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PRESS, STEPHEN ALFRED

Rank:PrivateService No:CH/19226Date of Death:29/09/1918Age:21Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Light InfantryGrave ReferenceCon. 6498CemeteryTOTTENHAM CEMETERY

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N.B.

Recent research has shown that Pte Press is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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PRIVETT, JOHN

Rank:PrivateService No:CH/18348Date of Death:20/07/1917Age:21Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Light InfantryGrave ReferenceF. 22.CemeteryHAVELOCK CEMETERY

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Son of Joseph and Alice Privett, of 7, Leonards Road, Southall, Middlesex.

N.B.

Please note that the grave of this casualty is currently unmarked, however the Commission is in the process of erecting a headstone.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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THOMPSON, JOHN FREDERICK

Rank:PrivateService No:CH/20533Date of Death:14/02/1921Age:22Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Light InfantryGrave ReferenceW. 467.CemeteryILFORD CEMETERY

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Son of W.F. Thompson, of 36, Malabar Street, Milwall Dock.

N.B.

Please note that the grave of this casualty is currently unmarked, however the Commission is in the process of producing a headstone.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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CHOWN, ARTHUR CHARLES RICHARD

Rank:PrivateService No:PLY/16661Date of Death:10/05/1920Age:20Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Light InfantryGrave ReferenceChurch Sec. T. Row 24. Grave 5CemeteryPLYMOUTH (FORD PARK) CEMETERY

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Son of Emily Chown, of 16 George Street, East Stonehouse.

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Pte Chown is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

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JARROD, GEORGE ARTHUR WILLIAM

Rank:PrivateService No:PLY/15950Date of Death:22/03/1920Age:22Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Light InfantryGrave ReferenceChurch Section. CP. Row 37. Grave 6CemeteryPLYMOUTH (FORD PARK) CEMETERY

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Son of Arthur Jarrod, of 53 Wolsdon Street, Plymouth.

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Recent research has shown that Pte Jarrod is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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PRIESTLY, JOHN ARTHUR

Rank:PrivateService No:PLY/15258Date of Death:13/05/1918Age:27Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Light InfantryGrave ReferenceChurch Sec. Row 85. Grave 2CemeteryPLYMOUTH (FORD PARK) CEMETERY

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Son of Samuel Priestly, of 371, Woodstock Road, Belfast, Co.Antrim

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Recent research has shown that Pte Priestley is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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ELLIS, HAROLD

Rank:PrivateService No:CH/17277Date of Death:24/02/1918Age:24Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Light InfantryPanel ReferenceAddenda PanelMemorialBROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

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Son of Fred Ellis, Dungeon Bottom, Shepley

Grave Found at Shepley St Peter Churchyard

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HANCOCK, WILFRED HARRY

Rank:PrivateService No:PLY/639/SDate of Death:14/03/1921Age:25Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Light InfantryGrave ReferenceBlock 116. Row 6.Grave 7. Grave 22449CemeterySTOKE-ON-TRENT (HANLEY) CEMETERY

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Husband of S Hancock, of 94 Boundary Street, Hanley.

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Recent research has shown that Pte Hancock is buried here.

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Many thanks to all who work tirelessly to restore the memory of these soldiers by ensuring that

their names are listed among the honoured dead of the Great War.

I would particularly thank those responsible for doing so in the case of 2/Lt Jasper Brett, 7th Bn

Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

Suaimhneas anois aige i measc na saighdiúirí tar éis titim. (May he rest now among the fallen soldiers)

Séamus

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A chara;

Ex-Officer’s Tragic End. Pathetic Story at Inquest. A pathetic story was told at an inquest held by Mr W A Rafferty, J.P.,Coroner, at Dalkey, yesterday, on 2nd Lieutenant J Brett, R.D.F., when the jury found that he committed suicide, and exonerated the Railway Company from all blame. They expressed the opinion that he should not have been discharged from the military hospital in Richmond, as they considered he should not be at large, and they expressed sympathy with the relatives. Mr W J Brett, solr., Kingstown, father of deceased, said his son had been a solicitor’s apprentice, and joined the army as a private in 1914, got a commission in 1915, and was discharged from the army on January 9th. Since August, he was in a hospital at Latchmere, Richmond, for officers mentally affected. Dr Oliver, the medical officer of the hospital, pressed him to take him away on January 9th, and his son returned with him on the 20th, after a few days in London. His son told him he had had a hard couple of years. When they got home witness consulted Dr Roantree, who said the boy was insane. The ambulance was sent for, but the boy braced himself to resist, and the ambulance was sent away.

Home Influences.

