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Ringwood Memorial - 5 Missing Men

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HolymoleyRE
40 minutes ago, KevinBattle said:

MELBOURNE, FRANK. Private. Service Number 4669. Died 19/09/1914. Aged 32. (misread "F" in copperplate script, or a relative with Ringwood link?)
3rd (King's Own) Hussars
Husband of C. Melbourne, of 1, Jubilee Cottage, Ringwood, Hants.
Buried at VAILLY BRITISH CEMETERY: Plot I. Row AA. Grave 28.

So who are 

 

E Melbourne and AF Melbourne?

 

Andy

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Alan24

Thanks Kevin for the summary.

 

I'm impressed that all you guys have basically cracked it within 24 hours, even though a couple of names might have two options.

 

Like HolyMoley, I do have pictures of the names somewhere so will check that those in post 25 don't already have their names inscribed in their own right. From HM's pic in post 17 there appears to be 3 MELB... so that needs to be double checked.

If they are not already on the memorial, they should be.

 

Regards

 

Alan.

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HolymoleyRE
1 minute ago, Alan24 said:

From HM's pic in post 17 there appears to be 3 MELB... so that needs to be double checked.

I cannot see any clear connection on CWGC...there is an E Melbourne but a Yorkshire Regiment....so a misread of an for F for an E is likely too?

 

Andy

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Alan24
5 minutes ago, HolymoleyRE said:

So who are 

 

E Melbourne and AF Melbourne?

 

Andy

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I'll try and get details of the other two for you but the Meeting House is only open on Wednesdays...and I might have to go to Gatwick next Wednesday!

Odds on they could be related.

 

Regards

 

Alan.

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Alan24

If anyone's in the area and wants to pop in to see the display, here's the details of the location.

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IPT

For the record, I disagree with Charles Brown and Frank Melbourne.

 

I believe that R Brown is 645299 Thomas Reginald Brown as per post #19, and my feeling is that T Melbourne is the Fareham death in 1920, as per post #20.

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HolymoleyRE

Presumption this is E Melbourne....

Forename Ernest James
Surname Melbourne
Born Ringwood
Enlisted Lewisham
Service Number 574223
Rank Rifleman
Cause of Death Died
Place of Death Egyptian Expeditionary Force
Date of Death 29th October 1917
Regiment 17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles)

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Alan24
On 14/06/2018 at 13:47, HolymoleyRE said:

So who are 

 

E Melbourne and AF Melbourne?

 

Andy

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John Hawkins has confirmed that his research shows that...

The E Melbourne is EJ Melbourne

The AF Melbourne is Frank Melbourne 

 

Regards

 

Alan.

 

 

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HolymoleyRE
10 minutes ago, Alan24 said:

John Hawkins has confirmed that his research shows that...

The E Melbourne is EJ Melbourne

The AF Melbourne is Frank Melbourne 

 

Regards

 

Alan.

Cheers Alan.

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Alan24

I got to meet John Hawkins a few days ago in Ringwood. He's an 88 year old ex Royal Navy Lieutenant.

As well as finding information on 3 out of the 5 names, this thread has also given more details, previously unknown, on Capt. Charles Brown of the RGA.

The two unknowns being F. Melbourne & B. Kendall.

Frank Melbourne is already identified on the memorial as AF Melbourne.

AT Kendall is already identified on the memorial as A Kendall.

 

John expresses his thanks to all who have contributed in this letter. 

 

Alan.

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