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Doug Lewis

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I have SDGW CD.

Willing to do look ups.

Doug

Doug

Please could you look up the following.

Private Elliot Blades. I think he enlisted in Durham, but definitely died of his wounds 21/11/17 whilst fighting with the West Yorks, 1/7 Battalion.

I would be grateful for anything that you could add. Thank you.

Sue

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Doug

Please could you look up the following.

Private Elliot Blades. I think he enlisted in Durham, but definitely died of his wounds 21/11/17 whilst fighting with the West Yorks, 1/7 Battalion.

I would be grateful for anything that you could add. Thank you.

Sue

elliot blades

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Doug, Please could you look for my great uncles. pte William Martin 205884 4th Beds, and rifleman Charles Ager A/201379 8th KRRC. Many thanks, Colin

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cager

William Martin 205884 4th Beds

Enlisted-Ilford Essex

Resident-Barking,Essex

Killed in Action-14/4/18

Formerly 201032 Essex Rgt

Charles Ager A/201379 8th KRRC

Born and Enlisted-Barking

Killed in Action-16/10/17

Formerly TR/12/71155 T.R. Btn.

Regards Doug.

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Doug

Please could you look up my great uncle Private Edgar Ward, 55052 15th Hampshire Yeomanry, KIA 02/10/1917 age 28.

I do not known along he was in the army, his number etc.

Best Regards

Craig

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Craig

You have given me his army no- 55052

Private Edgar Ward, 55052

Born and resident- Keighly, Yorks

Enlisted in York

Killed in Action

Formerly R4/111731 Royal Army Service Corps.

Regards Doug.

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Doug

Many thanks for taking the time to do the look up on SDGW.

Does SDGW give the enlist date?

I would like to work out, how long he survived before being KIA.

Best Regards

Craig

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Craig

No it does not give and enlistment date.

Regards Doug.

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Hi - I was just wondering if you were still offering look-ups. My great grandfather was Pte. Henry Smith (202590) of the 1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers. I know that he was killed in action F&F on 26/9/17 and is buried at Tyne Cot. I'm curious if there is any other info. listed about him. Cheers, Lisa

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Lisa

Pte Henry Smith (202590)

Born and enlisted in Leeds,Killed in Action.

Regards Doug.

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Hi Doug

I wonder if you would be kind enough to do a lookup on the Soldier Died in the Great War CD for me.

I'm looking for Pte William Robert Jones GS/22645 Royal Fusiliers.

The information I have seems to indicate that he died sometime after 30/12/1917 as the family have a postcard sent from him in France postmarked that date - although this could of course be a red herring.

Thanks

Angela

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Hi Doug,

You have already done two for me (thanks) - could I trouble you again? He is Rifleman Herbert Elton Martin, 3991 12th Bn. London Regiment.

Many thanks, Colin

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Angela

I cannot find anyone with that service number,have you anymore information.

Regards Doug.

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Colin

Herbert Elton Martin, 3991 12th Bn. London Regiment.

Enlisted-London

Residence-Clerkenwell

Died of Wounds at Home 15/7/16.

Regards Doug.

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Hi Doug,

Thanks for looking, I am beginning to wonder if he was actually killed. I've only every used SDGW in printed format at the local reference library many years ago, which obviously required you to know the Regiment of the soldier (each reg had its own book). Does the CD let you search by name only with things like birth place or next of kin?

The family have his service medal with service number and regiment on it, but with such a common name I suppose there is some possibility that the wrong medal could have been sent to the family.

So the only other information I have is his fathers name, Thomas Jones. At the time of his marriage in 1913 he was living in Ton-Pentre in the Rhonda Valley.

He wrote a postcard to his family on 30th December 1917, their address at that time was 23 Pleasant View, Pentre, South Wales - his wifes name was Amy Anne Jones.

I've only got a copy of the back of the card, but it was posted at Field Post Office 16, and has across the top Omaggio Delle Officine Ricordi Alle Truppe Alleate (which of course is Italian not French or Belgian)!