The Medical officer told him the boy had improved, and home influences would probably cure him. On the morning following the arrival of the ambulance his son appeared to recover after a good night’s rest, and played games, such as chess, bridge, etc., at home. Witness knew from the doctor at Latchmere that his son had thrown himself overboard on the way from Malta, but had been handed over to witness as cured. On the evening of the tragedy his son left home at about 7 o’clock. He returned again in about 15 minutes, and his mother saw him going in the direction of Dalkey. Witness reported his anxiety to the police. Later they discovered in his son’s bedroom the following message;--“The water was ever my bete noir.” Then followed a wish that all should think of him as he once was. It was signed; “J. T.,” and dated 4-2-’17, and concluded with the words, “Thy Will be Done.” An informal will was appended.

At Sulva Bay.

Deceased had been in the fighting at Suvla Bay and in Serbia. At the former he had lost nearly all his friends in action. He was a most popular officers.

Dr Wright said the head was completely severed from the body, which was uninjured. The deceased must had been lyingon the rail. Engine Driver Byrne said he felt a jerk in the engine, and reported the matter. P Cullen, porter, found the remains. Inspector Boyle said there were blood and brains on the left life-guard. Mr Bradley, on belhaf of the company, expressed sympathy with Mr Brett, and the Coroner remarked it was a sad ending for one who had served his King and country well. The deceased, it is interesting to recall, was a well-known Irish international Rugby footballer.

A sad occurrence took place on Sunday night at Dalkey. When the 9.45 p.m. train from Westland Row passed, after leaving Dalkey Railway Station, through Khyber Pass tunnel, the driver noticed a jolt. On arriving at the next station he had a telephone message sent to Dalkey. A search party was sent out from Dalkey, and in the tunnel they found the decapitated body of Mr Jasper Brett, whose father, Mr Jasper Brett, resides at 18 Crosthwaite Park, Douth, Kingstown. Mr Brett, who had been an officer on active service, was sent home ill to an officers hospital at Richmond, Surrey. He was discharged as medically unfit, and returned home. He appeared to his relatives to be making a good recovery, and was apparently in good health on Sunday. He left the house at 8.45 p.m., and wes not heard of again until his death was reported some hours later.

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Míle buíochas leat s ocht an fhaisnéis seo. Many thanks for that report, it adds quite signifantly to the little previously available.

Today I went with my wife, Ann, to Deans Grange Cemetery, where his remains are buried In his family grave. The cemetery is in the care of the local council and is beautifully maintained. It was a bright summery day and although the office was closed, we found the grave after searching for about 20 minutes. We placed a small poppy cross on the grave, and noticed an old one already there. We left after saying a prayer for Jasper and his family.

The CWGC will soon erect a headstone on the grave, thanks to the IFTC and others.

Séamus

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A chara;Ex-Officer’s Tragic End. Pathetic Story at Inquest. A pathetic story was told at an inquest held by Mr W A Rafferty, J.P.,Coroner, at Dalkey, yesterday, on 2nd Lieutenant J Brett, R.D.F., when the jury found that he committed suicide, and exonerated the Railway Company from all blame. They expressed the opinion that he should not have been discharged from the military hospital in Richmond, as they considered he should not be at large, and they expressed sympathy with the relatives. Mr W J Brett, solr., Kingstown, father of deceased, said his son had been a solicitor’s apprentice, and joined the army as a private in 1914, got a commission in 1915, and was discharged from the army on January 9th. Since August, he was in a hospital at Latchmere, Richmond, for officers mentally affected. Dr Oliver, the medical officer of the hospital, pressed him to take him away on January 9th, and his son returned with him on the 20th, after a few days in London. His son told him he had had a hard couple of years. When they got home witness consulted Dr Roantree, who said the boy was insane. The ambulance was sent for, but the boy braced himself to resist, and the ambulance was sent away.Home Influences.The Medical officer told him the boy had improved, and home influences would probably cure him. On the morning following the arrival of the ambulance his son appeared to recover after a good night’s rest, and played games, such as chess, bridge, etc., at home. Witness knew from the doctor at Latchmere that his son had thrown himself overboard on the way from Malta, but had been handed over to witness as cured. On the evening of the tragedy his son left home at about 7 o’clock. He returned again in about 15 minutes, and his mother saw him going in the direction of Dalkey. Witness reported his anxiety to the police. Later they discovered in his son’s bedroom the following message;--“The water was ever my bete noir.” Then followed a wish that all should think of him as he once was. It was signed; “J. T.,” and dated 4-2-’17, and concluded with the words, “Thy Will be Done.” An informal will was appended.At Sulva Bay.Deceased had been in the fighting at Suvla Bay and in Serbia. At the former he had lost nearly all his friends in action. He was a most popular officers.Dr Wright said the head was completely severed from the body, which was uninjured. The deceased must had been lyingon the rail. Engine Driver Byrne said he felt a jerk in the engine, and reported the matter. P Cullen, porter, found the remains. Inspector Boyle said there were blood and brains on the left life-guard. Mr Bradley, on belhaf of the company, expressed syrempathy with Mr Brett, and the Coroner remarked it was a sad ending for one who had served his King and country well. The deceased, it is interesting to recall, was a well-known Irish international Rugby footballer.A sad occurrence took place on Sunday night at Dalkey. When the 9.45 p.m. train from Westland Row passed, after leaving Dalkey Railway Station, through Khyber Pass tunnel, the driver noticed a jolt. On arriving at the next station he had a telephone message sent to Dalkey. A search party was sent out from Dalkey, and in the tunnel they found the decapitated body of Mr Jasper Brett, whose father, Mr Jasper Brett, resides at 18 Crosthwaite Park, Douth, Kingstown. Mr Brett, who had been an officer on active service, was sent home ill to an officers hospital at Richmond, Surrey. He was discharged as medically unfit, and returned home. He appeared to his relatives to be making a good recovery, and was apparently in good health on Sunday. He left the house at 8.45 p.m., and wes not heard of again until his death was reported some hours later.

