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Terry Denham

CWGC added the following casualties to its database today.

Pte Horace Charles ANDERSON

3/4 Bn, Dorsetshire Regiment

Died 11.12.20 Age 20

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

Surgeon Lt Charles Henry Fairbank ATKINSON OBE

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Died 14.01.20 Age 35

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

AB Albert John BALDWIN

J55663 Royal Navy, HMS Valentine

Died 27.06.21 Age 20

Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, UK

Pte George Alfred BECKETT

377763 Labour Corps

Died 29.12.18 Age 41

Commemorated: France (1914-1918) Memorial, Berks, UK

Deck Hand George Victor BELLAIRS

1307 Royal Naval Reserve

Died 15.11.18 Age 25

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

CPO James BLACK

191084 Royal Navy, HMS Excellent

Died 14.08.21 Age 41

Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hants, UK

Lt Cmdr Frederick Charles BOTTOMLEY

Royal Navy

Died 18.07.21 Age 30

Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hants, UK

Lt Richard Bertram COLLES

Royal Navy, HMS Victory

Died 13.11.14 Age 28

Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hants, UK

PO William Henry COUGHLAN

J4691 Royal Navy

Died 24.07.21 Age 29

Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, UK

A/ERA II Frank William CROOK

M4908 Royal Navy, HMS Victory II

Died 20.06.21 Age 29

Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hants, UK

Painter I Samuel Harry DAWE

344039 Royal Navy, HMS Dolphin

Died 20.08.21 Age 41

Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hants, UK

John HAYHURST

Young Men’s Christian Association

Died 11.12.18 Age 50

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

Dvr John KEENAN

Royal Army Service Corps

Died 23.03.21 Age 21

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

Pte Horace Wilfred KNIGHT

M/288843 Royal Army Service Corps

Died 13.08.19

Commemorated: Cologne Memorial, Germany

Gnr Percival Cannon LUTTMAN

318288 Royal Garrison Artillery

Died 02.05.19 Age 23

Commemorated: Hollybrook Memorial, Hants, UK

Pte Jack Henry MARQUIS

1 Bn, Gloucestershire Regiment

Died 25.04.21 Age 19

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

Pte George MOTLEY

3379056 East Lancashire Regiment

Died 10.04.21

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

Pte George RUTHERFORD

26109 1 Gn Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers

Died 03.11.19 Age 39

Commemorated: Hollybrook Memorial, Hants, UK

Pte Thomas SWEENEY

8981 1/8 Bn, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Died 28.06.15 Age 34

Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey

Pte Walter Harold WIGGINS

5373116 1 Bn, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry

Died 05.03.21 Age 35

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

Sjt Frederick James WILLIAMS

6278419 2 Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

Died 27.06.21 Age 25

Commemorated: Basra Memorial, Iraq

Pte William Thomas WILSON

75900 2nd King Edward’s Horse

Died 01.03.19 Age 39

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

NOT FORGOTTEN

The above (except Pte Beckett) were In From the Cold Project cases:

- Pte Anderson died after an operation for a pancreatic cyst (Volunteer: David Grant)

- Surgeon Lt Atkinson died of suppurative pharyngitis (Volunteer: Kevin O’Neill)

- AB Baldwin died of unstated causes aboard ship (Volunteer: Kevin O’Neill)

- Deck Hand Bellairs died post-discharge of tuberculosis (Volunteer: Kevin O’Neill)

- CPO Black died of a skull injury (Volunteer: Kevin O’Neill)

- Lt Cmdr Bottomley died of suppuration of sinus (Volunteer: Kevin O’Neill)

- Lt Colles died of malaria (Volunteer: Harry Jackson)

- PO Coughlan died of pneumonia (Volunteer: Kevin O’Neill)

- ERA II Crook fractured his skull by falling down shell room hatch (Volunteer: Kevin O’Neill)

- Painter Dawe died of a cerebral haemorrhage (Volunteer: Kevin O’Neill)

