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Shropshire / Albert E Weaver
« on: Sunday 01 August 21 11:30 BST (UK)  »
Commonwealth War Graves Commission are appealing for relatives of Pvt Albert Weaver - Royal Defence Corp - service no 28756 - died 11 February 1920.
Pvt Weaver is buried at Wellington General Cemetery. Shropshire. Commission are in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

If you are a relative or can help CWGC would like to hear from you.

https://www.cwgc.org/contact-us/

Sandra

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Gloucestershire / Samuel Redding
« on: Thursday 08 July 21 14:04 BST (UK)  »
Commonwealth War Graves Commission are appealing for relatives of Pvt Samuel Redding - labour corps - service no:- 504588 - died 24/4/1920 and buried Slimbridge (St John Evangalist) Churchyard.

FIND A GRAVE

St. John the Evangelist Churchyard Slimbridge, Stroud District, Gloucestershire.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/218486719/samuel-redding

a good biography attached to this one.

Sam Redding was born in Cambridge in 1884, the son of William and Elizabeth Redding who lived on Bristol Road. He enlisted in the Army on 21st September 1900, aged just 16 at West Down Camp, Wiltshire. Like many of his peers, Sam lied about his age, claiming to be 18 years old when he enlisted. He joined the 6th Dragoon Guards and served at Canterbury, York, Cape Town, Madras and Bangalore before he left the Army, probably in 1908. We can find no record of his demob but we do know he was back in Cambridge, working as a groom, in time for the 1911 census.
He married Beatrice Priday in January 1913 and Dorothy Zena was born later in that year. An article in the Gloucester Journal on Saturday, 17th January 1914 suggests the marriage was in trouble after just a year. Sam was called before the Dursley Petty Sessions to answer a summons issued by his wife. The case was adjourned on behalf of the complainant on production of a doctor's certificate and we can find no evidence of any further appearances.
He re-enlisted on 6th October 1914, once again with the 6th Dragoon Guards. His Army Medal Card shows he was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914/15 medals while serving with the Army Service Corps (Cyclist Corps) and Labour Corps before being medically discharged on 29th January 1919.
Sam's medical record shows that he had been identified with tubercle of the lung in 1916 leading to 100% disablement. He had been in a sanatorium for two months before his discharge complaining of pains in his chest, shortness of breath, coughing and expectoration, all signs confirming he suffered from tuberculosis. There is no indication of why Sam remained in the Army from his disablement until his discharge in 1919 although that was probably the time he spent in the Labour Corps. Sam was a patient at the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Over and he died of tuberculosis on 24th April 1920.
The funeral took place at St John's Slimbridge and was 'largely attended'. Ex-servicemen acted as bearers and a party of members of the Slimbridge Branch of the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers also attended.
Samuel Redding is commemorated on the Slimbridge War Memorial, and buried in the Graveyard, but has no gravestone. Slimbridge Local History Society are working with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to erect a Headstone.

If you are related or know someone who is, CWGC would like to hear from you.

https://www.cwgc.org/contact-us/

Sandra





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South Africa / William Thomas Worsfold
« on: Thursday 08 July 21 13:20 BST (UK)  »
Commonwealth War Grave Commission are appealing for relatives of Rifleman William Thomas Worsfold of South African Mounted Rifles - service no 3134 -  and who died 27 November 1914 - buried Pretoria (Rebecca Street Cemetery) South Africa.
William was 20 years old. Died of Enteric Fever (also known as typhoid fever)

Son of Mrs. R. Baggett, of Yeirdhurst, Shamley Green, Guildford. Born Guildford, Surrey, England. ref. Gallantry Awards to the South Africa Police.

Grave Reference C.E. Sec., Grave 1785 - no headstone

South African War Graves

http://www.southafricawargraves.org/search/details.php?id=28852

If you are related or know of someone who is, CWGC would like to hear from you.

https://www.cwgc.org/contact-us/

Sandra


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Pembrokeshire / Edwin Morgan
« on: Thursday 08 July 21 11:01 BST (UK)  »
Commonwealth War Graves Commission are appealing for relatives of Able Seaman Edwin Morgan - Able Seaman - Service No :- 184874  - died 5 th June 1917 and buried Haverford St Martin Cemetery.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/75451477/

Casualty of the Great War, Edwin was an Able Seaman in the Royal Navy H.M.S. Victory I Service No:184874.He was 42.

