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Am trying to trace a man off the village war memorial

Henry (Harry) Matthews Private 13168 6th Btn Dorsetshire Regiment KIA 10:07:1916 Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

Having checked census returns (1881 & 1901) I have now have two possible families in or near the village BUT to clinch it I need Henry's date of birth ....is it possible that this is recorded by the army somewhere?

Also: Matthews or Mathews the census enumerators tend to swop spellings!!

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Hi Edorc,

Dont know if it helps but SDGW records him as being born in Marnhull, Dorset, Enlisted Dorchester and was a resident of Chetnole.

Doug

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Hi Edorc,

Dont know if it helps but SDGW records him as being born in Marnhull, Dorset, Enlisted Dorchester and was a resident of Chetnole.

Doug

Hi Doug

Thanks for that should be a great help in winnowing the wheat from the chaff ! Thanks for the help.

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Am trying to trace a man off the village war memorial

Henry (Harry) Matthews Private 13168 6th Btn Dorsetshire Regiment KIA 10:07:1916 Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

Having checked census returns (1881 & 1901) I have now have two possible families in or near the village BUT to clinch it I need Henry's date of birth ....is it possible that this is recorded by the army somewhere?

Also: Matthews or Mathews the census enumerators tend to swop spellings!!

Hi, were is the village war memorial you are investigating?

Paul

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