Plus he is on SDGW.

Today I received a copy of his death certificate from the GRO, and have just contacted the CWGC to let them know. I will update the situation when I know more.

SteveJ.

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Steve,

is he also on the Carmarthenshire roll as published after the War?

LST_164

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no sign under roc or rock pity Geofs search engine is no longer as you could do a number search. So looks like a clear cut non com unless the name is very badly mispelt

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Yes, he is on that also Clive.

Cheers,

Steve.

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Brilliant work Steve, I am very interested to find the outcome. I will most certainly be following this thread. Good luck.

Phil

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Steve

I've been able to weave the "special magic" that's available to me through the In From The Cold Project and also cannot find him in CWGC (searched on number and likely permutations of surname).

Make sure you only send a copy of the death certificate to CWGC. They'll send it on to the MoD. Should only take a couple of weeks or so until you get the acceptance.

John

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Steve

I've been able to weave the "special magic" that's available to me through the In From The Cold Project and also cannot find him in CWGC (searched on number and likely permutations of surname).

Make sure you only send a copy of the death certificate to CWGC. They'll send it on to the MoD. Should only take a couple of weeks or so until you get the acceptance.

John

Is it worth sending the census details, so that a little extra information can be added, or won't they accept that?

Thanks all for your comments also!

SteveJ.

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Steve

I think they'll only accept next of kin details from a descendent (and not always then). But you might as well bang it off to them anything you've got.

John

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Steve

I think they'll only accept next of kin details from a descendent (and not always then). But you might as well bang it off to them anything you've got.

John

Cheers John,

I'll try it anyway,

Steve.

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  • 5 months later...

Good news- the CWGC have accepted him for commemoration- also I have found an obituary notice and photograph of him as well.

Puzzle solved!

Steve.

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