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Royal Welch Fusiliers - 62351 Cpl. Geo. Barklam


John(txic)

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I am researching the men commemorated on Dudley's War Memorial.

Thanks to the skill and helpfulness of Shropshire Mad :thumbsup: , I think Cpl. Barklam is one of the men recorded. Can anyone find any papers or records relating to him, please?

thereon

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John

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Hi John

A search on Ancestry military only came up with 4 Barklams and for George there was just his MIC.

Dental

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That's the issue, Sam - I don't think he's an "official" war casualty.

I don't know if this is true of other War Memorials, but quite a few of the men recorded on Dudley's either died after 1921, or are not officially commemorated.

I was hoping there might be some RWF specialists on here who might have access to regimental records.

Thanks,

John

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That's the issue, Sam - I don't think he's an "official" war casualty.

I don't know if this is true of other War Memorials, but quite a few of the men recorded on Dudley's either died after 1921, or are not officially commemorated.

I was hoping there might be some RWF specialists on here who might have access to regimental records.

Thanks,

John

Hi John,

Do you know which RWF Bttn he served with, because as he was an NCO there may be a possible reference to a wounding or incident in the War diary.

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Will Davies

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Alas, no, Will: all I have is what is on the MIC.

If he is the same Geo. Barklam with a connection to the town of Dudley, he died in 1915, in Sheffield.

(BTW - the name carved on the memorial is Barkham: no initial.)

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John

I'm not sure if you are working off a list or having hhad sight of the Memorial in question.

Have you got this one*. Barkham/Bartram typo?

Name: BARTRAM, WILL RANSOM

Initials: W R

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Unit Text: 7th Bn.

Age: 19

Date of Death: 02/10/1918

Service No: 27810

Additional information: Son of William Cole Bartram and Annie Bartram, of 48, Hellier St., Dudley.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 4.

Cemetery: MASNIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, MARCOING

* courtesy of Geoffs Engine, now back up and running.

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John

The number is too high to be a 1915 RWF casualty.

Hywyn

Hi Hywyn,

True, the highest number I could find was around 26000 range by the end of 1915 and these were from a draft from Base depot in the UK. It could be a typo.

Regards

Will

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It's just occured to me Will that he has a medal card for a pair and so, barring that he has another card for the 1915 Star, he went overseas after 1/1/1916.

Hywyn

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I haven't found out how old this man is, but is he a possibility?

Name: George Barklam

Death Date: 18 Apr 1921

Death Place: Staffordshire, England

"of Braemar Dudley Port Tipton Staffordshire".

ETA [forget the earlier suggestion - another 80 year old, sadly - for our purposes!]

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OK - found this man:-

Name: George Harry Barklam

Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1885

Registration district: Stourbridge

Inferred County: Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire

who is known as "Harry" by the 1891 and 1901 census returns. More likely, I would have thought.

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Thanks for the suggestions, chaps - most helpful.

John

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