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Why can't I find this man?


Matt Dixon

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Captain William Ernest Ind MC, who died of wound on the 7th JUne 1917 aged 25 and is buried in Lijssenhoek.

I can't find his MIC, service record or LG entry for his MC.

What am I doing wrong?

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Hi Matt,

He is recorded as W E Ind on the medal cards.

Name: W E Ind

Regiment or Corps: 15th Ldn Regiment, 15th London Regiment

Regimental Number: 1243, 1243

(Was a cpl then made captain)

Doug

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Thanks, he's listed as Captain on CWGC.

Just got to find the MC citation now!

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I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong with LG online, when I google his name it comes up with the LG page from 1/5/15 showing his promotion from Cpl to 2nd Lt, but when I search Gazette online, I can't find any mention of him.

The problem seems to be every time you put in Ind, you get every mention of the Indian Army, but nothing on him!

This is frustrating!

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Found his name twice in the LG July 1916 as a temp L/t no mention of the MC and 16th April 1917 name plus MC, therefore he was awarded the MC between those dates, but can I find him ?? can I bu****y :o Ralph.

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New Year Honours, 1-1-1917

2nd Lt. (temp. Capt.) William Ernest Ind, Lond. R.

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/29886/supplements/36

(Very unlikely to be a published citation for these)

Further promotions info:

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/30021/pages/3589

Steve.

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Steve,

Thanks so much!

Cheers

Matt

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Photo from Regimental History.

post-6673-1249209104.jpg

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I wonder if he was one of the brewing family?

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Possibly, he came from Chesterfield, which isn't that far from Burton on Trent.

I believe he was the nephew of Alfred Ind, who won the VC in South Africa in 1901.

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I wonder if he was one of the brewing family?

The brewing family came from Romford in Essex. It is possible that he would have been a distant relative.

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