The commission are in the process of producing a headstone to mark the grave of Able Seaman Morgan. at the moment Edwin is commemorated on a plaque at Brookwood Military Cemetery.

FIND A GRAVE

Brookwood Military Cemetery Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey.
PLOT   Brookwood 1914-1918 Memorial Panel 8

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/142024318/edwin-morgan

If you are related CWGC would like to hear from you.

https://www.cwgc.org/contact-us/

Sandra

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London and Middlesex / John H F Tweddle
« on: Thursday 08 July 21 09:14 BST (UK)  »
Commonwealth War Graves Commission are appealing for relatives of Driver John H F "Harold" Tweddle - Honourable Artillery Company - service no :- 62505 -  who died 22/10/1918  -
Buried Ilford (Buckingham Road) Cemetery)

The private memorial marking the grave of Driver Tweddle no longer provides adequate commemoration and the commission are in the process of producing a new headstone to mark his grave.

driver John was 22 years old and the son of Mr and Mrs John William Tweddell of 103 Breamore Rd., Seven Kings, Ilford.

FIND A GRAVE

   
Ilford Cemetery Ilford, London Borough of Redbridge, Greater London.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/141861568/john-h._f.-tweddell

If you are related or can help CWGC would like to hear from you.

https://www.cwgc.org/contact-us/

Sandra

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Gloucestershire / James Williams
« on: Thursday 08 July 21 08:17 BST (UK)  »
Commonwealth War Graves Commission are appealing for relatives of Driver James Williams of Worcestershire Regiment - service no :- 202825 - Driver Williams is buried at St John Evangalist Cemetery. Slimbridge.   born 1890 and died 67 February 1920 (the text on find a grave states he died 6 February 1918 ?) Slimbridge Stroud District Gloucestershire.

The Commission are in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave

FIND A GRAVE

This entry states - It appears the father was James S Williams moving to Gossington two years after his son enlisted, and another son, James Matthew. left for Birmingham 6 months after discharge. It would therefore appear that James Jnr spent little time in Slimbridge but his father was still in Gossington when his son died and nominated him for inclusion on the War Memorial.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/218486727/james-williams

Sandra

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Kent / Francis John Webb
« on: Wednesday 07 July 21 19:46 BST (UK)  »
Commonwealth War Graves Commission are appealing for relatives of Acting Corporal Francis John Webb. Royal Engineers - Service No 1848856 - died 28/1/1921 - Buried Woodlands Cemetery Gillingham Kent.  At the moment mentioned on the plaque at Brooklands Military Cemetery.

The commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

Deaths Mar 1921 Webb Francis 33 Hartley W. 2c 248
Hartley W. is an alternative name for Hartley Wintney and is in the county of Hampshire.

FIND A GRAVE

   
Brookwood Military Cemetery Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey.
PLOT   Brookwood 1914-1918 Memorial Panel 8

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/157804706/francis-john-webb

If you are related or no of someone who is, CWGC would like to hear from you.

https://www.cwgc.org/contact-us/

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/236090-new-cwgc-commemorations-040216/

Sandra


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Huntingdonshire / George Robert Papworth
« on: Wednesday 07 July 21 18:18 BST (UK)  »
Commonwealth War Graves Commission are appealing for relatives of Able Seaman, George Robert Papworth - Royal Navy. H M S Wellesley. Service No :- P/JX 268345 - died 27/9/1941. Injured by train accident Huntington North Station.
Buried Brampton Cemetery. Huntingdonshire.

The private memorial marking the grave of Able Seaman Papworth no longer provides adequate commemoration. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

George was 28 years old and the son of George Robert and Mary Papworth of Brampton.

UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records,

George Robert Papworth 13 January 1913 Brampton Hunts - 27 September 1941 (aged 28 years)


FIND A GRAVE

Brampton Cemetery Brampton, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire.
PLOT   Grave 796.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158341446/george-robert-papworth

Sandra

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Pembrokeshire / James Honey
« on: Wednesday 07 July 21 13:04 BST (UK)  »
Commonwealth War Graves Commission are appealing fo relatives of Company Sergeant Major James Honey - Royal Garrison Artillery - service no 2307 - Company Serg Major James Honey is buried at Milford Haven Cemetery.

The Commission are in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.
Currently commemorated at Brookwood Military Cemetery.

FIND A GRAVE entry

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/144227034/james-honey

If you are related or can help, CWGC would like to hear from you.

https://www.cwgc.org/contact-us/

Sandra


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