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In From The Cold - 10.10.07

Terry Denham

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CWGC added the following 'new' WW1 casualty to its Debt of Honour database today – Wednesday 10th October.

Corporal Ernest WILLIAMS

PO/15586 8th RM Bn, Royal Marine Light Infantry

Died 17.05.21 Age 25

Buried: Gosport (Ann’s Hill) Cemetery, Hants, UK


This one did not go through GWF but I suspect that a member or two may know the details.

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Ernest Williams was kidnapped by rebels in Ireland and murdered. He was serving with 8th Royal Marines Battalion. His body was repatriated and "upwards of 1,500 people" were present at his funeral in Gosport. Despite his place of burial being so well known, his was one of many that missed commemoration.

Thanks to John Morcombe (yet again).


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