- John Hayhurst died of wounds sustained in France (Volunteer: Martin Elliget)

- Dvr Keenan was killed in an ambush in Ireland (Volunteer: David Grant)

- Pte Knight drowned whilst bathing in River Rhine (Volunteer: Peter Bennett)

- Gnr Luttman drowned at sea (Volunteer: Margaret Braddock)

- Pte Marquis was accidentally shot in the head (Volunteer: David Grant)

- Pte Motley was killed by rebels in Ireland (Volunteer: David Grant)

- Pte Rutherford died of influenza at sea (Volunteer: Diane Shakespeare)

- Pte Sweeney was declared missing presumed dead (Volunteer: Jimmy James)

- Pte Wiggins committed suicide by shooting (Volunteer: David Grant)

- Sjt Williams drowned in River Tigris (Volunteer: Terry Denham)

- Pte Wilson committed suicide by shooting (Volunteer: David Grant)

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corisande

Of the men who came from my work in trying to clarify "Irish deaths", the one that I am happiest to see recognised is George Motley above

George Motley (click for more on him) and John Steer (click for more on him) of East Lancs Regt were stationed in Kerry in 1921

They left the barracks on 10 April 1921 and were never seen again. The British never posted them as missing, nor did the British make any attempt to take up their case as missing after withdrawal from Ireland. So in bureaucratic terms the men were not dead.

The IRA picked them up at a time that the IRA were suspicious of such soldiers wandering the countryside as being British Intelligence plants. Motley and Steer were kept in captivity for some time, and eventually the IRA deemed that they knew too much. They were executed and buried in a bog in Kerry

In 1926 the local police recovered bodies in spite of the fact that neither the British nor the Irish authorities wanted to know. The local police sergeant was a remarkable persistent man

They were exhumed, but it took over a year to get the bodies repatriated to England and they were reburied in the men's home towns.

Because the episode was only reported in the English local press, nothing National and nothing in the Irish papers, and put on top of that the fact that the names were wrong (think Irish perception of English names when spoken) and it was difficult to find them. On top of that there were no death certs (obvious reasons) and I know Terry had a job on getting evidence (the local newspaper reports on the re-burials are not good enough)

Anyway Motley is now accepted by CWGC and Steer is going through the system - it took me longer to get the newspaper report on him, as I had no idea where to start - a kind person found it for me via Rootschat)- and I had the name wrong - Irish had him as "Jack Stay"

Regrettably there are still a lot of bodies of British soldiers buried in bogs today. It is a very sensitive subject in Ireland, but with luck, I or someone else will be able to find more.

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River97

Rest in peace, gone and no longer forgotten. poppy.gif

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chrisharley9

May They Rest In Peace

David

I personally would like to thank you for your persistence on these cases

Chris

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Verrico2009

Not forgotten. poppy.gif

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Hywyn

Well done all concerned.

Not Forgotten

Hywyn

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Terry Denham

I would like to draw attention to the number of cases now being accepted which are attached to the late Kevin O'Neill's name - and there are many more naval cases still to come which will bear his name.

Kevin is still sorely missed as a member of the IFCP team. His volume of work is difficult to match and he was responsible for many casualties receiving their due commemoration. I still miss his weekly phone calls!

NOT FORGOTTEN

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Ardtrabane

Well done to all concernedpoppy.gif

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Will O'Brien

Raising a glass to their memory & raising another to Kev too.

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chrisharley9

Painter I Samuel Harry DAWE

344039 Royal Navy, HMS Dolphin

Died 20.08.21 Age 41

Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hants, UK

Grave Found

Portsmouth Kingston Cemetery

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HAYHURST, JOHN

Rank:Civilian

Service No:J

Date of Death:11/12/1918

Age:50

Regiment/Service:Young Men's Christian Association

Grave Reference

CemeteryBLACKBURN CEMETERY

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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Pte Horace Charles ANDERSON

3/4 Bn, Dorsetshire Regiment

Died 11.12.20 Age 20

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

I have been researching this chap for a couple of years and have posted several requests for information on the Forum as I was aware he was a non-comm. but didn't know his regiment. Well done to whoever* put in the hard work in submitting the application to the CWGC - I'm glad Horace has been commeorated at last.

