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John Morcombe

Just a small point:-

RMLI = Royal Marines Light Infantry (plural for Marines).

It is an old chestnut, often mis-quoted & argued, but the Eastney Museum & RMHS agree the plural is correct.

Congratulations to Terry for his sterling efforts with these 40+ new commemorations. It was through his personal input that these cases were brought so speedily to acceptance. It makes you proud.

John M

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John_Hartley
Are we talking Mr. JM with input from Mr. NY? Is this who you were thinking of Mr. JH?

I understand from Terry that the researcher wishes to preserve a cloak of anonymity, so I will speculate no further. Damn good job though.

John

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Chris_Baker

Well done Terry and the unnamed others - great job

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John Morcombe
Well done Terry and the unnamed others - great job

Rejoice ye not overly for the messengers, but for the occasion of the 48 Marines who hath finally join-ed their comrades in eternal recognition. Given the time, we would have all done likewise I'm sure.

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chrisharley9

The following graves have now been found

14) HALL, Richard George Sgt PO/15174 RMLI 14.04.19

Bristol Avonview Cemetery Grave 315 Purple S

18) HIXSON, Arthur George Pte CH/12847 RMLI 23.04.19

Wimbledon Gap Road Grave A.B1.83

19) HUME, James Arthur Pte PO/14240 RMLI 05.05.20

Gosport Ann's Hill Cemetery Plot 109 space 53

26) LOTT, Hedley John Sgt RMA/10507 RMA 23.05.19

Bristol Greenbank 954 Blue AA

32) NEWTON, George Charles Pte PO/6941 RMLI 21.11.17

Gosport Anns Hill Cemetery Plot 37 Space 85

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12) FARRELL, George William Pte PO/16683 RMLI 03.05.17

Gosport Anns Hill Cemetery Plot 109 Space 43

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Name: HANCOCK, WILFRED HARRY

Initials: W H

Force: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Age: 25

Date of Death: 14/03/1921

Service No: PLY/639/S

Additional Information: Husband of S Hancock, of 94 Boundary Street, Hanley.

N.B.: PLEASE NOTE This casualty was accepted for commemoration by the Commission. However, it will not be possible to add his name to this Memorial immediately. Please contact the Commission before planning a visit, for more information.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave Found

Hanley Cemetery Grave 22449 (Block 116 Row 6  Grave 7)

Occupation Sorting Clerk

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LANGLOIS, Geoffrey Rupert Pte 800858 RMLI 15.10.18

Grave found

Battersea Morden Cemetery Block N Grave 541

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Time to review these Marines as several of their graves have now been found

1) ANSELL, Stanley Cpl CH/16575 RMLI 18.12.19 - CHADWELL ST. MARY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD - person reporting this to CWGC unknown

2) BREWER, James William Pte CH/7085 RMLI 10.06.18

3) BROWN, Ernest William Pte PO/19752 RMLI 16.07.20 - Thatcham V1208

4) BURKE, William Pte CH/3359 RMLI 05.04.19

5) CAUSER, Fred Pte CH/19193 RMLI 03.11.19 - this grave will be reported to the CWGC by a friend of Izzys

6) CHOWN, Arthur Charles Richard Pte PLY/16661 RMLI 10.05.20

7) CLAY, Henry John Pte CH/15000 RMLI 06.04.17

8) COLLINS, George James Sgt CH/7879 RMLI 20.03.19

9) EDGAR, William Robert Pte PO/15517 RMLI 28.04.19 - PORTSMOUTH (KINGSTON) CEMETERY ANDREWS PLOT (96), ROW 1, GRAVE No 37

10) ELLIS, Harold Pte CH/17277 RMLI 24.02.18

11) ELMES, Herbert Jasper Miles Pte PO/15012 RMLI 25.01.18 - Walmer St Marys Plot 214-Row 11

12) FARRELL, George William Pte PO/16683 RMLI 03.05.17 - Gosport Anns Hill Cemetery Plot 109 Space 43

13) GRAHAM, Henry Edward Thomas Gnr RMA/4746 RMA 11.10.18 - PORTSMOUTH HIGHLAND ROAD CEMETERY - M NORTH WALL PLOT, ROW 3, GRAVE No 6

14) HALL, Richard George Sgt PO/15174 RMLI 14.04.19 - Bristol Avonview Cemetery Grave 315 Purple S

15) HAMMANT, William Henry Pte CH/7090 RMLI 02.10.17

16) HAMMOND, Henry William Pte PO/14603 RMLI 12.09.18 - Hither Green Cemetery Plot C Grave 17

17) HANCOCK, Wilfred Harry Pte PLY/639/S RMLI 14.03.21 - Hanley Cemetery Grave 22449 (Block 116 Row 6 Grave 7)

18) HIXSON, Arthur George Pte CH/12847 RMLI 23.04.19 - Wimbledon Gap Road Grave A.B1.83

19) HUME, James Arthur Pte PO/14240 RMLI 05.05.20 - Gosport Ann's Hill Cemetery Plot 109 space 53

20) JARROD, George Arthur William Pte PLY/15950 RMLI 22.03.20

21) JOHNSON, Alfred Gnr RMA/6628 RMA 03.04.17

22) JONES, John Alfred Pte PLY/14390 RMLI 15.01.17 (buried Oswestry Cemetery, Shropshire)

23) LANGLOIS, Geoffrey Rupert Pte 800858 RMLI 15.10.18 - Battersea Morden Cemetery Block N Grave 541

