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CANNELL, Charles Alfred, 3623, Cpl., Lancashire Fusiliers, Died/KiA 21 Aug. 1915


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Putting up in case of interest to someone, now and/or in the future - Recently discovered this letter, see below:



Sadly he was dead a mere month later.


Also available:

= LLT - suggests 9LF went via Mudros, but not via Alexandra (sic) as this letter suggests - maybe via both! = ???

34 Infantry Brigade: 9 Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers (1915 June - 1916 Jan). War Diary  https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4557452 [but only seems available via Ancestry - which unfortunately I can't access= ???]

= CWGC https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/696808/CHARLES ALFRED CANNELL 

= Register of Soldier's Effects

= 2 x Pension cards & 1 x Ledger

= Medal Roll

= MIC [2B Balkans (Gallipoli) 11.7.1915 = 1914-15 Star, BWM, VM]

= Find a Grave [inscribed family headstone]

= Ballaugh War Memorial commemoration

There is an Ancestry tree for him too [not by me]


From his number, rank and/or his £4 War Gratuity - Just wondering if anyone can please enlighten me as to possible date of enlistment [and where].

And of course anything more about him you may wish to present here.

In hope.

:-) M

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6 hours ago, Swinesheadvillage said:

here is a link to Manx Research which has a short write up of Charles plus a photo

Thanks - the memorials and men of the IoM are well commemorated on many Manx resources and at the Manx Museum.

:-) M

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