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New CWGC Commemorations 10.02.16


Terry Denham
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CWGC added the following casualties to the WW1 War Dead Roll today.

BEAVERS, John Robert

Acting Serjeant 69470

Royal Field Artillery (British Military Mission)

Died 01.02.20

Commemorated: Haidar Pasha Memorial, Turkey

BLOMER, Richard

Serjeant S/23452

Royal Army Service Corps

Died 24.01.20 Age 32

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

BLOXHAM, William Arthur

Boy T/60047

Royal Army Service Corps

Died 06.04.20 Age 16

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

BROWN, Arthur

Musician 299151

2nd Life Guards

Died 07.03.21 Age 35

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

BUSH, John Henry

Private DM2/179218

Royal Army Service Corps

Died 07.12.18

Commemorated: Doiran Memorial, Greece

CHARLES, David

Private 85442

Machine Gun Corps

Died 14.08.20 Age 24

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

CHEESEMAN, Reginald Albert

Private ES/58005

Royal Army Service Corps

Died 16.03.20 Age 24

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

CROWTHER, Jim

Private 18180

2 Bn, Lincolnshire Regiment

Died 01.07.16 Age 18

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, France

FORWARD, Charles Henry

Private 206039

1/5 Bn, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Died 18.12.20 Age 31

Commemorated: Chatby Memorial, Egypt

HEATH, Henry

Acting Corporal S/440267

Royal Army Service Corps

Died 23.07.20 Age 40

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

KNIGHT, Thomas George Ridgeway

Gunner 1018328

Royal Field Artillery

Died 12.01.21 Age 21

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

McCOMBIE, David Bernard

Driver T/8297

Royal Army Service Corps

Died 21.02.21 Age 24

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

McINNES, Charles

Gunner 16644

Royal Garrison Artillery

Died 26.03.18 Age 31

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

McINNES, Charles

Private S/15790

6 Bn, Cameron Highlanders

Died 28.04.18 Age 24

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

NEIL, Hugh

Private DM2/170788

Army Service Corps

Died 20.12.17 Age 32

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

PARSLEY, John

Bombardier 289033

Royal Field Artillery

Died 30.07.20 Age 23

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

ROEBUCK, Luther

Gunner 221885

Royal Field Artillery

Died 10.06.18 Age 31

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

SCHORAH, John

Private 220148

4 Bn, East Yorkshire Regiment

Died 20.12.18 Age 36

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

SELWOOD, William Henry

Private 38749

65 Coy, Labour Corps

Died 01.01.19 Age 39

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

TOYE, William Henry

Private 6451534

Royal Fusiliers

Died 09.01.21 Age 19

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

VAN DER SWAN, Harold Montague

Serjeant 132696

Royal Fusiliers

Died 30.03.20 Age 42

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

NOT FORGOTTEN

Several of the above were In From the Cold Project cases

- A/Sjt Beavers died of unstated causes serving in Russia (Volunteer: David Milborrow)

- Sjt Blomer died of bronchitis (Volunteer: David Milborrow)

- Boy Bloxham died of influenza (Volunteer: Alan Brockbank)

- Musician Brown died of infective endocarditis (Volunteer: David Milborrow)

- Pte Bush died of illness while serving in Serbia (Volunteer: David Milborrow)

- Pte Charles died post-discharge of endocarditis (Volunteer: David Milborrow)

- Pte Cheeseman died of influenza (Volunteer: Alan Brockbank)

- Pte Crowther was killed in action (Volunteer: Steve Pestell)

- Pte Forward died of pneumonia aboard HMT Macedonia (Volunteer: David Milborrow)

- A/Cpl Heath committed suicide by drowning (Volunteer: David Milborrow)

- Gnr Knight committed suicide by drinking poison (Volunteer: David Milborrow)

- Dvr McCombie died of a brain tumour (Volunteer: David Milborrow)

- Gnr McInnes died post-discharge of tuberculosis (Volunteer: David Milborrow)

- Pte McInnes died post-discharge of tuberculosis (Volunteer: Terry Denham)

- Pte Neil died post-discharge of tuberculosis (Volunteer: Mike Morley)

- Bmdr Parsley was killed by a falling target on firing range (Volunteer: David Milborrow)

- Gnr Roebuck died post-discharge of head wounds sustained in Belgium (Volunteer: Peter Bennett)

- Pte Schorah died post-discharge of nephritis contracted as PoW (Volunteer: Peter Bennett)

- Pte Toye died of tuberculosis (Volunteer: David Milborrow)

- Sjt Van der Swan died of heart disease (Volunteer: Alan Brockbank)

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Luther Roebuck and John Schorah are both buried in family graves in Dewsbury Cemetery, I was fortunate that both their records have survived which enabled me to prove via their Death Certificates that they died due to War Service.

