Some died, some survived

Discussion in 'WWI (1914 - 1918)' started by HildaW, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    To finish off my incomplete list ... Some other names from my tree :

    These who survived:

    Walter SQUIBB
    John DADE
    George DOWE
    George J W DENNING
    John Wallace MUNCASTER
    Thomas Frederick OLD
    John James WHITE
    William Alfred RUDD
    John ATKINSON
    William PELLY
    John Montagu HOWLETT
    Harry Douglas JACOB
    James Victor BOWYER
    Harry Frederick Haines CHANT
    Samuel John TIDEY
    William Kennedy Ransome SKINNER

    and those who died:

    Arthur EMMS
    William George CODDINGTON
    Roland Henry Thomas HOWLETT
    Ernest STREET

    and apologies to anyone I've missed
     
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  2. spison

    spison Well-Known Member

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    My Paternal Grandfather: George JONES - 1st Monmouthshire - POW Germany, captured (probably) 2nd Battle for Ieper 1915. (survived)
    My Maternal Great Aunt: Lydia ABELL - QAIMNS - Royal Red Cross - British and Australian CCS and the canals 'somewhere in France'. (survived)
    My Maternal Uncles and cousins - died on the Somne:
    William BOWER
    Herbert ABELL
    My husband's family - died on the Somne
    Oscar SOMERS

    Lest we Forget
    Jane
     
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  3. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Well that was probably the most emotional 1 minute silence I have spent. I guess it didn't help that the radio replayed the voices of some very old diggers talking about their experiences, just before 11am. But hey, if not for them. What if? Who knows!
    Have we learnt? Seems not!
     
  4. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Walter Frederick Carrette 20/1/1899 - 23/3/1918
    Rifleman - Rifle Brigade. (Prince Consort's Own) S/34706 - 9th Battalion

    Commemorated on The POZIERES MEMORIAL which relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields, and the months that followed before the Advance to Victory, which began on 8 August 1918.

    We Will Remember.
     
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  5. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    By jove yes, but try educating politicians or whoever the heck is forever sending our men to war.
     
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  6. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Thinking of Grandad, South Lancs Regiment, who lied about his age to join up and witnessed the horrors of Ypres. He never spoke about it.

    Also, g-uncle Fred who was killed right at the end of the war and buried at Dadizele, Belgium. So close to coming home.
     

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