Gary Greene Posted 17 February , 2018 Share Posted 17 February , 2018 Hello everyone reading, I have just started researching a family member who was one of the many lost in the Great War. The soldier in question is Private William George Edwards - Regimental No. G/16039. I believe he died in France & Flanders 6th November 1918 according to records we have found via Ancestry.co.uk - Image below. However, I have conflict and confusion as I have also found a Private William George Edwards - same Regimental number G/16039 listed as being buried at NIEDERZWEHREN Cemetery. This is a long way from Flanders and I am questioning that this would have happened - hence the uncertainty. The first states he died in France, in Flanders, yet he is buried in Germany at the POW camp, Niederzwehren according to the second. It seems unlikely to me that his body would have been moved that far for burial. Does anyone have any thoughts? Would really appreciate any pointers. Is there any way to search Great War records that will tie a soldiers name to civilian connections in the same way say a marriage certificate shows maiden names and fathers/mothers names etc? Thank you in huge anticipation and thank you to Peter and Chaz for their initial suggestions. Gary the soldier? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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