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Possibly Terry D can help with some advice here, my friend Paul researching Rochdale soldiers has a lad who died in Stepping Hill Hospital near Stockport on the 6th December 1918 from influenza and he was buried in Rochdale Cemetery on Dec 12 1918. He has the initials L W (Ward) on his headstone but, the initial L does not appear anywhere else other than on the headstone. Ancestry has only William, Freebmd Willie, In memoriam (Rochdale Observer) Willie, Death register entry William, no sign of the mystery letter L. Paul feels that it is worthwhile buying this lads birth/death certificates to prove only one name and submitting same to the CWGC, what does one think ? open to any ideas. Regards Ralph.

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The initials 'L.W.' have been confirmed to CWGC by the relatives on two occasions and appear as such in the original register.

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Terry. Blimey !! that took you all of 5 minutes, are you slowing down in your dotage ? seriously though many thanks Ralph.

(I understand you know Paul (Hanson) by the way)

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Terry, Further to the initals L W do your registers show actual names ? cos cannot find what the L stands for. Ralph.

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