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Remembered Today:

Frederick William Selch


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Hello, The CWGC gives the date of his death as 14/11/1918


Initials: F W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: Yorkshire Regiment

Unit Text: 9th Bn

Secondary Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment

Secondary Unit Text: attd 7th Bn

Date of Death: 14/11/1918

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. B. 18.


However I visited the Library Local Studies today and a newspaper report said 04/11/1918.

Looking at the cemetery details, the date does seem to be high compared to all the other casualties

could anybody tell me what SDGW says



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This seems to confirm the 4th.

Name: SELCH, Frederick William

Regiment, Corps etc.: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion etc.: 9th Battalion

Last name: Selch

First name(s): Frederick William

Initials: F W


Rank: 2/LT (TP)

Date died: 04 November 1918

How died: Killed in action

Supplementary Notes: (ATT 7/E YORK R)

Death cert ref: 1918 O.16 96



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Hello Ryegate,

Can I ask where you got this information from?

The newspaper article I saw, was dated the 21st November 1918, so another consideration is, how quickly did details of a death get back to the relatives press etc. In this case, if he did die on the 14th, it would be just 7 days and the article did state he was killed in action.

If I contacted the CWGC, what sort of evidence would I require?



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