Conflicting info.

Discussion in 'WWII (1939 - 1945)' started by Chimp, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Chimp

    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

    Online
    Messages:
    5,415
    Likes Received:
    15,322
    Location:
    Knighton, Powys, Wales
    I have found conflicting dates of death.

    CWGC have:-

    Gunner
    REECE, ERNEST HENRY
    Service Number 852962

    Died 29/03/1940

    Aged 24

    133 Field Regt.
    Royal Artillery

    Son of William and May Reece, of Knighton; husband of Edith Mae Reece, of Knighton.

    His probate also states that he died on 29th March.


    I have his death certificate which reads:-

    Where and When Died - Thirtieth March 1940

    An inquest was held on 1st April and passed to the registrar on 3rd April.

    Died from a compound fracture of the skull due to being accidentally knocked down by a motor car.
     
  2. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    4,737
    Likes Received:
    18,319
    Location:
    Northamptonshire, England.
    Hmmm....

    Error by the Registrar or the person registering the death?

    Any newspaper report of the accident that could throw some light on it?
     
    Chimp likes this.
  3. Chimp

    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

    Online
    Messages:
    5,415
    Likes Received:
    15,322
    Location:
    Knighton, Powys, Wales
    I haven't found anything in the papers. You would have thought as there was an inquest that they would at least have made sure they got the date of death right.
     
  4. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,177
    Likes Received:
    5,249
    Location:
    London, England
    Maybe he died at midnight ...
     
    Bay Horse, Flook, AnnB and 1 other person like this.
  5. AnnB

    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

    Offline
    Messages:
    2,772
    Likes Received:
    12,220
    Location:
    North Devon, England
    It’s the same old story of not being any local papers for the right date on-line, again :sceptical:
     
    Chimp likes this.
  6. Chimp

    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

    Online
    Messages:
    5,415
    Likes Received:
    15,322
    Location:
    Knighton, Powys, Wales
    This all happened in Haverfordwest.
     
  7. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

    Offline
    Messages:
    6,064
    Likes Received:
    15,437
    Location:
    South Australia
    Would an inquest have been held so soon after a death? if he died on 30th. Well perhaps if they weren't busy.
     
    Chimp likes this.
  8. Brentor boy

    Brentor boy Active Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    149
    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    I have a similar case of duplicate dates of death.

    The family always referred to the date their son went missing as his date of death, as shown on his gravestone. His recorded date of death was the day on which his body was found two days later.
     
    Chimp, GrannyBarb and Ma-dotcom like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice