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National Role for Middlesex

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Guest Hill 60

If someone has the National Roll for Middlesex could they see if the following two men are in there, please?

6946 Pte Edward Swain, 12th Royal Fusiliers. Born in Chiswick, enlisted in Hounslow & lived in Southall.

41652 Pte William George Swain, 2nd Beds Regt (formerly G/16579 Middx Regt). Born in Acton, enlisted Hounslow & lived in Southall.

They are my great uncles and I just want to see if there is anything on them that I haven't seen yet.

Many thanks.

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There wasn't a National Roll for Middlesex produced. The 14 volume National Roll of the Great War set was recently re-published by Naval & Military along with a useful Index volume. This index lists 38 Swain's, 9 in the London area (5 volumes). I had a check through the London volume that covers West London, the nearest I got to Southall was Hanwell W5, where a G. W. (kia. 29 Dec 16, 4th Royal Fusiliers) & W. T. Swain (discharged unfit for military duties, 8th Middx) had lived at 34, Shirley Gdns.

Alan Seymour

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Guest Hill 60

Alan - Sorry, for some reason I thought there was a Middx book.

Thanks for looking but the two aren't the ones I'm looking for.

William George Swain was killed in action on 21 March 1918 whilst with the 2nd Beds.

Edward, the elder brother, was killed in action with the 12th Royal Fusiliers on the 2 Feb 1916.


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