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New CWGC Commemoration 23.03.21


Terry Denham

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CWGC added the following casualty to the WW1 War Dead Roll today.

 

EASTWOOD, Ernest Taylor

Lieutenant

Royal Air Force

Died 11.07.18  Age 41

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

NOT FORGOTTEN

 

The above was an In From the Cold Project case.

 

- Lt Eastwood died of bowel cancer (Volunteer: Geoff Gillon)

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May He Rest In Peace.

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On 23/03/2021 at 10:33, Terry Denham said:

Lt Eastwood died of bowel cancer

As one who has submitted non-commemoration cases to CWGC and who has others in the pipeline ...

Would be interested to know how this particular medical condition was attributed to war service to the satisfaction of CWGC et al.

???

:-) M

 

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if he was still in service and had not been discharged on health grounds then the cause of his illness is irrelevant. Just a few hundred yards from my home is the CWGC war grave of a petty officer who died of GPI in a naval hospital. It can hardly be argued that catching syphilis was a part of his duty, but he died still a member of the navy in 1916.

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34 minutes ago, keithmroberts said:

if he was still in service and had not been discharged on health grounds then the cause of his illness is irrelevant.

Yes, of course, a possibility - attribution not required.

Didn't/don't have all the facts to hand.

Just was being a bit lazy and not looking to out his whole file to discover!

And brain also considerably elsewhere at the time really - I really should try to single task!!

:-/ M

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Further to the above.

 

Keith is quite right about the circumstances around this name. As you will see, it does not say 'died post-discharge'. If a man dies whilst still in service, the cause of death and the place of death are immaterial to commemoration. Death can be by being killed in action, dying of wounds, dying of illness, dying by accident, by homicide or suicide or by judicial execution. There are no exclusions.

 

Also, a man can qualify through death resulting from syphilis (or GPI - a natural end result) even after discharge if he fits one of the three post-discharge criteria -ie. death due to an illness attributable to service, aggravated by service or of an illness commencing during service (all within the qualifying dates). Though not likely to be attributable to service, a GPI man could easily qualify under the third criterion here (also under 'aggravated by' if 'proven').

 

For post-discharge men, the actual cause of death is immaterial as whether it can be proven that the cause of death meets one of the three criteria is the governing factor and not the nature of the illness.  Don't get hung up on any specific cause of death.

 

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EASTWOOD, Ernest Taylor

Lieutenant

Royal Air Force

Died 11.07.18  Age 41

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

Grave found Radcliffe on Trent Cemetery.

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