Re the above newspaper reports, do you have the names of the newspapers and the respective dates of publication. I would be grateful if you could pass on the details if you still have a record of them.

Slán go fóill,

Séamus

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Let Erin Remember

Congratulations yet again, but why does it take such a long time to process the cases? If my arithmetic is correct, that's eight years!

I know of a case in which the soldier of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, died of pleurisy shortly after being discharged. His illness was one he had contracted during active service and his medical records confirm this fact. No doubt in the fullness of time he will be brought in from the cold, the only question is when?

There is a well known maxim, justice delayed is justice denied. Men in this category deserve to be processed more speedily.

Séamus

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No doubt in the fullness of time he will be brought in from the cold, the only question is when?

You would need to ask the question of CWGC/MoD.

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As a matter of interest , when did the IFTC Project begin and is it possible to find out how many men have been "brought in from the cold."

The work of all those involved is greatly appreciated.

"Let Erin Remember"

Séamus

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ELLIS, HAROLD Rank: Private Service No: CH/17277 Date of Death: 24/02/1918 Age: 24 Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry Grave Reference Spec. Memorial. Cemetery SHEPLEY (ST. PAUL) CHURCHYARD Additional Information:

Son of Fred Ellis, Dungeon Bottom, Shepley.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Private Ellis is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a special memorial headstone to commemorate him as it is not possible to mark his actual grave.

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BROWN, ERNEST WILLIAM

Rank:PrivateService No:PO/19752Date of Death:16/07/1920Age:22Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Light InfantryGrave ReferenceV.1208.CemeteryTHATCHAM CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Son of Mrs E Brown, of Turn Fields, Thatcham.

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Private Brown is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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ROGERS, ROBERT JOHN

Rank:PrivateService No:CH/15300Date of Death:28/08/1921Age:38Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Light InfantryGrave ReferenceNorth East of church.CemeterySOUTHWOLD (ST. EDMUND) CHURCHYARD

Additional Information:

Son of John Robert Rogers, of 40, Church Street, Southwold, Suffolk.

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Private Rogers is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR

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PERCIVAL, CECIL VICTOR

Rank:Lance CorporalService No:PO/17646Date of Death:26/10/1918Age:20Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Light InfantryGrave ReferenceGrave 103CemeterySWANMORE (ST. BARNABAS) CHURCHYARD

Additional Information:

Son of S.H. Percival, of Belmont Farm, Hill Pound, Swanmore.

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Lance Corporal Percival is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

Commemoration From UK BOR

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CAUSER, FRED

Rank: Private Service No: CH/19193 Date of Death: 03/11/1919 Age: 23 Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry Grave Reference: Grave 935 Cemetery: HUYTON (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION Additional Information: Son of C Causer of Laburnum Villas, Huyton Quarry.
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The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

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TAPLIN, HARRY ROSE

Rank:PrivateService No:PO/10905Date of Death:24/11/1918Age:37Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Light InfantryGrave Reference:Sec. 4 T. Grave 163.Cemetery:ST. PANCRAS CEMETERY

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MITCHELL, DAVID JAMES

Rank:GunnerService No:RMA/10072Date of Death:19/03/1917Age:33Regiment/Service:Royal Marine ArtilleryGrave Reference:Sec. K. Grave 1330.Cemetery:SWANSEA (DANYGRAIG) CEMETERY

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Recent research has shown that Gunner Mitchell is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR.

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MORLEY, MICHAEL PATRICK

Rank:PrivateService No:PLY/11331Date of Death:14/09/1917Age:33Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Light InfantryGrave Reference:Gen.K. 2. Row 8Cemetery:PLYMOUTH (FORD PARK) CEMETERYAdditional Information:Son of James and Elizabeth, of Salford.

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Private Morley is buried here. The Commission is in the process of marking his grave

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR.

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LITTLE, ARTHUR

Rank: Corporal Service No: PO/15537 Date of Death: 16/09/1919 Age: 28 Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry Grave Reference: Cemetery: WOOLTON HILL (ST. THOMAS) CHURCHYARD
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Recent research has found that Corporal Little is buried here. The Commission is making arrangements to mark his grave with a special memorial headstone.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR.

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