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Remembered Today:

New CWGC Commemorations


Terry Denham
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As many of you know, the CWGC online database has not been updated due to a system program problem. A possible fix was made today and as part of that process the following new casualties were added. It remains to be seen if everything is now back to normal.

Gnr Frederick COX

4559 Canadian Garrison Artillery

Died 09.03.15

Buried: Quebec City (St Patrick's) Roman Catholic Cemetery, PQ, Canada

Lt-Col Andrew Robertson GORDON

Canadian Army Medical Corps

Died 16.12.16

Buried: Toronto (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada

Sgt George William Harrison

9325 Royal Canadian Regiment

Died 16.10.15

Buried: Esquimalt (Veteran's) Cemetery, BC, Canada

Pte Henry JONES

12234 3 Bn, Cheshire Regiment

Died 15.11.18 Age 45

Buried: Chester (Overleigh) Cemetery, Cheshire

Cpl Henry William O'KEEFE

A/358090 Royal Army service Corps (Canteens)

Died 25.03.19 Age 40

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

L/Bmdr Edgar PICKETT

1375 Royal Field Artillery

Died 25.07.18

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

NOT FORGOTTEN

Cpl O'Keefe is an IFCP case. He committed suicide by drowning whilst aboard HMT Dongola. (Volunteer: Diane Shakespeare)

Pte Jones was put forward on behald of GWF member, David Underdown.

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Well done Terry and the team.

RIP

Grant

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Many thanks to IFCP, particularly Terry and Chris Hartley who respectively submitted the case on my behalf, and tracked down Henry Jones's grave in Overleight Cemetery, Chester. Jones was only the second WWI serviceman I tried to research, and didn't initially hold out much hope of getting anywhere due to his common name, but I struck lucky. He is believed to have been one of the ringers listed on the Central Council for Church Bell Ringers Roll of Honour - though I haven't managed to find absolutely unequivocal proof taht the Henry Jones now recognised by CWGC is the H Jones on the CCCBR Roll, but the circumstantial evidence is pretty good.

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Bravo, David!

Bruce

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Chris Hartley

I know IFCP is a close team but there's Chris Harley and John Hartley. We have not yet merged into a single super-being.

In this case, the doings were by Chris.

For future reference, for folk wanting to separate Harley & Hartley, I'm the good looking one and he's the rich generous one who will buy anyone a pint.

John

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May They Rest In Peace

John

im not that generous; tiwglets maybe

Chris

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Edgar Pickett is post discharge death. There is a file on Ancestry. He had been injured near Ypres resulting in a leg amputated & TB

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Rest in peace soldier boy's, gone and no longer forgotten. :poppy:

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Bravo, David!

Bruce

Well, maybe those Year 9 history lessons a few (well actually a surpringly large) number of years ago had some effect.

Though it would appear that your erstwhile colleagues in the English department didn't manage to drum basic comprehension into me. I even emailed Chris twice about something else yesterday. Sorry gents.

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