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Remembered Today (20/04/21) - Pte Sigvert FISKAAEN


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Margaretnolan

Discharged in 1919 to Rainhill Asylum with Delusional Insanity and died there. Very sad.

From Norway. He was 36 years old.

 

Margaret

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Matlock1418

Pension record cards at WFA/Fold3 under FISKAAEN, G/25213 [several of the cards rather struggled with his forename]

R.I.P.

:-) M

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ianjonesncl
25 minutes ago, Margaretnolan said:

Discharged in 1919 to Rainhill Asylum with Delusional Insanity and died there. Very sad.

From Norway. He was 36 years old.

 

Margaret

The record from Private G/25213 Sigvert Fiskaaen - St Helens Rolls of Honour details he enlisted in Chicago,

 

One wonders what is the story of his life.

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FROGSMILE

Merchant seaman perhaps?  I wonder if he appears in the seaman’s register pre-war.

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DavidOwen

His service record survives on FMP Link

it is faint but his occupation is listed as Fisherman. It also appears he was a POW, can anyone find his ICRC record?

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FROGSMILE
27 minutes ago, DavidOwen said:

His service record survives on FMP Link

it is faint but his occupation is listed as Fisherman. It also appears he was a POW, can anyone find his ICRC record?

Fisherman would make sense, as that was probably the most common area of work for Norwegian men due to the extent of that country’s seaboard, and inland fjords.  There was common passage between Norway and the ports of Grimsby and Hull that led to small communities of Norwegian settlers when times were hard (there were some infamous famines there).

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Hi,

 

In addition to the numbers on the card that Charlie posted the link to, he also appears to be on PA26571, and PA28408, albeit his given name is typed as Lagwart. The PoW records indicate that he was taken 'unwounded' on 21.3.1918, but his service file indicates that when he arrived in Switzerland on 31.8.1918 he had a broken shin bone.

 

Regards

Chris

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Kitchener's Bugle

Many thanks for the additional information.

 

I have added some notes to his page.

 

Private G/25213 Sigvert Fiskaaen - St Helens Rolls of Honour

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