Kind regards

Teresa

*just noticed this was David Grant - thanks, David.

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MOTLEY, GEORGE

Rank:Private

Service No:3379056

Date of Death:10/04/1921

Regiment/Service:East Lancashire Regiment

Grave ReferencePlot F. Grave 470

CemeterySHIPLEY (NAB WOOD) CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Son of Thomas and Sarah E Motley, of Shipley, Yorks.

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Private Motley is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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BLACK, JAMES

Rank:Chief Petty Officer

Service No:191084

Date of Death:14/08/1921

Age:41

Regiment/Service:Royal Navy

HMS Excellent

Panel ReferenceAddenda Panel

MemorialPORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Grave Found Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery

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WIGGINS, WALTER HAROLD

Rank:Private

Service No:5373116

Date of Death:05/03/1921

Age:35

Regiment/Service:Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry

1st Bn.

Panel ReferenceAddenda Panel

MemorialBROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Grave Found

Wandsworth Earlsfield Cemetery

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ANDERSON, HORACE CHARLES

Rank: Private Date of Death: 11/12/1920 Age: 20 Regiment/Service: Dorsetshire Regiment 3rd/4th Bn. Grave Reference L K45 Cemetery BARKING (RIPPLESIDE) CEMETERY

Additional Information:

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Private Anderson is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

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COUGHLAN, WILLIAM HENRY

Rank:Petty Officer

Service No:J4691

Date of Death:24/07/1921

Age:29

Regiment/Service:Royal Navy

HMS Pembroke I

Panel ReferenceAddenda Panel

MemorialCHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

Grave Found Gillingham Woodlands Cemetery

With thanks to CGM

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COUGHLAN, WILLIAM HENRY

Rank:

Petty Officer

Service No:

J4691

Date of Death:

24/07/1921

Age:

29

Regiment/Service:

Royal Navy

H.M.S. Pembroke I

Grave Reference

Naval. R.C. 6. 278

Cemetery

GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY, KENT

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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BLACK, JAMES

Rank:

Chief Petty Officer

Service No:

191084

Date of Death:

14/08/1921

Age:

41

Regiment/Service:

Royal Navy

H.M.S. "Excellent"

Grave Reference

Plot E. Line 42. Grave 6.

Cemetery

HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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DAWE, SAMUEL HARRY

Rank: Painter 1st Class Trade: Painter Service No: 344039 Date of Death: 20/08/1921 Age: 41 Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. "Dolphin" Grave Reference Cemetery PORTSMOUTH (KINGSTON) CEMETERY

Additional Information:

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Painter 1st Class Dawe is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a Commission headstone to mark his grave.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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Motley and Steer were kept in captivity for some time, and eventually the IRA deemed that they knew too much. They were executed and buried in a bog in Kerry

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I am interested to know why you are so certain that they were executed because they knew too much. There are other possible reasons.

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ATKINSON, CHARLES HENRY FAIRBANK

Rank:

Surgeon Lieutenant

Date of Death:

14/01/1920

Age:

35

Regiment/Service:

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Awards:

O B E

Grave Reference

Cemetery

ST. TUDY CHURCH CEMETERY

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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HAYHURST, JOHN

Rank:Civilian

Service No:J

Date of Death:11/12/1918

Age:50

Regiment/Service:Young Men's Christian Association

Grave Reference

CemeteryBLACKBURN CEMETERY

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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Thanks very much for the picture Bernice

Cheers

Chris

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MARQUIS, JACK HENRY

Rank:

Private

Date of Death:

25/04/1921

Age:

19

Regiment/Service:

Gloucestershire Regiment

1st Bn.

Panel Reference

Addenda Panel

Memorial

BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Grave found at Foulon Cemetery Guernsey

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