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Pte Valentine


Soren

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I'm sure this has already been done, but I just did a serach on CWGC and this is the only Valentine of the two wars to have died on Valentines Day...

Here we go looking for Pte Christmas now...... :blink:

In Memory of

Private HENRY EDGAR VALENTINE

3540, 1st Bn., Honourable Artillery Company

who died

on 14 February 1917

Remembered with honour

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

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Not quite fitting your criteria but there is a civilian Non-World War Grave in CWGC Care in Benghazi British Military Cemetery, Libya as follows...

CLAUSE, S.

German Civilian

Died 19th May 1955

Plot 2 Row B Grave 13

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Not quite fitting your criteria but there is a civilian Non-World War Grave in CWGC Care in Benghazi British Military Cemetery, Libya as follows...

CLAUSE, S.

German Civilian

Died 19th May 1955

Plot 2 Row B Grave 13

interesting though Terry, why under the CWGC care I wonder???

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Soren

Think you might have started an interesting thread here -

IN MEMORY OF

GEORGE EASTER Pte Royal Innis Fus

Dow 1/4/1918

Surely easter falls on this day sometimes.

Glyn

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Soren

Think you might have started an interesting thread here -

IN MEMORY OF

GEORGE EASTER Pte Royal Innis Fus

Dow 1/4/1918

Surely easter falls on this day sometimes.

Glyn

Well done Glyn... I was thinking about Easter earlier..... their must be more out there! :unsure:

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why under the CWGC care I wonder???

Soren

CWGC looks after about 20,000 Non-World War graves all over the world either under contract from another authority (usually the UK MoD) or because the graves just happen to be in one of their cemeteries/plots.

In Libya, CWGC look after under MoD contract all the British military graves resulting from UK forces being stationed there post-WW2 as well as the official War Graves.

Obviously, there are some ex-pat civilians from this period buried in these cemeteries also. Mr Clause was presumably one of these.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Soren1915

There a Private 781529 TE Christmas, London Regt (Royal Fusiliers), although he did not die on Christmas Day - it was 28 August 1918.

Although there were other Pvt Christmas, this one is buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery (III.B.6) 5 graves away from -

Private G/79064 HJ Claus, Royal Fusiliers (III.B.1) who died the same day.

What were the chances of them being in the same sector, dying the same day and ending up in the same cemetery?

Is their proximity to each other a coincidence or a little bit of humour amongst the burial party, lightening what would otherwise be a macabre and dispiriting task?

Trevor

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