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148845 Gunner George Arthur Brown

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temptage

Have just been doing some Memorial research and found this fella. There has been some research done on him by someone else on this website, but have noticed that they claim he had only joined up in Feb 1917, 9 months before his death, whereas his medal card gives the dates of signing up on 10/12/1915 and discharge due to sickness on 21/06/1917 with death on 11/11/1917. Im just wondering if the cause of discharge may well have been caused or aggravated by his service.

 

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David Porter

His service record (Pension) survives. He was not mobilized until February 27, 1917 and was posted to RGA depot on March 2, 1917. He had Tuberculosis of Lungs which was aggravated by service. A pension was provided for his widow from November 14, 1917.

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temptage
22 minutes ago, David Porter said:

......tuberculosis of Lungs which was aggravated by service........

 

Are they the magical words we need?

 

Should this be a case for the IFCP then? He's not on the CWGC database.

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Bardess

Absobloominglutely ^_^

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Terry Denham

You will also need his death certificate as, so far, there is no evidence of cause of death. This is only half the story.

 

If it says TB, then there can be a case. If it gives some other cause, then there probably won't be.

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chrisharley9

Any idea where he is buried?

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MrEd
23 hours ago, temptage said:

 

Are they the magical words we need?

 

Should this be a case for the IFCP then? He's not on the CWGC database.

 

Excuse my ignorance but what is IFCP?

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clk

Hi,

2 minutes ago, MrEd said:

what is IFCP?

 

Link

 

Regards

Chris

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temptage
6 hours ago, chrisharley9 said:

Any idea where he is buried?

 

Hes buried in Cleethorpes Cemetery, Section e.B.28 (not to be confused with 'Block e' which is within the Cemetery also)

 

I will try to get up there tomorrow to see what is written on the plot kerbing. There is a photo of the family plot available here but the text cant be seen.

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temptage

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BarbaraG

Attestation Papers on Ancestry...

 

Disease caused by service - Yes

Aggravated by service - Yes

 

Will forward if required

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BarbaraG
On 22 November 2018 at 13:36, Terry Denham said:

You will also need his death certificate as, so far, there is no evidence of cause of death. This is only half the story.

 

If it says TB, then there can be a case. If it gives some other cause, then there probably won't be.

 

Discharged 21.06.17

 

Disease Tuberculosis of lungs

 

Medical Board adds not the result of but aggravated by ordinary military service

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temptage

That is fantastic to see in black and white. Thanks Barbara. 

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temptage

All required records forwarded to IFCP. Death certificate confirms TB. 

 

Looks like we have the blighter after all! 

 

Just have to sit back and wait for the powers that be to accept him as a casualty so he can be rightfully remembered. 

 

Thanks to everyone who provided me with details for submission. 

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