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I know of the Tregaski brothers who came from Canada to enlist in the Welsh regiment as part of the 38th Welsh Division. They were promoted Lance-Corporal on the same day and later commissioned on the same day. As the Division attacked Mametz Wood one of the brothers was hit and the other brother went to assist him but was also hit. They died together.

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Chris,

Tonie and Valmai Holt’s ‘Battlefields of the First World War’on page 73 has Cpl Thomas Hardwidge and his brother L/Cpl. Harry Hardwidge killed together on 11 July 1916 Both of 15th R.W.F. and both buried at Flat Iron Copse Cemetery.

Roy

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L/Cpl 2013 William John Livingstone Anderson Aged 49 1/5th Lincolns 13/10/15

of Grimsby Lincs,

His son Pte William James Livingstone Anderson Aged 19 1/5th Lincolns 13/10/15.

( His brother Pte 40110 Davis Livingstone Anderson Aged 20 10th Lincolns 10/06/17)

Pte 2516 John Leonard Anderson Aged 23 1/5th Lincolns 13/10/15. of Gainsborough Lincs,

His Brother Pte 3456 Charles William Anderson Aged 21 1/5th Lincolns 13/10/15.

There is also another brother to the above, possibly Pte 2407 Robert Anderson,

1/5th Lincolns 09/04/15.

Steve.

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Chris;

Where's the list gone?

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Pte John Thomas Chennell, G/4375, 2nd Queens, aged 35

Pte William Chennell, G/3546, 2nd Queens, aged 32.

Brothers of Mrs Elizabeth J. Smith, 1 Rose Cottage, Hope Lane, Upper Hale, Farnham, Surrey.

Pte David Clowe, 13081, 8th KOSB, aged 20

Pte Simon Clowe, 13672, 6th KOSB, aged 22.

Son of Catherine Graham Clowe, of Bellevue, Dornock, Eastriggs, Dumfriesshire, and the late George Clowe.

Pte Herbert Cooper, 19313, 2nd Leicesters, aged 21

Pte James Cooper, 19314, 2nd Leicesters, aged 25

Both had formerly served with the 14th Reserve Cav Regt

Sons of James Thomas & Sarah Cooper, 85 Whiteside Rd, Brentford, Middlesex

Pte William George Knapman, 10861, 8th Devons, aged 20.

A/Clp Fred Percival Knapman, 10892, 8th Devons, aged 18.

Sons of George & Emily Ann Knapman, Oak Cottage, Dunsford, Exeter.

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Chris,

Two more brothers who died on the same day at Gallipoli

Captain Rees Tudor Evans, of 1/5th Bn.T.F. The Welch Regiment

K.I.A. 10th August 1915 aged 26yrs.

No known grave. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial

Lieutenant Richard Stanley Evans, of 1/5th Bn. T.F. The Welch Regiment

K.I.A. 10th August 1915 aged 23yrs

No known grave. Commemorated Helles Memorial

The sons of William Evans of Brynteg, Merthyr Tydfill

Both sons were educated at Shrewsbury School and Oxford,

Tudor gained a law degree at Magdalene College and

Richard studied at Hertford College

The South Wales Echo of 20 September 1915 published a letter from a wounded soldier,

describing how the brothers died

"Capt. Tudor Evans also displayed those qualities which make a real hero, and though wounded he remained at his post, urging on his men, until he was shot a second time and died from his wounds. Lieutenant Stanley Evans too acted nobly he was wounded and his body was never found."

Information from 'The Gallipolian' no.76 Winter 1994, and from R. W. Walker's 'To What End Did They Die? - Officers Died at Gallipoli'

Regards

Michael D.R.

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The South Wales Argus is a great newspaper for sourcing photos. If you are researching a man from the Newport area, it is really worth looking at.

More space was given for officers' photos and obits. But they also showed photos of men reported as missing/wounded.

Newport Library has a full bound set, as does Colindale Newspaper Library.

