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I am researching 592587/5147 Pte. Maurice J. Barrett, 18th Bn. London Regt. (London Irish Rifles). On the 'Medal Rolls' and also in the 'Soldiers Effects' Registry, he is reported as having died on 16/08/1917. However, the CWGC have him down as having died three days later on 19th August.

 

I have a document showing that he has a Red Cross File, indicating that he might have been taken prisoner. I'm guessing he could then have died of wounds fairly sooner afterwards.

 

Can anyone shed any more light on this for me... I can't find any more Red Cross info...  Huge thanks if you can help.

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JWK

Here's his other card:

https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/1059188/3/2/

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"disparu depuis 16/8/1917" - missing since 16/8/1917

"Négatif envoyé" : message sent, by the Red Cross, to the address shown on the card (his mother) that they have no information him.

Back of the card is stamped 24 oct 1917.

 

 

ps: having a Red Cross card does not automatically mean he was a POW. Many were made upon enquiries by the family. like in this case where he was reported missing.

 

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verdun

Many thanks for this info - much appreciated!

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