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Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres: Case #4 - 7th Battalion Lieutenant (John Hamilton Hamblet?)


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From this main topic regarding the cemetery:

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/265515-heath-cemetery-harbonnieres/

 

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There was also an OFFICER in 3.J.20 - see below, Lieutenant John Hamilton Hamblet is missing for that day.

 

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Similar to the other case for the 13 or 14 missing men of the 7th Battalion, he may be accounted for already. 

 

The GRRF documents show that there is a SPECIAL MEMORIAL #22 for Lt. R. B. Purbrick as well as one for 2/Lt. J. Caddy, SPECIAL MEMORIAL #21.

 

They are reported as BURIED in this cemetery, so that means we could never say which grave, as they both died on the same day. In addition, the COG-BR only says an "Officer" and so we cannot distinguish him by rank.

 

It could still mean that Lt. Hamblet is in the cemetery, perhaps even in that grave, but we would never know.

 

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