24) LAWRENCE, Arthur Pte PO/15121 RMLI 18.08.19 - PORTSMOUTH HIGHLAND ROAD CEMETERY - PLOT H, ROW 11, GRAVE No 32

25) LITTLE, Arthur Cpl PO/15537 RMLI 16.09.19

26) LOTT, Hedley John Sgt RMA/10507 RMA 23.05.19 - Bristol Greenbank 954 Blue AA

27) MAY, Charles William Pte CH/10617 RMLI 13.06.19

28) MITCHELL, David James Gnr RMA/10072 RMA 19.03.17 - Danygraig Cemetery Grave No: 1330 Section K

29) MORLEY, Michael Patrick Pte PLY/11331 RMLI 14.09.17

30) MYERS, Thomas Robert Avery Pte CH/12597 RMLI 19.01.18

31) NEWMAN, Albert Alexander Pte CH/7825 RMLI 05.12.18 - Edmonton Cemetery Grave 769M

32) NEWTON, George Charles Pte PO/6941 RMLI 21.11.17 - Gosport Anns Hill Cemetery Plot 37 Space 85

33) PENNIKET, Arthur Cecil Pte CH/21028 RMLI 24.09.18

34) PERCIVAL, Cecil Victor L/Cpl PO/17646 RMLI 26.10.18

35) PRESS, Stephen Alfred Pte CH/19226 RMLI 29.09.18 - Tottenham Cemetery 2nd Ground 6498 Consecrated

36) PRIESTLY, John Arthur Pte PLY/15258 RMLI 13.05.18

37) PRIVETT, John Pte CH/18348 RMLI 20.07.17

38) RICHARDS, Charles Pte PLY/12852 RMLI 13.02.18 - Torquay Cemetery grave no 14828 Section M Consecrated

39) ROGERS, Robert John Pte CH/15300 RMLI 28.08.21

40) ROLLEY, Henry James Pte PO/16203 RMLI 02.02.19 - Cottingham Cemetery 300C West

41) RUSSELL, William John Thomas Pte CH/12326 RMLI 07.09.15 Chatham Cemetery Class C Section PP. Grave Plot No 307. Consecrated Ground.

42) SEABROOK, William Pte CH/6889 RMLI 13.02.19 - Abney Park Sect O7

43) SHELDRAKE, Harry William Pte CH/17702 RMLI 26.01.16

44) SIMPSON, Peter C/Sgt RMA/1985 RMA 17.04.19 - Enfield Hertford Road Grave 191 C Con

45) TAPLIN, Harry Rose Pte PO/10905 RMLI 24.11.18 - St Pancras Cemetery 163 4T

46) THOMPSON, John Frederick Pte CH/20533 RMLI 14.02.21

47) VALENTINE, Joseph Emanuel Sgt CH/12047 RMLI 17.11.20 - Abney Park Sect O7

48) WHITE, Edward C/Sgt PO/7338 RMLI 16.09.19 - Dover Buckland Cemetery Grave 1922

49) WRIGHT, James Pte PLY/17131 RMLI 13.03.17 - Craigton Cemetery

Edited by chrisharley9

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chrisharley9

I will be amending the post above as when graves are found - 2 today at Abney Park - both are in common graves

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horatio2
LANGLOIS, Geoffrey Rupert Pte 800858 RMLI 15.10.18. Grave found. Battersea Morden Cemetery Block N Grave 541.

Number not recognised and not an RMLI number. His RMLI register number was Chatham/18191.

Othrwise, congratulations on a great effort by the grave-finders.

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ianw

Well done to all concerned. I am sure that much tramping of cemeteries has taken place.

Does anyone know if the CWGC then go and check that the men are buried where the researchers claim or whether they just add the information about the grave location on trust.

Ian

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Number not recognised and not an RMLI number. His RMLI register number was Chatham/18191.

Othrwise, congratulations on a great effort by the grave-finders.

Think this explains all

Name: LANGLOIS, GEOFFREY RUPERT

Initials: G R

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

Unit Text: 30th Bn.

Secondary Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Secondary Unit Text: formerly (Pte.CH/18191) Chatham Bn.

Age: 22

Date of Death: 15/10/1918

Service No: 800858

Additional information: Son of William Langlois,of 19 Garfield Road, Lavender Hill.

N.B.: PLEASE NOTE This casualty was accepted for commemoration by the Commission. However, it will not be possible to add his name to this Memorial immediately. Please contact the Commission before planning a visit, for more information.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Chris

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Well done to all concerned. I am sure that much tramping of cemeteries has taken place.

Does anyone know if the CWGC then go and check that the men are buried where the researchers claim or whether they just add the information about the grave location on trust.

Ian

Ian

very little tramping of cemeteries has gone on - more done from the comfort of my own dining room - Izzy is responsible for any found in Liverpool - CGM dealt with Abney Park

Once I have collated all of the details received from the various cemetery authorities then I send them to the CWGC via Terry Denham. One of their inspectors then arranges to visit the cemetery concerned & inspects the grave. Then I receive notification from Terry of their acceptance or not - please note that all above are subject to CWGC approval

Chris

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chrisharley9

Richards grave has now been found see above

Chris

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Private Hammond's grave has now been found

Chris

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Private Russells grave has been found see above

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Private Elmes grave has been found

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Rolley & Press have been found see above

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Private Edgar's grave has been found see above

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Private Newman's & Colour Sgt Simpson's graves have been found see above

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Private Taplin's grave has been found - see above

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46) THOMPSON, John Frederick Pte CH/20533 RMLI 14.02.21

Iford St Mary Churchyard

My thanks to CGM for finding this lad

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It turns out that this not really Ilford St Mary Churchyard, but the part of it that became Ilford Buckingham Road Cemetery known as Ilford Cemetery to CWGC. My thanks to CGM for her help in tracking him down

Chris

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Neil Mackenzie

Chris

Another great result.

Do you know roughly how many gtaves you and your team have found over the last few years?

Neil

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