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The graves of the following Canadians that are listed on the Brookwood Memorial (1914-18 UK) have been found

Name: CHASE, GEORGE WILLIAM

Initials: G W

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Canadian Army Veterinary Corps

Date of Death: 24/10/1920

Service No: 34722

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Grimsby Scartho Road Cemetery 51-F-26

Name: BELL, DAVID

Initials: D

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Unit Text: 10th Bn.

Date of Death: 11/09/1919

Service No: 20243

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Edinburgh Comely Bank J 265

Name: SHEPHERD, PERCY LEONARD

Initials: P L

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Unit Text: 18th Bn.

Date of Death: 03/04/1920

Service No: 53506

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Torquay Cemetery grave no 5901 Section K Consecrated

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Name: HANNIS, ALFRED WILLIAM

Initials: A W

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Corporal

Regiment/Service: Canadian Engineers

Unit Text: 2nd Tram Coy.

Date of Death: 12/07/1921

Service No: 463633

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Candie Cemetery, St Peter Port, Guernsey

I have attached the body of the e mail from Guernsey

I have been trying to find the information you require relating to Alfred William Hannis. I found the details of the death and burial of a William Alfred Hannis the death occurring on the 12 July 1921 and the burial on the 15 July. The problem is that our details do not match up very well with those you have.

On the Civil Death Register it states that he was the son of John Hannis (mother’s name not given). He lived and died at the Lower Rohais in St.Peter Port, Guernsey and his place of birth was Worcestershire in England. His occupation was given as a gardener. However, there is one clue in that one of the causes of death was bronchiectasis as a result of gassing. His burial was in Candie Cemetery in St.Peter Port but there is no headstone.

The death notice in the Guernsey Press of 13 July 1921 read as follows:

HANNIS On July 12 at St.Andrew’s Place, Lower Rohais, William Alfred Hannis, dearly loved husband of L.A.Hannis, aged 53 years and 8 months. Deeply

regretted. Funeral to leave the house at 3 p.m. on Friday 15 July for Candie Cemetery. Military honours. Friends please accept this the only intimation.

Men only.

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Name: DESMOND, JOHN

Initials: J

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Unit Text: 38th Bn.

Date of Death: 17/09/1919

Service No: 190007

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

St Pancras Cemetery Public grave 316GG

Known to have died at the Pancras Infirmary South

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Name: ROBERTSON, GEORGE

Initials: G

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Dragoons

Date of Death: 26/11/1920

Service No: 325

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Eaton St Andrew Norfolk

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John Gilinsky

As a Canadian I would like to thank you Chris for doing this. I know that practically all Canadian GWF members would similarilly thank you but they probably think that you get all that cushy stuff already. Cheers!

John

Toronto

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chrisharley9

Thanks for the comments John

by the way is Dorchester Ontario anywhere nearby as one of the Brookwood lads is known to be buried there but I need offical confirmation; my e mails to the local authority have fell on deaf ears

Chris

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John Gilinsky

Chris I will try to find out but please be patient(I know you are!).

John

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chrisharley9

John

like I say they have waited 90 years

Chris

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Michael Johnson
Thanks for the comments John

by the way is Dorchester Ontario anywhere nearby as one of the Brookwood lads is known to be buried there but I need offical confirmation; my e mails to the local authority have fell on deaf ears

Chris

Dorchester Ontario is about 3 miles east of London Ontario. What's his name, as I might be able to find a death certificate on Ancestry.ca?

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Michael

you wont find a Canadian dc as he died in UK in an aircraft crash

He is

Name: COUTTS, WALTER GORDON

Initials: W G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps

Unit Text: No. 28 Training Sqdn.

Age: 19

Date of Death: 02/12/1917

Additional information: Son of Charles and Sarah Coutts, of 65, Gothic Avenue, Toronto, Canada.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

All The Best

Chris

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Michael Johnson

Here's a description of how he was killed:

http://www.couplandbell.com/marg/crashes1917.htm

I can't see how he would have been repatriated to Canada. Moreover, I can't see any connection with Dorchester, as he was attending the University of Toronto, and his medal (BWM only) was sent to his father at 65 Gothic Avenue, Toronto.

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chrisharley9

COUTTS, W. G. Dorchester Union Middlesex Dorchester North MX-DO-205

Michael

got this reference from Ontario Grave Finder

Chris

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chrisharley9

Thanks Michael; back to the drawing board

Chris

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Michael Johnson

Walter's father was Charles Coutts, shown as born in Ontario, Scotch background. That suggests to me that he wasn't buried in a family plot, at least not in England.

