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andyspiller
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Just to commemorate uncle Bert Spiller who died today 1917 (buried Tyne Cot Cemetery).

Also uncle Harry who was taken POW on the same day.

If you get a chance give them a couple of seconds.

Many thanks

Andy

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Andy

Can you tell us a little more about them?

Regards

Mel

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lovely site Andy, must be so rewarding.

Cheers chum,

Ivan.

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Long may they be remembered.

Regards

Lorac

PS: Superb site, very well set up. Gave me some information on the cause of my Gt.Uncle's death too. Thanks :)

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Thanks for the offer Andy, not sure if you can.

Not sure if I've assumed that my Gt.Uncle died of war wounds (I'm sure I have it written somewhere but can't put my hands on it) but his death certificate states:-

1) General Paralysis (over) 4 months.

2) Convulsions 7 days

No PM

He served with the East Lancs, 1st Battalion and died on 22/05/1917.

From the information gleaned from your excellent website, war wounds does'nt sound feasible. Maybe I dreamt it :blink:

Regards

Lorac

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Lorac

Probably best to at Bn diaries for 4 mths before DOD. May give some clues.

Some of the more medical inclined Pals may be able to give further insight.....

All the best

Rgds

Andy

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Hello Andy.

We will remember them.

Excellent site Andy, a labour of love obviously.

Terry W.

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Thanks for the offer Andy, not sure if you can.

Not sure if I've assumed that my Gt.Uncle died of war wounds (I'm sure I have it written somewhere but can't put my hands on it) but his death certificate states:-

1) General Paralysis (over) 4 months.

2) Convulsions 7 days

No PM

He served with the East Lancs, 1st Battalion and died on 22/05/1917

Hello Lorac.

Obviously I can only speak from my own experience, but some similair occured in the case of my Wife's Grandfather,

He was transferred from 2nd Eastern General Hospital, Portland Road, Hove, Sussex to Brentwood Asylum, South Weald, Essex in September of 1918 and Died there on 14/10/18.

Death Certificate states:

Cause of death: General Paralysis (From admission) no PM.

On further investigation of the Medical Archive of the Brentwood Asylum, we came upon a brief entry / footnote added at the bottom of the scant Medical Record..... 'Cause of death attributed to Trauma and chronic shell shock' (sic)

Regards.

Terry W.

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Terry,

Thankyou so much for sharing that information. May I ask where you located his medical records and how you tracked them down?

Lorac

PS: wonder if thats where the saying 'frozen in terror' originated? Ugh how awful!

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