Don't know if any of this helps anymore.

Thanks for your interest.

Angela

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I have SDGW CD.

Willing to do look ups.

Doug

Hi doug,

apologise first of all if i get things wrong. i am new to all this and so much want to find out as much as i can about a rlative i never knew existed. edward nugent born 1889 in leigh lancashire joined the royal dublin fusiliers served in gallipoli in 1915 and then in the WW1. he was killed in action at hooge crater on 29/9/1918. if you could tell me anything i else i would be most grateful. he was my grandmas half brother and no one knew about him. he must have had a sad life as when he was 12 he was in the workhouse and then to die at the age of 29.

again many thanks for any help

love linda x

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Linda

Private 8895 Edward Nugent

Born - Leigh

Enlisted - Liverpool

Resident - Bolton

Killed in Action.

Regards Doug.

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Guest GKnight

Please can someone look up these brothers please.

JOHNSTONE, WALTER

Private

Cheshire Regiment

1st Bn.

28/06/1917

35505

JOHNSTONE J

Private

Manchester Regiment

12th Bn.

30/06/1917

48883

JOHNSTONE, JAMES

Private

Grenadier Guards

4th Bn.

12/09/1916

20034

JOHNSTONE, ERNEST

Private

Cheshire Regiment

1st/4th Bn.

25/10/1918

201202

JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM BENJAMIN

Private

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

11th Bn.

23

31/01/1919

46132

I think there was another brother Killed also, William George Johnstone but I can't find him on the CWGC site.

All were sons of Benjamin and Johanna Johnstone, of 17, South Rd., West Kirby. One of their descendants is a workmate of mine.

Thankyou very much,

Roger.

Dear Roger

2 years for a reply, but I have information about this family, their father was my grandmother's uncle and would like more information if possible. I would be pleased to share what information I have.

Best wishes

G Knight

email Georgina.Muspratt_Knight@btinternet.com

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Guest Simon B

Hello Doug

Just starting out on research on my Great Uncle and wondered if you could look up anything you had on him/ his unit.

242948 Pvt Ridings Frank

1/5th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Died 1/10/1918

Buried Proville British Cemetary France.

Particularly interested in what his unit was doing around the time of his death and how hw came to win the MM.

Thanks in advance

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Doug - is there a Monatagu Goodbar mentioned? I came across some diary entries of his and can't locate him at CWGC. he was in the Argylls, and after being wounded at loos, transferred to the RFC and was killed in 1917.

Thanks, Marina

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Simon

All I can add from soldiers died was that he enlisted in Bolton and was Killed in Action. Post your enquiry on the soldiers part of the forum and go here the Long Long Trail (the mother site) http://www.1914-1918.net/ to gain more information.

Regards Doug.

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Marina

There is no mention of him on soldiers or officers died.

Regards Doug.

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Hi

could you please check the following for me please

Corporal S J Haigh

16513

Machine gun Corps

Private P S F Haigh

291867

Middlesex Regiment

Many thanks

peter

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Hi

I've just joined this site because I'm trying to find out more about how my Great Uncles died.

I have some information about them from the CWGC site and it's as follows:

David Williams

Lance Corporal

11199

2nd Battalion

South Wales Borderers

Died 6th April 1916

Age 26

Buried in Mesnil Ridge Cemetery, Mesnil Martinsart, Somme, France

Son of the late Mary Williams

She was my Great Grandmother and they lived in Llanberis, Caernafonshire. North Wales wher David and Owen were born.

Is there anyway I find out how he died as the date is a few months before the Battle of the Somme started.

His younger brother:

Owen Williams

Private

37028

14th Battalion

Welsh Regiment

Died Monday 10th July 1916

His name is on Thiepval Memorial, Somme France

Pier and Face 7A and 10A

I think he might have been killed in Mametz Wood - do you know if the 14th Bat were there that day? Or can you suggest how I can find out any further information.

Thank you in anticipation

Lynne Rogers on behalf of my mother Sylvia Giles nee Williams

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