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James Brown

Hi Looking for  picture of the Headstone of the casualty listed below.

 

Any kind person visiting or passing through if you have any time would appreciate a Photograph of the Grave/Headstone

 

Robert SHANLEY (Should read Private Robert Stanley Hamilton)

Private 1223

2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, 4th Division

Died of Wounds on Thursday 25th February 1915

Buried at Ste. Marie cemetery Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France

Cemetery/memorial reference: Div. 19. A. 1.

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temptage

Leave it with me. I've got someone going there this week. 

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Robin Garrett

Temptage

 

Could you please ask your "someone" to photograph the grave of Alfred Allen Longsdon at the same cemetery Div.14.1.5 as well.

 

Regards

 

Robin

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temptage

Consider him added.

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James Brown
4 hours ago, temptage said:

Leave it with me. I've got someone going there this week. 

Thanks for that very much appreciated temptage

James

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BillyH

Hi Temptage,

If I am not too late could you please add :

Edgar Cooper  Div.19 . AA. 3

 

BillyH.

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temptage
20 minutes ago, BillyH said:

Hi Temptage,

If I am not too late could you please add :

Edgar Cooper  Div.19 . AA. 3

 

BillyH.

 

No you are not too late, and yes you are added.

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bobpike

Wickham F-Pte-R Warwick-1/6-Ste Marie Cem Div 62 24

please

I will contact you about the others soon

Bob

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temptage

Cheers Bob

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temptage
On 11/02/2019 at 14:01, James Brown said:

Hi Looking for  picture of the Headstone of the casualty listed below.

 

Any kind person visiting or passing through if you have any time would appreciate a Photograph of the Grave/Headstone

 

Robert SHANLEY (Should read Private Robert Stanley Hamilton)

Private 1223

2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, 4th Division

Died of Wounds on Thursday 25th February 1915

Buried at Ste. Marie cemetery Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France

Cemetery/memorial reference: Div. 19. A. 1.

 

On 11/02/2019 at 15:20, Robin Garrett said:

Temptage

 

Could you please ask your "someone" to photograph the grave of Alfred Allen Longsdon at the same cemetery Div.14.1.5 as well.

 

Regards

 

Robin

 

On 12/02/2019 at 09:37, BillyH said:

Hi Temptage,

If I am not too late could you please add :

Edgar Cooper  Div.19 . AA. 3

 

BillyH.

 

On 13/02/2019 at 06:25, bobpike said:

Wickham F-Pte-R Warwick-1/6-Ste Marie Cem Div 62 24

please

I will contact you about the others soon

Bob

 

I have sent my list off today, so its just a matter of waiting now. Hopefully he will get them over the weekend.

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James Brown

Look forward to that and thanks so much for doing this.

JB

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temptage
On 11/02/2019 at 14:01, James Brown said:

Hi Looking for  picture of the Headstone of the casualty listed below.

 

Any kind person visiting or passing through if you have any time would appreciate a Photograph of the Grave/Headstone

 

Robert SHANLEY (Should read Private Robert Stanley Hamilton)

Private 1223

2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, 4th Division

Died of Wounds on Thursday 25th February 1915

Buried at Ste. Marie cemetery Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France

Cemetery/memorial reference: Div. 19. A. 1.

1358388015_SHANLEYR.jpg.cda700e0c9644d93a76cdbecf4b98d68.jpg

On 11/02/2019 at 15:20, Robin Garrett said:

Temptage

 

Could you please ask your "someone" to photograph the grave of Alfred Allen Longsdon at the same cemetery Div.14.1.5 as well.

 

Regards

 

Robin

1049864689_LONGSDONAA.jpg.7ae7ac754901b7798890299d158abd6e.jpg

On 12/02/2019 at 09:37, BillyH said:

Hi Temptage,

If I am not too late could you please add :

Edgar Cooper  Div.19 . AA. 3

 

BillyH.

1836793342_COOPERE.jpg.263f273a8b47235de78ca577957cd61b.jpg

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temptage
On 13/02/2019 at 06:25, bobpike said:

Wickham F-Pte-R Warwick-1/6-Ste Marie Cem Div 62 24

please

I will contact you about the others soon

Bob

1153885983_WICKHAMF.jpg.6b6234e99072f9436aaaffdabde9d023.jpg

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BillyH

Thanks to temptage for the excellent photo!

 

BillyH.

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Robin Garrett

Thanks very much temptage for the photo of Alfred Longsdon's head stone. Very good definition.

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temptage

Courtesy of my man in Le Havre, Franck Benoist, who lives overlooking the Cemetery. 

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James Brown

Thank you so much temptage for that photo.

Excellent quality, and I am very grateful for that. 

7 years it took me to finally identify this casualty as his real name was Robert "Stanley" Hamilton. The "Shanley" was a spelling mistake. 

When Ancestry took over the medal index cards and scanned both sides his family's address was written on the back of the card identifying this Robert Stanley Hamilton with the same battalion, date of death and serial number. 

 

Thanks again 

James

Hamilton, Robert Stanley.jpg

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temptage

Rather than a spelling mistake, from all the paraphinalia available on Ancestry, it looks like he signed up with an alias. On the Medal Rolls for Robert Stanley Hamilton, when the family requested his medals, there was no record of him on the 'Roll'. That screams to me that he signed up as Robert Hamilton Shanley, as his record for the Army Registers of Soldiers Effects, which lists monies owed to to soldiers who died. That also proves that he died as Robert Shanley, more proving the point of it not being a spelling mistake.

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