If we can rule that out, it is likely that he was buried close to Castle Bromwich. I wonder if there is a squadron log that might give details of his funeral?

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chrisharley9

Michael

have already checked with Castle Bormwich & no trace; was considering the possibility of repatriation to Canada as this was allowed

Chris

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Name: EVENDEN, CHARLES ARTHUR

Initials: C A

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion

Date of Death: 01/07/1921

Service No: 114815

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Grave Found

Wandsworth Streaham Cemetery grave 465 Sect D Cons

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Name: ARTHUR, STANLEY

Initials: S

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Gunner

Regiment/Service: Canadian Field Artillery

Unit Text: 10th Bde.

Date of Death: 05/08/1920

Service No: 301776

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Melksham St Michael's Churchyard

Grave found by David Milborrow to whom I pass my thanks

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Name: KEATING, PERCY FIRMIN

Initials: P F

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: Canadian Army Service Corps

Unit Text: 5th Divisional Train

Age: 29

Date of Death: 04/04/1917

Additional information: Son of Lt.-Col. John B. Keating, of Hove, Sussex; husband of Josephine Keating.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Woking Crematorium

My thanks to Mark Hifle for his assistance with this case

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This case is not so much as finding the grave but sorting out a duplicate entry

Name: HOWARD, ANGUS

Initials: A

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Canadian Forestry Corps

Unit Text: H.Q.

Date of Death: 15/03/1919

Service No: 773108

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

is actually

Name: GRAY, HAROLD FERGUSSON

Initials: H F

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Canadian Forestry Corps

Age: 28

Date of Death: 15/03/1919

Service No: 773108

Additional information: Son of Jean W. Case (formerly Gray), of 440, Riverside Drive, New York City, and the late John B. Gray.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: F. 15.

Cemetery: ORPINGTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

The burial register page supplied by Mark Hifle (once again cheers mate) shows a change of name by statutory declaration

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Name: KIDD, CLARENCE ERROL

Initials: C E

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Unit Text: 3rd Bn.

Date of Death: 22/12/1918

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Kincardine Cemetery Ontario

Once again thanks to Mark Hifle

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Name: ENGLAND, SHEM

Initials: S

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Sapper

Regiment/Service: Canadian Signal Corps

Unit Text: 1st Div. Signal Coy.

Date of Death: 08/05/1918

Service No: 5663

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Grave found at Ratley St Peter Churchyard, Warwickshire

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Name: BRUNT, ROBERT

Initials: R

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Unit Text: 14th Bn.

Date of Death: 09/05/1921

Service No: 628582

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Grave found

Islington Cemetery Public Grave Z26 16597

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Name: WEBB, JAMES W.

Initials: J W

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry

Unit Text: 12th Bn.

Date of Death: 31/01/1916

Service No: 22540

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

Bristol Greenbank Cemetery Grave 2336 Yellow O

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This case is not so much as finding the grave but sorting out a duplicate entry

Name: HOWARD, ANGUS

Initials: A

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Canadian Forestry Corps

Unit Text: H.Q.

Date of Death: 15/03/1919

Service No: 773108

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

is actually

Name: GRAY, HAROLD FERGUSSON

Initials: H F

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Canadian Forestry Corps

Age: 28

Date of Death: 15/03/1919

Service No: 773108

Additional information: Son of Jean W. Case (formerly Gray), of 440, Riverside Drive, New York City, and the late John B. Gray.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: F. 15.

Cemetery: ORPINGTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

The burial register page supplied by Mark Hifle (once again cheers mate) shows a change of name by statutory declaration

His entries now read as follows

Name: GRAY, HAROLD FERGUSSON

Initials: H F

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Canadian Forestry Corps

Age: 28

Date of Death: 15/03/1919

Service No: 773108

Additional information: (served as HOWARD, Angus). Son of Jean W. Case (formerly Gray), of 440, Riverside Drive, New York City, and the late John B. Gray.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: F. 15.

Cemetery: ORPINGTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

Name: HOWARD, ANGUS

Initials: A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: ALIAS

Date of Death: 15/03/1919

Service No: 773108

Additional information: See GRAY, Harold Fergusson, the true family name.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Cemetery: ORPINGTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

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