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Myrtle, the Swansea based, 'Cambrian' newspaper is your best bet. It's no longer in existence, though. Swansea library are part way through a digital recording of this newspaper.

Do look at the South Wales Echo also.

But do look at The Western Mail. This was mainly an upmarket Cardiff newspaper, but as Swansea is only a few miles away, you will find plenty of extra info.

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Chris,

Another two brothers who died on the same day

2289 Lance-Serjeant Albert Payne of 1st/5th Batt The Bedfordshire Reg.

KiA 15th Aug 1915 at Suvla, Gallipoli. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial

3457 Serjeant Nathan Payne of 1st/5th Batt The Bedfordshire Reg.

KiA 15th Aug 1915 at Suvla, Gallipoli. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial

further info here

Regards

Michael D.R.

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Two more 'same day' brothers

Pte Charles Henry MACHIN 55670 1/1 Lincolnshire Yeomanry Age 26

Sjt William Ernest MACHIN 55049 1/1 Lincolnshire Yeomanry Age 28

Sons of Alfred Clifton & Emma Machin of Quadring, Spalding, Lincs.

Both killed 28.11.17 and both buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Graves F.10 and W.14 respectively.

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christine liava'a

Would it be possible to make a similar list of all women who died as members of the forces, not civilians. Practically all would be nurses, but there may have been others.

I did think of brothers and sisters, but I would think the numbers of them would be miniscule!

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Another couple,

Pte Jack Brooks, G/1320, 2nd Royal Sussex, KIA 9 May 1915, aged 25

Pte Aubrey Brooks, G/1335, 2nd Royal Sussez, KIA 9 May 1915, aged 26

Sons of Mr JA Brooks, Allington Rd, Newick, Lewes, Sussex

Pte Albert Hawkins, TF/2347, 1/5th Royal Sussex, KIA 9 May 1915, aged 20

Pte William Hawkins, TF/2329, 1/5th Royal Sussex, KIA 9 May 1915, aged 24

Sons of William and Sarah Jane Hawkins, 3 Balliol Cottages, Wadhurst, Sussex

Pte Arthur Gordon Millington, 3037, 13th Londons, Aged 30

Pte Dudley Graham Millington, 3038, 13th London, Aged 19

Sons of Mrs A Millington, 22 Lavington Rd, Ealing, London

Jim

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I seem to remember that there are two brothers who were killed on the same day (16th May 1915 - night attack at Richebourg during the Battle of Festubert) with the 2nd Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Unfortunately, I am at work at the moment so I can't remember their names but a quick search on the SDWG CD Rom might give the answer more quickly than I can.

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Jacky Platteeuw

Other brothers who died on the same day and commemorated on the Menin Gate:

FREEMANTLE, Private, THOMAS, 6268. 1st Bn. Scots Guards. 11th November 1914. Age 26. Son of William and Sarah Freemantle, of Easton, Winchester. His brother also fell. Panel 11

FREEMANTLE, Private, JAMES, 6396. 1st Bn. Scots Guards. 11th November 1914. Panel 11

RIGBY, Lieutenant, FRANK, 21st Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 4th October 1917. Age 26. Son of Thomas and Martha Rigby, of "Hybla," Pallamallawa, New South Wales. Native of Telangatuk East, Victoria. Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31

RIGBY, Lieutenant, JOHN SAMUEL THOMPSON, M M, 21st Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 4th October 1917. Age 29. Son of Thomas and Martha Rigby, of "Hybla," Pallamallawa, New South Wales. Native of Coleraine, Victoria. Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31

Jacky

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Guest Desmond6

McGowan Brothers (see Thiepval Memorial pier and face 15A and 15B.

John was 18 and James 19. Both men born and reared in King Street, Ballymena, Co. Antrim. John enlisted at belfast in Sept. 1914, James in May 1915 at Ballymena. Both served in 12th Royal Irish Rifles and have no known grave. John had been a council employee while James worked at the Braidwater Spinning Mill. Killed in action on the first day of the Somme battle.

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