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Albert Edward lewis, 453215 Born St Marylebone, London, enlisted in London while living in Padington, KIA and it gives the location as E.E.F..perhaps a misspelling of the BEF or British Expeditionay Force.

Albert Edward lewis, 301149, Born Spitalfields Middlesex, enlisted in, Stratford in Essex while living in Dalston in Middlesex. 'died' in palestine.

There is an Albert Edward Lewis in De Ruvigneys but he was a navy man and was from cardiff, another Alfred Edward Lewis, also a Navy. Neither of you two Albert Edwrad lewiss's where in de Ruvigneys.

regards.

Tomman

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David Gregory

Tom,

This certainly will help.

Many thanks, Tom.

David

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Eldest son of William Atterbury of 3, Spencer Rd. Mitcham. Born Carshalton, Co. Surrey, 7/10/1888, enlisted June 5th 1908. Served with the BEF from the 7th of October 1914. KIA 24th November following.

Tom,

Much appreciate the look-up. A hit at last!

Regards,

Chris.

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We got there in the end Chris.

Tom

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Hi Tom. Thanks to you for offering your help to everyone. :)

For me, I'm looking for HOW TO FIND a serviceman from World War 1. My ancestor William John Hamilton was born in Strabane in 1872-74, never moved as far as I know, filled out the census there in 1911, and (here's where it gets if-fy) died in the Great War, according to several sources. Some say he was killed and buried in France; others say in Salisbury Plain in 1917. Th cwgc has several William / William John Hamiltons whose deaths could fit either scenario.

I haven't a clue about his military service. Where do I start? I should add I'm living a long way from my family and the internet is my best resource at the moment.

Thanks in advance if you can help me or not - you are a champ

Ger

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I hate to second guess, I prefer just to list my findings. This is not possible as your search peramiters are so wide..........so.if I had to put down my opinion it would be;

Pte William John Hamilton, Inland water Transport, Corps of the Royal Engineers, No 331144, rank; pioneer Died, at home, Born in Urney in Tyrone and enlisted in Strabane. Here are my reasons. He is the only William John hamilton who died in 1917 at home and he 'died' I have often seen 'at home' as being in England, out of the battle area, in Blighty. He was not KIA. The other reason is that Urney is in The barony of Strabane in Tyrone and he enlisted in Strabane also. Here is what the cwgc says;

HAMILTON, WILLIAM JOHN

Initials: W J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Pioneer

Regiment: Royal Engineers

Date of Death: 25/12/1917

Service No: WR/327599

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 7, Grave 532.

Cemetery: AMESBURY CEMETERY in Wiltshire.

If you contact the Royal Engineers Museum they may be able to help you further.

Regards.

Tom

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  • 2 weeks later...

Tom,

Does this man have an entry in De Ruivngys?

CWGC Entry:

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Name: CULLEY, WALTER DUNCAN

Initials: W D

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Hampshire Regiment

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Age: 28

Date of Death: 12/07/1918

Additional information: Son of Henry and Anna Elizabeth Culley, of 77, Marlborough Rd., Merton, London. Served with Post Office Rifles from Sept., 1914, to July, 1917.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: V. E. 24.

Cemetery: PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY

MIC Index Entry:

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Medal card of Culley, Walter Duncan

Corps Regiment No Rank

8th London Regiment 2289 Private

Hampshire Regiment Second Lieutenant

His a bit of a mystery with no 1901 census or FreeBMD entry.

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Chris.

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There as only one Culley in De Ruvigneys but not your man.

Sorry.

Tom

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There as only one Culley in De Ruvigneys but not your man.

Sorry.

Tom

Tom,

Many thanks for the look-up. My hit rate is pretty low.

Regards,

Chris.

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Tom,

Another try for De Ruvingys

Name: FIELD, VINCENT ALFRED

Initials: V A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Unit Text: 10th Bn.

Date of Death: 20/09/1917

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.

Cemetery: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Thanks,

Chris,

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Field is not in De Ruvigneys.sorry

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Field is not in De Ruvigneys.sorry

Thanks, how about this man ? (shan't bother you after this)

Name: GEDGE, CECIL BERTIE

Initials: C B

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

Unit Text: 3rd Bn.

Date of Death: 25/09/1915

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 130.

Cemetery: LOOS MEMORIAL

Thanks,

Chris.

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You got a hit............congrats!!!!!!!!!

Tom

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bernardmcilwaine

chris,cecil had an elder sister called beatrice,and i think he had a son named sidney,and his wife was called jessie,

henry+anna culley were living in newington,london with walter age 9,henry was a cab driver,both he and his wife came from norfolk,[1901]census.

vincent field may be the one living in aston in birmingham,with his dad,also called vincent,both came from bethnal green/hackney area,bernard

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Bernard, I think I will make you my right hand man..........all information on casualties is most welcome.......keep it up!!

Thanks.

Tom

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Tom ,

A hit - fantastic detail.... This man is on a local war memorial and his entry proves the local connection which I had suspected, fits with the 1881 (at eton) and 1901 census info I located and an entry in Kelly's 1913 Surrey directory for Sidney...

What's the postion of copyrigth the the scan from De Ruivgny's?

Bernard,

I'll follow up those other refs, thanks.

Chris

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Beats the heck outta me. If you want, save it and I will delete it in 20 minutes.

regards.

Tom

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Beats the heck outta me. If you want, save it and I will delete it in 20 minutes.

regards.

Tom

Tom,

I wasn't thinking about the scan being here, but rather could I use it elsewhere. But I guess that wouldn't be such a good idea. Of course, I coped it. and it was good of you to put the scan up in the first case.

Thanks,

Chris.

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Tom,

Pushing my luck here, but I wonder if any these man has an entry in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour?

Percy James GIBBONS

Name: GIBBONS

Initials: P J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: East Surrey Regiment

Unit Text: 3rd Bn.

Secondary Regiment: Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)

Secondary Unit Text: attd. 11th Bn.

Date of Death: 07/10/1916

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.

Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Name: GLASS, JAMES FRASER

Initials: J F

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Age: 23

Date of Death: 26/04/1915

Additional information: Son of J. G. H. Glass, Esq., C.I.E.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. M. 55.

Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY

Name: GRIFFITHS, CHARLES RIDLEY

Initials: C R

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers

Unit Text: 7th Bn.

Age: 20

Date of Death: 01/05/1917

Additional information: Son of William Henry and Mary Griffiths, of St. Peter's Vicarage, Lower Ashby St., Clerkenwell, London.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. E. 9.

Cemetery: AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Name: GRIFFITHS, JOHN LEARWOOD

Initials: J L

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles)

Unit Text: 1st/15th Bn.

Date of Death: 07/10/1916

Service No: 531951

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 13 C.

Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Thanks,

Chris.

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These men are not in De Ruvigneys.sorry.

Tom

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Tom,

Another request: If this man in de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour?

HATTON, ERNEST ROBERT

Initials: E R

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Wiltshire Regiment

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Age: 39

Date of Death: 08/05/1918

Additional information: Husband of Mrs. T. Hatton, of "Rondos," Dorset Rd., Merton Park, Surrey. Eighteen years service with 17th Lancers. Served in the South African Campaign.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 119 to 120.

Cemetery: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Many thanks,

Chris.

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Lots of Hattons but not your man. I have a ww1 pair to John Charles Le Pellem Hatton. He was a major and a Chaplain. It would be interesting if they were related.

regards.

Tom.

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