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Another case by Richard Laughton


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I see that another Canadian from the Great War was now been identified.  
 

As it states on Canadian Armed Forces Twitter account ‘Another successful identification by the Casualty identification program’.

Looking at the pinned post, it seems that it was Richard Laughton but not named in the Press Release. 
 

the information was only released in the last 14 hours. Again it just states a report received from the CWGC was received in May 2019 ‘independent researchers had raised the possibility that this grave was that of Corporal George Herbert Ledingham
 

the list on the CWGC website shows it already shows Accepted  - Change in commemoration in progress

however, if the CWGC can change the status, why is it taking them time to update their list as it is still showing as June 2021

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It is certainly a case from Richard Laughton, his report is here: 

https://cefresearch.ca/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=12593&p=94078

The case is already marked "Accepted - Change in commemoration in progress" on the CWGC open case list from September 2020 !!!!

His CWGC page: https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/1570433/george-herbert-ledingham/

 

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On 23/11/2021 at 07:32, LDT006 said:

It is certainly a case from Richard Laughton, his report is here: 

https://cefresearch.ca/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=12593&p=94078

The case is already marked "Accepted - Change in commemoration in progress" on the CWGC open case list from September 2020 !!!!

His CWGC page: https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/1570433/george-herbert-ledingham/

 

Interestingly this highlights the timings for this case. 

From the Cefresearch.ca link in LTD006's post it appears that the case was submitted to CWGC in March/April 2015. As Chesterboy revealed, the Canadian Armed Forces then received the case in May 2019, and confirmed Corporal Ledingham's identity in November 2019 - see article on Government of Government of Canada website. This is four years from receipt of the case to its approval. I assume the past two years delay in announcing this is due to the Covid pandemic, but whatever the reason we are now at six years from the case being presented to CWGC, and the rededication service has still to be arranged.

J

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Another successful case submitted by Richard Laughton and hopefully a few more of his cases he submitted from 2016-2020 will also be approved

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