CWGC Link for War Graves Week 21 to 28 May

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    The War Graves Commission have "War Graves Week" going on at the moment. They are asking us to commemorate those on your street who died in WW1 or WW2. You put in your postcode and a clicky map appears. My house was built in 1900 and the person I got was 21 when he died in WW1. He lived at No. 20 up the road with his parents. I have printed off the commemorative plaque which I will put in my window, I will also print off the information for those who currently live at No. 20. What a wonderful idea. Here is the link for in case you are interested https:
    cwgc.org/who-lived-on-your-street/
     
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    I put in my postcode and it brought up a young man a few hundred yards away who was killed in an air raid. I had no idea.
     
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    Amazing isn't it?
     
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    I have found a man that died in 1918 lived with his wife next door to where I live now and in 1915 another man had parents that lived 5 doors away from where I lived as a child and as a young adult.
     
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    Putting in the postcode of streets where I walk my dog I found 2 that lived in one street and 2 in another street. Also someone that lived in the street that one of my daughters lived in the past,and he had lived 10 doors away from where she used to live.
     
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    I can't leave it alone, either, Genie - each time I have a cup of coffee to hand, I put in another postcode. Nothing came up in the vicinity of my family home in Wales, but when I put my aunt's code in for Coventry - eek. Her street and others adjoining it were covered in balloons, not surprisingly.

    I put in one of my daughter's houses that she'd rented for a year and found that a young man living there was killed in Gallipoli, aged 17.
     
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    I hope they keep the look up going. Its fascinating but also terrible.
     
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    Back to it again and found a relative that died. Also a death in the street where my brother lives. All the streets that I have looked at are where I walk my dog.
     
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    However, I put the location in of a relative who died at the Battle of Cambrai and didn't get any local results. :(
     
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    Because they lived in the street that I live in now I decided to look at 1939.
    The widow of the man that lived next door to where I live now was still living there in 1939. I also found that many years later I knew her grand-daughter in school.
    A small world.
     
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    I should have added that the grand-daughter and her parents lived just up the road from where I live.
     
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    I would love to try this and remember streets I lived but have no idea of postcodes and cant find a site anywhere that you can look them up.
     
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    Royal Mail do a find a street postcode

     
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    Much easier with this link.
    I did it the hard way by putting streets into a search engine.
     
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    Thank you all for the links, I've got it now, I was born at no 28 Vulcan Road in Leicester, ( the row of terraced houses were built in 1888) a search brings up a Bert Cayless from no 63, he was in the 1st Battalion of the Leicestershire regiment, he died in France in February of 1918
    Age 20 :(( the same age as my oldest grandson), R I.P young man you will not be forgotten.
     
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    Are we able to contribute to this?

    Again, looking through some old family photos I found a young merchant seaman (who sailed just after his 15th birthday). There's quite a lot of info about him on the back of the photo and also about him and his family on the CWGC website, giving an address about a quarter of a mile from me. His ship, travelling in convoy, was bombed by the Luftwaffe and all lives were lost in 1941. Yet he doesn't appear on the above link.
     
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    Contact the CWGC - I am sure that they would appreciate any information that you have and it will bring to their attention the missing entry. :)
     
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    There appear to be a lot of servicemen missing from my list. I don't know why they're missing; I'm stumped.

    Hubby's great uncle was KIA in Oct 1918 and his name appears on the war memorial in his small town of Abbeytown. The location doesn't seem to be represented at all and neither great uncle or anyone else on the war memorial feature. Then there was a young market gardener killed in WWI whose house I used to walk past daily - he's not on it. And my 1st cousin 2x removed and her family, wiped out by an incendiary bomb and on the civilian war memorial at London Road Cemetery - not on it. I've tried postcodes, I've tried zooming in and out on the map in various locations. o_O Presumably this is either a big work in progress or rely on information being added to it.
     

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