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PARSLEY, JOHN

Rank:

Bombardier

Service No:

289033

Date of Death:

30/07/1920

Age:

23

Regiment/Service:

Royal Field Artillery

Panel Reference:

Memorial:

UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

Additional Information:

Son of Henry and Anna Maria Parsley of Wangford, Suffolk.

Wangford (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard

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McCOMBIE, DAVID BERNARD

Rank:

Driver

Service No:

T/8297

Date of Death:

21/02/1921

Age:

24

Regiment/Service:

Royal Army Service Corps

Panel Reference:

Memorial:

UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

Additional Information:

Husband of Mary McCombie.

Grave Found Aldershot Military Cemetery.

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ROEBUCK, LUTHER

Rank: Gunner Service No: 221885 Date of Death: 10/06/1918 Age: 31 Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery 1st Div. Ammunition Col. Grave Reference: B. 155. Cemetery: DEWSBURY CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of Heber and Sarah Ellen Roebuck of Batley Carr, Yorks. Commemoration Moved From UK BOR.
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SCHORAH, JOHN

Rank:

Private

Service No:

220148

Date of Death:

20/12/1918

Age:

36

Regiment/Service:

East Yorkshire Regiment

4th Bn.

Grave Reference:

F. 526.

Cemetery:

DEWSBURY CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Son of Edwin and Elizabeth Schorah of Ravensthorpe, Yorks.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR.

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McCOMBIE, DAVID BERNARD

Rank:

Driver

Service No:

T/8297

Date of Death:

21/02/1921

Age:

24

Regiment/Service:

Royal Army Service Corps

Grave Reference:

R. 372.

Cemetery:

ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Husband of Mary McCombie.

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Driver McCombie 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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CHARLES, DAVID

Rank:
Private
Service No:
85442
Date of Death:
14/08/1920
Age:
24
Regiment/Service:
Machine Gun Corps
 
1st Depot Bn.
Panel Reference:
 
Memorial:
UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
 
Additional Information:
Son of David Charles of Gillingham, Kent.
 
Grave Found Gillingham Woodlands Cemetery.
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PARSLEY, JOHN

Rank:
Bombardier
Service No:
289033
Date of Death:
30/07/1920
Age:
23
Regiment/Service:
Royal Field Artillery
Grave Reference:
 
Cemetery:
WANGFORD (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD
 
Additional Information:
Son of Henry and Anna Maria Parsley of Wangford, Suffolk.
 
 

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Bombardier Parsley 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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CHARLES, DAVID

Rank:

Private

Service No:

85442

Date of Death:

14/08/1920

Age:

24

Regiment/Service:

Machine Gun Corps

 

1st Depot Bn.

Grave Reference:

CI. 597.

Cemetery:

GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY, KENT

Additional Information:

Son of David Charles of Gillingham, Kent.

 

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Private Charles 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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BROWN, ARTHUR

Rank:
Musician
Service No:
299151
Date of Death:
07/03/1921
Age:
35
Regiment/Service:
2nd Life Guards
Grave Reference:
H.73/11.3
Cemetery:
BROMPTON CEMETERY
 
Additional Information:
Husband of Fanny Brown.
 
 

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Musician Brown 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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NEIL, HUGH

Rank:
Private
Service No:
DM2/170788
Date of Death:
20/12/1917
Age:
32
Regiment/Service:
Army Service Corps
Grave Reference:
7. 306.
Cemetery:
STRANRAER (SHEUCHAN) CEMETERY
 
Additional Information:
Son of Helen Neil and the late Hugh Neil.
 
Commemoration Moved From UK BOR.
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McINNES, Charles

Gunner 16644

Royal Garrison Artillery

Died 26.03.18 Age 31

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

Commemoration Moved to Glasgow Sandymount Cemetery.

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McINNES, Charles

Private S/15790

6 Bn, Cameron Highlanders

Died 28.04.18 Age 24

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

Grave Found Glasgow Western Necropolis.

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TOYE, William Henry

Private 6451534

Royal Fusiliers

Died 09.01.21 Age 19

 

Grave Found Hendon Cemetery. 

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McINNES, Charles

Private S/15790

6 Bn, Cameron Highlanders

Died 28.04.18 Age 24

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

Commemoration moved  Glasgow Western Necropolis. He is to received a CWGC headstone.

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SELWOOD, William Henry

Private 38749

65 Coy, Labour Corps

Died 01.01.19 Age 39

 

Grave found Newport Christchurch Cemetery.

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VAN DER SWAN, Harold Montague

Serjeant 132696

Royal Fusiliers

Died 30.03.20 Age 42

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

Commemoration moved to Nunhead All Saints Cemetery.

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BLOXHAM, William Arthur

Boy T/60047

Royal Army Service Corps

Died 06.04.20 Age 16

 

Commemoration moved to Streatham Cemetery, London.

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