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Different dates of death - another for Terry?


ChrisC

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In Chorleywood Road Cemetery, Herts I recently spotted and photographed a commemoration to CECIL JOHN TRACY RAS MTC

ONLY SON OF JOHN TRACY

DROWNED IN FRANCE ON ACTIVE SERVICE APRIL 3rd 1916 AGED 30

Looking him up on CWGC, the only Cecil John is listed as Army Service Corps with a burial in May. Any ideas?

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Chris,

Could be that he was drowned on 3 April and his body wasn't recovered until later and buried in May,

Fred W

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Most likely answer is the the n-o-k got it wrong for some reason when they decided to put a memorial stone in Chorleywood Road.

Maybe they misunderstood a message from the military or were told the wrong date initially.

We have no indication of when the stone was placed there - could have been twenty years later.

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Thanks guys. Intriguing one isn't it "Drowned on active service"??

Chris

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