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Ryegate

I have been meaning to say that anyone seeking a death certificate reference for a soldier killed in action, I would be pleased to look for it on Find my Past.

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kildaremark

Not looking for a death cert but I am looking for a marriage cert for James McLoughlin and Margaret Molloy married in Cork in October 1921. Would you be able to check if they are listed under armed forces marriages?

Thanks

Mark

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sandymae

Ryegate,

Would you mind having a look to see if there is any record for:

Private Samuel Andrews

born Sutton Coldfield - December 1887

killed in action at the Battle of Aisne, France

29 May 1918

Military Service No’s:

30857 Devonshire Regt

14571 Worcestershire Regt

140564 Machine Gun Corp

buried at Chambrecy, France.

With thanks,

Sandra

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colin.green14
I have been meaning to say that anyone seeking a death certificate reference for a soldier killed in action, I would be pleased to look for it on Find my Past.

Regards

Hi

Would you please check for Christopher Green (201746) Born Oxford 1880, Died of wounds 8/8/1917

regards

Colin

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Podge15

Could you pls look for the following two men:

EDWARDS, Richard, b. 1887, d. 9/4/1917 aged 29, Northumberland Fusiliers, 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Bn., svc. no. 47678, Roclincourt Valley Cemetery

[might be the 26th (Tyneside Irish)]

EDWARDS, George, b. 24/6/1893, d. 17/11/1915 aged 22, Scots Guards, 1st Bn., svc. no. 12349, Douai Communal Cemetery

Thanks,

Podge

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Ryegate

Hi

If it's OK with you all, I will post the answers to your queries below on this one posting as there are not that many.

Just to let you know that through Find my Past I was able to not only view the details of my uncle but also was given the facility to order the death certificate, which I did. He was killed in Flanders so I had assumed a death certificate would not be available.

Searching today for your answers, I note that Find my Past seem to have removed the facility to order one of these certificates (well, I cannot find it).

I have sent an e-mail asking for help so as soon as I hear (and they are good at responding) I will find the relevant reference and post those also.

In the meantime the following details are ones I have found: (when I discover how to make a scan small enough to post on the forum I will post the print outs I get from the website)

James McLoughlin and Margaret Molloy (Oct 1921) (Marriages are from 1914-1922) Sorry Mark, there appears to be only one McLoughlin (checked other spellings of the name also) and he married Nellie Elliot in Cologne. I am registered with Emerald Ancestry so will check that also but it is not hopeful as their records are a bit sketchy)

Richard Edwards:

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion: 26th Battalion (Tyneside Irish)

Birthplace: Bootle Lancs

Enlisted: Liverpool

Rank: Private

Number: 47678

Date died: 09 April 1917

How died: Killed in Action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Supplementary notes: Formerly 288054 R. F. A.

George Edwards:

Regiment: Scots Guards

Birthplace: Bootle Liverpool

Enlisted: Liverpool

Residence: Bootle

Rank: GDSN

Number: 12349

Date died: 17 November 1915

How died: Died of Wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Christopher Green:

Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Battalion: 1/4 Battalion

Enlisted: Oxford

Residence: Summertown, Oxon

Rank: Private

Number: 201746

Date died: 08 August 1917

How died: Died of Wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Samuel Andrews:

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

Battalion: (Infantry)

Birthplace: Sutton, Warwick

Enlisted: Birmingham

Rank: Private

Number: 140564

Date died: 28 May 1918

How died: Killed in Action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Supplementary notes: Formerly 14571 Worcs Regt.

I'll be back once I hear from Find my Past and hopefully will have death certificate references for you.

Regards

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Jon6640

Could you please look for:

Name Benjamin SMITH

Address Walsall Road, Churchbridge

NOK

Rank Sapper

No 740

Regt 2/1st North Midland Field Company, Royal Engineers

Date of Death 16.08.1915

Age

How Died

Theatre Home

Buried BUXTON CEMETERY

Many thanks

Jon

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Ryegate

Hi

Details for Benjamin Smith as follows:

Name: Smith Benjamin

Regiment: Corps of Royal Engineers

Battalion: -

Birthplace: -

Enlisted: Norton, Staffs

Residence: Bridgtown, Staffs

Rank: SPR

Number: 740

Date died: 16 August 1915

Howed died: Died

Theatre of War: Home

Supplementary notes: (2/1st N.M. Field COY, R.E.)

