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Terry Denham
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CWGC added the following WW1 casualties to their database today.

Lt Col John Beville PYM

Royal Marine Light Infantry

Died 27.12.16 Age 50

Buried: Enfield (Lavender Hill) Cemetery, Middx, UK

QMS James WILSON

41311 Royal Army Medical Corps

Died 15.04.18 Age 60

Buried: Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery, Co Down, UK

NOT FORGOTTEN

The first above was an In From the Cold Project case.

- Lt Col Pym (Volunteer: Chris Harley)

Died of mitral stenosis and syncope

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

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May They Rest In Peace

Lt Col John Beville PYM

Royal Marine Light Infantry

Died 27.12.16 Age 50

Buried: Enfield (Lavender Hill) Cemetery, Middx, UK

My thanks to John Morcombe for his help with this case

From his RND database

Name: John Beville Pym

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 1st Royal Marine Bn. (Staff Captain)

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Death Date: 27 Dec 1916

Cause of Death: Died at Enfield from Mitral Stenosis & Regurgitation & Syncope.

Burial: Enfield Cemetery.

Service History: Commissioned 1/2/1885 ; Chatham Bn./1st RM Bn. 18/7/15-1/11/15 seconded to Army as Temporary Ordnance Officer 2nd Class, A.O. Dept., Invalided to UK 25/11/15 Valvular Disease of the Heart. (Staff Captain 19/8/15).

Notes: Not listed by CWGC ; b.16/11/1866 ; ADM/171 = St.V.B. issued to Widow, IC/39/075 ; Photo & obituary Globe & Laurel (RM Journal) May 1917 p.87 (& p.37) ; Son of the late Colonel F.C. Pym CB ADC RMLI, who served in the Crimea, at Balaclava & Inkerman, & was the Marine Officer of HMS "Pearl" landed with RN Brigade during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. In the early days of the war he performed the duties of Staff Officer at Portsmouth Division, but in June 1915, he was selected to join the RM Brigade in Gallipoli. Unfortunately his health, which had not been in a good state for some time, broke down & after a short spell he was appointed Staff Captain at the Base & later an Ordnance Officer, 2nd Class. He was shortly after invalided home & after a considerable period on the sick list he was appointed again to the Rifle Factory at Enfield, under the Ministry of Munitions, where he was serving at the time of his death (from heart disease) on 27th December 1916. He was buried at Enfield Cemetery on Monday 1st Jan. 1917, a party of sergeants from Portsmouth Division RMLI acting as bearers & a considerable number of officers attended his funeral. He married Edith, daughter of the late Colonel Lee Rose RMLI, who was Commandant of the Plymouth Division & leaves two sons & a daughter. His eldest son, Lt. F.B. Pym, is now serving in the Corps.

From the Times of 13th Dec 1916

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