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Highest family loss in WW1


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HAving obtained a medal group to Charles Akers of Little Amwell Hartford Heath (http://www.britishmedalforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=100080). I was wondering what the greatest number of losses were to a family ithe war. I know it has been discussed on the forum before, but I cant find the topic. Im sure its more than five but anything else would be a guess. So any pointers would be appreciated.

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I can find a few "fivers" online but Im sure I read on the forum it was more than this , trouble is I did not make a note at the time. Anyone know of any above 5?

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Terry I think

"Liverpool Echo 7 May 1918 Seven brothers killed and two V.C.'S !

What about this one? true or false?"

desrves its own topic!!

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Terry I think

"Liverpool Echo 7 May 1918 Seven brothers killed and two V.C.'S !

What about this one? true or false?"

desrves its own topic!!

Totally agree, must be an intriguing story if true.

Tony

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Not an expert but 3 Davies VCs 1 with a Liverpool connection . The only one killed in the war was born Ogmore , just down the road from me.

John Davies was from Birkenhead died 1955

Joseph Davies from Tipton died 1976

James Davies born Ogmore died 1917

So looks like a load of twaddle.

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My best candidate for the Davies DCM mentioned in the cutting is 4594 Sjt C Davies of the 6th Battalion RF (attached 4th Batt)

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This same story was also published in the Birkenhead Advertiser on 11th May 1918, no doubt from the same source.

There was a family from nearby Bebington who lost 4 sons in the war, but they are not connected to the story here.

I tried to research this article a year or so ago but couldn't make any headway locally.

Perhaps it was only published in the Liverpool + Wirral press because the Davies mentioned was being treated in a Bromborough hospital?

I don't think that there is actually a direct Wirral or Liverpool connection.

BillyH.

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