Regards

Hi

Details for Benjamin Smith as follows:

Name: Smith Benjamin

Regiment: Corps of Royal Engineers

Battalion: -

Birthplace: -

Enlisted: Norton, Staffs

Residence: Bridgtown, Staffs

Rank: SPR

Number: 740

Date died: 16 August 1915

How died: Died

Theatre of War: Home

Supplementary notes: (2/1st N.M. Field COY, R.E.)

Regards

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PBI

Any Info on this man very much Appreciated please,i know He is a WW2 Casualty,but i need any information on Him Please

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Ryegate

PBI

Details on Find my Past are:

Name: Lloyd, Franklyn

Branch at death: Other Corps Etc.

Regiment: Roal Army Medical Corps

Birthplace: Italy

Residence: Worcestershire

Rank: Captain

Number: 252522

Date died: 21 July 1944

Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45

Regards

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PBI
PBI

Details on Find my Past are:

Name: Lloyd, Franklyn

Branch at death: Other Corps Etc.

Regiment: Roal Army Medical Corps

Birthplace: Italy

Residence: Worcestershire

Rank: Captain

Number: 252522

Date died: 21 July 1944

Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45

Regards

Many thanks,Capt Lloyd Committed Suicide on the Date you gave me,i was wonderingf if the lack of a Cross on His Headstone was due to the Stigma attached to Suicides.

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Ryegate

Ah, maybe that is why, unlike all the others I have searched, there is no 'How died' on this record.

Shame about the cross though, as he went through the same hell as all his troops!

Regards

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PBI
Ah, maybe that is why, unlike all the others I have searched, there is no 'How died' on this record.

Shame about the cross though, as he went through the same hell as all his troops!

Regards

Accounts said that He Shot Himself,as he was overwhelmed by the Numbers of Wounded being Brought in to the Advanced Hospital.

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Ryegate

It would be interesting to see what his death cert says!?

Regards

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PBI

Nuse brenda McBryde has this to say "Deeply involved as we all were with the Wounded in our care no one noticed that one of the Medical Staff was under strain.At first light one Misty Morning a Stretcher bearing a Body draped in a Union Jack was carried from the Medical Officers Tents,Major Macpherson had shared a Tent with Capt.Lloyd and had been awakened by the Shot.He was shaken now and bitterley self critical.How was it possible to share a Tent with a Man and not know what was on His Mind ?.But we had all been busy too with our own jobs to stand back and look around us.No one had realised that Capt Lloyd,a true Physician,had been overwhelmed by a sense of failure amongst the need for so much Surgery".

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PBI

Just wondering how many Doctors in WW1 folded under the Strain.

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Katie Elizabeth Stewart
Just wondering how many Doctors in WW1 folded under the Strain.

W.H.R. Rivers, for one thing. John Mcrae for another.

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Ryegate

Just thinking that for Doctors it must have been very different to those actually fighting at the front. Although the soldiers must have been scared as hell, nature has a way of helping you deal with it and their adrenalin must have been sky high. But for doctors who are only seeing and having to deal with the aftermath it must have been tortuous. The horror without the adrenalin rush.

I mean even today, you wonder how doctors and nurses and the police deal with horrific accident scenes but those are it is hoped, fairly infrequent. On a constant scale though, you can almost believe that those dealing with it would have become overwhelmed by the horror.

Regards

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PBI
W.H.R. Rivers, for one thing. John Mcrae for another.

I meant Doctors who took their own lives

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Katie Elizabeth Stewart
I meant Doctors who took their own lives

Oh!

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PBI

What ?

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Guest mruk

...a Lovely War [boom Boom]

On a serious note, would suicides have been noted as cause of death, and would there be mention of an inquest?

Cheers,

Dave

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Terry Denham

The lack of a cross was at the specific request of relatives. Other suicides have the usual cross.

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jay dubaya

Hi Ryegate... would much appreciate a look up for Gunner 90230 Levi Woodhouse RFA KiA 18/07/16,

many thanks

cheers, Jon :D

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