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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 on Saturday 4th July.

Sjt William BERRY

201124 1/5th Bn, North Staffordshire Regiment

Died 21/03/18 Age 40

Commemoration: Arras Memorial, France

Pte Daniel BOLTON

15853 2 Bn, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Died 24.03.18 Age 29

Commemoration: Arras Memorial, France

Rfn John BOULTON

372662 2/8th Bn, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)

Died 16.05.17 Age 23

Commemoration: Arras Memorial, France

L/Cpl Thomas George BRASSINGTON

200903 5th Bn, North Staffordshire Regiment

Died 21.03.18 Age 21

Commemoration: Arras Memorial, France

L/Cpl George BROWN

5377 1/22nd Bn, London Regiment

Died 08.10.16 Age 27

Commemoration: Arras Memorial, France

Sjt Harry Cox CARTER

15434 2/4th Bn, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry

Died 21.03.18 Age 33

Commemoration: Arras Memorial, France

Pte George CAMPBELL

352250 9th Bn, Royal Scots

Died 09.04.17 Age 40

Commemoration: Arras Memorial, France

Pte Thomas COPELAND

12619 4th Bn, Royal Fusiliers

Died 14.04.17 Age 32

Commemoration: Arras Memorial, France

Pte George CRAIG

S/20500 1st Bn, Gordon Highlanders

Died 28.03.18 Age 19

Commemoration: Arras Memorial, France

NOT FORGOTTEN

The above are In From The Cold Project cases.

The above casualties were all killed in action or missing presumed dead excluding Pte Craig whose cause of death is unknown.

Sjt Berry (Volunteer: Geoff Sullivan)

Pte Bolton (Volunteer: Neil Mackenzie)

Rfn Boulton (Volunteer: Adrian Wright)

L/Cpl Brassington (Volunteer: Neil Mackenzie)

L/Cpl Brown (Volunteer: Jimmy James)

Sjt Carter (Volunteer: Steve Mattock)

Pte Campbell (Volunteer: Adrian Wright)

Pte Copeland (Volunteer: Adrian Wright)

Pte Craig (Volunteer: Adrian Wright)

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Terry it is unbelievable how many are missing from the CWGC. Well done to you and the team. You are doing a great job.

Regards,

Phil

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Phil

Talking only of 'in-service' deaths, we reckon there are about 1500 UK names missing (we have submitted about 700 so far). We are also submitting Australian names (about 100 from WW1 expected) and South African names (about 1600 WW1 expected). Updated figures always appear 'live' on the IFCP website.

That excludes men who died post-discharge who may qualify and there are an unknown number of those. Most cases may not be provable through lack of official evidence but that will still leave several thousand which can be brought in.

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Nine more can now rest in peace

Gone but no longer forgotten

Cheers Andy :poppy:

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Given the relative size of their armies I am always amazed how many South Africans there are likely to be found by IFTC compared to British.

Neil

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Neil

I already have the list and there are large numbers of local native troops. Given the political climate at the time in SA, it is perhaps not so surprising that many of them were 'overlooked'.

However, the list also includes many men of obvious Boer descent.

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May They Rest In Peace

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Raising a glass to the memory of William, Daniel, Jogn, Thomas Brassington, George Brown, Harry, George Campbell, Thomas Copeland & George Craig. Fallen but not forgotten. Raising another to the efforts of Geoff, Neil, Adrian, Jimmy & Steve.

Terry - Interested to know what was on George Craig's death certificate - Did it just say unknown? - Unusual entry I'd have thought (most of the missing stating missing presumed dead). Also I've noted that the past few batches have are all to be commemorated on the Arras memorial. I am making an assumption that this has been chosen because of it's capacity to have further names added rather than the nearest memorial location wise to the unit of the fallen when they died. Is this assumption correct?

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Will

Craig's DC simply says 'died in the field'. Could have been KiA, DoW, MPD or accident.

No. Your assumption is wrong. They all died within the area for the Arras Memorial. Remember that we have over 500 cases in the system. There will be lots for each memorial and they are being added one at a time in batches. A couple of weeks ago it was Tyne Cot's turn. They will all appear in due course (wait till we get to Thiepval!).

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Will

Craig's DC simply says 'died in the field'. Could have been KiA, DoW, MPD or accident.

No. Your assumption is wrong. They all died within the area for the Arras Memorial. Remember that we have over 500 cases in the system. There will be lots for each memorial and they are being added one at a time in batches. A couple of weeks ago it was Tyne Cot's turn. They will all appear in due course (wait till we get to Thiepval!).

Terry

Thanks for clarifying that.

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  • 1 year later...

This man has in fact been removed from this commendable project. He is listed as a returned POW in January 1919, as confirmed through Ancestry:

Sjt Harry Cox CARTER

15434 2/4th Bn, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry

Died 21.03.18 Age 33

Commemoration: Arras Memorial, France

He is recorded as being finally discharged from the army in October 1920.

Mike

Volunteer

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust

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