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Arthur Alexander Henderson, RASC 419361 - died on leave, but no CWGC


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Arthur Alexander Henderson, RASC 419361. I have a full write up of his life - click for my notes

He disappeared in Ireland in Jan 1919 and his body was found in Mar 1919

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I have his service record from Ancestry which shows he was on leave when he disappears

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However his widow did not get a pension - this was the rule at the time

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Which I can understand

However, as far as I can see he does not have  CWGC grave. He appears to fulfill the criteria as a serving soldier, so I am unsure why his grave is not CWGC recognised

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Anyone have any ideas on his exclusion, or should he be there?

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I have not found him in CWGC.

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As he was a serving soldier at the time of his death he should qualify for inclusion on the cwgc register

maybe one for the In from the cold project,  if not already on the register

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https://www.infromthecold.org/war_grave_criteria.asp

"The location of their death and the cause of death are immaterial to their qualification. They could have been killed in action, died of wounds, died of illness or by accident, died due to suicide or homicide or suffered judicial execution. CWGC treats all casualties equally and all must be commemorated under the terms of their Royal Charter."

My underlining.

Kath.

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Thanks to  all for your replies

It looks to me as if he should be included

1. "The location of their death and the cause of death are immaterial to their qualification. "

2. His service records show he was a serving soldier when he died

3. His body was found, a death cert exists.

4. His grave site is known

I am not proficient in CWGC submissions, so anyone that wants, feel free to submit him

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