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Soldiers re-interred in the UK

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Moonraker

In another thread, Helpjpl has posted this link

 

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/05bdbc_a28844330fea418c9df6f544a78ceb5d.pdf

 

about a WWI soldier's remains being moved from one English cemetery to another, in this case in 1959 or a year or so later.

 

Are there many other instances of this happening within the United Kingdom?

 

I am aware that the bodies of German PoWs were moved from local cemeteries to Cannock Chase and that remains of a few men from overseas who died in the UK were repatriated after the war.

 

Moonraker

 

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BereniceUK

MB/2384 Motor Mechanic James Wane, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, was drowned at sea "whilst serving on H.M. Motor Launch 247," on 29th September 1918, interred at Barnoon Cemetery, St Ives, Cornwall, on 9th October 1918, and re-interred at St Mary's graveyard, Eccleston, Lancashire, on 15th March 1919.

 

The quote is from the inscription on his grave memorial.

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tbirduk

One of the men I have researched almost fits this category, although in his case he was exhumed from a Family Grave and cremated.

One of 6 brothers from the Isle of Man who all served in the war, only 3 survived. 

He is now remembered on an Addenda Plaque in the Woking Crematorium and with his brothers on a Memorial in Douglas


George Frederick Green born 1890 enlisted 6 Aug 1914 in the London Regiment having previously served 4 years in the King's Liverpool, in France from March 1915 by November 1915 he was hospitalised and a Heart murmur was detected, on release from Hospital he was promoted to Lance Corporal and sent to Dublin in November 1915.  Shortly before Easter 1916 he was sent to England and discharged due to the Heart condition with an Army Pension.
Following a (successful) review of his pension status he Volunteered for the RNVR and was posted to HMS President as an assistant Paymaster, which resulted in his Army Pension being cancelled.
 Meanwhile one of his brother's had volunteered for Service on the Q-Ship HMS Paxton which was sunk 20 May 1917, another brother had died of Wounds in France in September 1916, and presumably these events  inspired George to Volunteer for service aboard a Q-ship and was posted as the Paymaster in charge aboard HMS Tamarisk. I can find no evidence of a wound but he died of blood poisoning 25 Apr 1919 in Kensington whilst still serving. He was buried in a Family grave in the Brookwood Necropolis (not the Miliitary Area), but was exhumed 16 September 1925 and Cremated.
 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/122664781/george-frederick-green

 

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/4028182/

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