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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 Wednesday 14th October

Dvr Arthur BLONDEL

103549 Royal Horse Artillery

Died 25.03.21 Age 19

Commemoration: Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial, Surrey, UK

Pte Arthur Thomas CATLING

3590225 1st Bn, Border Regiment

Died 27.05.21 Age 29

Commemoration: Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial, Surrey, UK

Sister Bessie HARKNESS

Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve)

Died 11.04.19 Age 26

Buried: Crosshill Cemetery, Ayrshire, UK

L/Cpl James KEMP

6505 1st Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)

Died 20.09.14 Age 28

Commemoration: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France

NOT FORGOTTEN

The above are In From the Cold Project cases.

Dvr Blondel died of appendicitis in Delhi

(Volunteer: Terry Denham)

Pte Catling died of kala-azar (a parasitic infection) in Karachi

(Volunteer: Terry Denham)

Sister Harkness died of bronchitis and heart failure in Bagthorpe, Notts

(Volunteer: Jim Grant)

L/Cpl Kemp was killed in action

(Volunteer: Bernie Barton)

The Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial was originally intended only for those casualties who died in the UK and whose graves were not located or whose bodies were not recovered. Nowadays, it is also used occasionally for those who died overseas outside the war zones or at sea where no suitable memorial is available or where additions can no longer be made to an existing memorial.

However, in the cases above who died in India, CWGC is checking whether one of the memorials in India can be used for these commemorations so they may be moved if that proves possible.

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Rest in peace soldier boy's

Gone but no longer forgotten. :poppy:

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May They Rest In Peace

Terry

I have noted your comments for IFTC Part 2

Chris

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The commemoration for Dvr Blondel has now been moved to the Delhi 1914-1918 War Memorial, India and that for Pte Catling to the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, Pakistan

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Terry

thanks for the info

Chris

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