CWGC conflicting info.

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  1. Bonzo Dog

    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    A recently discovered relative served in WW1 with the Army Cyclist Corps. The only casualty comments on his service record show he was admitted to a field medical unit in June 1915 with "dermatitis of the feet", returning to active service 6 days later. He died in Dudley Worcestershire April 1919 and is buried at St Mary's Handsworth Birmingham. He is commemorated on a number of military sites, including the CWGC.
     
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    I found the CWGC very helpful and accommodating. They had my late mother's first husband listed with his next of kin as his parents. I supplied more than enough paperwork to show he married less than a month before he was killed and they amended everything (my mother would have liked that).
     
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    Just to update. The CWGC have now replaced Private 23839 P Jones K.S.L.I. headstone in the cemetery. The death date no longer reads 23rd January 1917 and now reads correctly as 27th March 1917.

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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    What a lovely result Terry - how wonderful that the CWGC are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure that mistakes are amended.
     
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    My Great Grandfather died of Double Pneumonia in 1930, he had been in the labour Corps clearing up and one of the illnesses due to being gassed was Pneumonia, so not a given about the Spanish Flu
     
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