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Ypres Town Cemetery Extension: Case #1 - Gunner James Whitticase, 224th Siege Battery RGA

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This is a child topic of: https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/278701-ypres-town-cemetery-extension/

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:poppy:COG-BR 2763703: a UBS at 28.I.4.b.7.7 with a "Shirt" or "Sheet" bearing 155498

  • that number belongs to Gunner James Whitticase, 224th Siege Battery RGA, 10 November 1917
  • there is a known gunner Reginald Buttle of the same unit found at the exact same location on COG-BR 2763775 date 28 October 1917
  • question is whether it is a SHIRT or a SHEET as I never trust an identification based on a ground sheet
  • it does look more like SHIRT, clearly a "dot" on the "i" and and "ir" not an "ee"

 

I showed the image to a group of unassociated people, about a dozen, no hints - they all said "Shirt bearing No. 155498".

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Of the eight (8) men lost from that battey in Belgium, Gunner Buttle is the only one with the location of his remains marked on a COG-BR. Gunner Whitticase is the only one of the eight that has no known grave.

 

2763703 - Unknown at 28.I.4.b.7.7

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2763775 - Buttle at 28.I.4.b.7.7

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