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caroline@linkagecomputing.co.uk
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I have already been warned that this is addictive so...

I have rather a lot of brothers for my grandfather to work through

the problem is I have found the following three brothers on the Hospital War Memorial War positioned outside Ward 7 Mill Lane Wallasey Cheshire:

Archibald M. Foden-Cheshire regiment 1st/4th died 15/8/1915 service number 1732 Private died age 18 (Archibald Murray Foden)

Eric G. Foden

Finlay R.Foden (see my previous enquiry re Kings Liverpool)

and I know these to be the correct names and place for the family

And two of these also feature on the CWWG site but the only mention there of Eric maybe E.G.Foden :Private 200876 Cheshire regiment 1st/4th died 14/10/1918 X1X. D.2 Hoodge Crater Cemetery.

I can find no mention of him on the Ancestry medals/War papers although several of his brothers records have just appeared there during the last few weeks.

So my question is this my Eric Gordon Foden ?

How can I find more details for him?

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Caroline,

Maybe a Soldiers Died lookup for Eric G Foden 200876 Cheshire Rgt might help you. Perhaps a Pal reading this can do the needful?

MIC shows him as Eric S Foden - perhaps a transcription error - have you downloaded the MIC from the National Archives or Ancestry?

Ian

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Caroline

Somebody with access to SDGW should be able to confirm definitely if it's 'your' man, the online index would suggest Eric Gordon Foden is recorded so it looks as if they are one and the same.

The limited information available online (without buying credits) suggests he was born and resident in Seacombe, Cheshire.

Regards

Steve

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Details from SDGW:

Name: FODEN, Eric Gordon

Regiment, Corps etc.: Cheshire Regiment

Battalion etc.: 1/4th Battalion.

Last name: Foden

First name(s): Eric Gordon

Initials: E G

Birthplace: Seacombe, Ches.

Enlisted: Birkenhead

Residence: Seacombe, Ches.

Rank: PRIVATE

Number: 200876

Date died: 14 October 1918

How died: Killed in action

Theatre of war: France & Flanders

Supplementary Notes:

Steve.

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And since the other two are also listed as being born in Seacombe, Cheshire then I would say that it is fairly certain that he is your man.

Best wishes.

Andy.

Name: FODEN, Archibald Murray

Regiment, Corps etc.: Cheshire Regiment

Battalion etc.: 1/4th Battalion.

Last name: Foden

First name(s): Archibald Murray

Initials: A M

Birthplace: Seacombe, Ches.

Enlisted: Liscard

Residence: Egremont, Ches.

Rank: PRIVATE

Number: 1732

Date died: 15 August 1915

How died: Killed in action

Theatre of war: Gallipoli

Name: FODEN, Findley Ralph Ferguson

Regiment, Corps etc.: King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Battalion etc.: 17th Battalion.

Last name: Foden

First name(s): Findley Ralph Ferguson

Initials: F R F

Birthplace: Seacombe, Cheshire

Enlisted: Liverpool

Residence: Seacombe

Rank: PRIVATE

Number: 24093

Date died: 12 October 1916

How died: Killed in action

Theatre of war: France & Flanders

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Then to add to the info - from the NA MICs:

Description Medal card of Foden, Eric S

Corps Regiment No Rank

Cheshire Regiment 2913 Private

Cheshire Regiment 200876 Private

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/7

You will note he apparently incorrect initial 'S' instead of 'G' and his previous Cheshires number.

Ian

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Thanks for help and advice.

I have downloaded medal card for Eric S

seems to be my man:

Cheshire Regiment

Eric G Foden (curly capital G)

Private

2913

200876

Only one other Eric in medals that I could see and he was Dorset which would not be right and this ones number corresponds with SDGW

Still cannot find records on ancestry

On War Memorial in Wallasey but everywhere else seems miss named.

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Don't forget that 70% of Service Records were lost in the Blitz, so it is almost certain that some of the records you want will no longer exist.

Steve.

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