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Two RAMC deaths in Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire (Powys) in 1915


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The following RAMC men are buried in Llandrindod Wells Cemetery, and died 'in that town' within 2 days of each other, and are buried next to each other and have similar headstones.

Road accident? Disease? Enemy action?

Anyone have any info?

Thanks

Martin

TAYLOR

Initials: G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps

Date of Death: 08/03/1915

Service No: 55044

Additional information: Son of Edward T. Taylor, of "Fern Leigh", Atherton Rd., Hindley Green, Wigan, Lancs.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 100.

Cemetery: LLANDRINDOD WELLS CEMETERY

GRAY, THOMAS FAIRGRIEAVE

Initials: T F

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps

Unit Text: "F" Coy.

Age: 22

Date of Death: 10/03/1915

Service No: 52288

Additional information: Son of James and Elizabeth Gray, of 15, Byrnes Rd., Parttick, Glasgow. Born at Midlothian.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 102.

Cemetery: LLANDRINDOD WELLS CEMETERY

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Burlington

I can not answer your question directly but one possibility would be measles. There were a number of epidemics in towns throughout the UK during 1915-16 in which a number of soldiers died of the disease.

Dave

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Thanks Dave

That seems logical.

Llandrindod Wells was a R&R town during WW1, but hardly one where deaths in service were likely to occur apart from accident, murder and, as you surmise, measles or a similar epidemic.

Martin

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You might try getting in touch with Bjay and her database .... she might just know something more! the fact that it says "This memorial was erected by his comrades of all ranks " seems like it was probably pretty serious !

http://www.ramc-ww1.com/profile.php?profile_id=9744

http://www.ramc-ww1.com/profile.php?profile_id=7059

Or see if you can find a Wigan or a Partick Honour Roll

Annie :)

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A military hospital was set up at Llandrindod Wells and men sent from France for the treatment of rheumatic conditions. These could include such things as trench fever - often diagnosed as a rheumatic condition, Brights disease (there is a well known case of another RAMC private Frank James Ashdown said to have died from this cause at this hospital in 1915 and questions asked in the House as some blamed it on a smallpox vaccination), rheumatic fever etc etc. These two men could well have been patients.

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Martin

It seems likely that the two men were at the Llandrindod Wells RAMC training camp in 1915. Here's the link to the past thread on Llandrindod and its RAMC link.

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Thanks all.

Off to France now, so hopefully there may be more info. when I get back.

Regards

Martin

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