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Dvr T4/233678 H Clarkson ASC - missing from CWGC ?


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I have come across this man -

Driver T4/233678 Henry Clarkson, Army Service Corps. Died of suicide on 01 October 1916 at Swalwell, Gateshead.

I can't, at present, see him on CWGC.  Am I missing him somewhere ?

(I have the newspaper death report and his effect's records)


Craig

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He's not in SDGW, Craig. The coroner's inquest, in Newcastle Journal, 5 October 1916, shows he joined the ASC on 4 September 1916 and was sent to Bradford. He got leave from 23 to 25 September and left home for Bradford on the 24th. Found hanging in a shed at his home. 

 

I wonder if he'd completed all the necessary forms? 

 

Would his wife and six children have been eligible for a pension?

 

Mike

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There would most likely have been a pension entitlement originally but I couldn't find a ledger entry so it's either missing or something happened to end any claim.

 

I thought it odd too that there was no apparent SDGW entry for a 1916 death.

 

Craig

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Isn't there a mention on another thread that CWGC came to rely very heavily on SDGW for its basic data? If the latter missed it, so too might the former.

 

It occurred to me that he might have been called up, attested, but had some ailment that needed treatment before he was formally taken on the strength. That might explain why he was given leave so quickly. 

 

Mike

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I have done a pretty large research of all the British soldiers who died in Ireland. The ones missing from CWGC tended to be the dodgy deaths some suicides, some escaping from arrest, deserters, etc

 

I would suspect in the case of this man here that someone felt that he did not deserve a CWGC grave, and just did not fill in the forms

 

IFTC can get him added if you have the proof

 

@Terry_Denham may drop by here

 

 

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16 minutes ago, PaulC78 said:

In From the Cold put this man forward today.

For those others that are interested he has a pension card at WFA/Fold3

https://www.fold3.com/image/668452704?terms=233678

"Suicide caused by active service"

And the MoP paid out,

Well done IFCP for presenting - To me he seems likely to be / should be recognised.

:-) M

 

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