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Re: war grave photos and death certificate
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 14 April 11 17:38 BST (UK) »
Hi,

There is a general photograph of the cemetery plus some details on the Commonwealth War Grave Commission site:   http://www.cwgc.org.

Use the search facility with the surname, initial and year of death, army (force) and United Kingdom (nationality) and your gt. uncle is number 4 on the list.



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Re: war grave photos and death certificate
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 14 April 11 17:45 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Death certificate reference details (from GRO War Death Army Other Ranks 1914 - 1921):

Charles Wright   King's Own (Royal Lancashire Regiment)   Private 34368  1917  1.19     316

A copy can be ordered from the GRO.



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Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: war grave photos and death certificate
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 14 April 11 18:01 BST (UK) »
thankyou very much nanny jan will take a look now.


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Re: war grave photos and death certificate
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 14 April 11 20:17 BST (UK) »
Soldiers who died in Great War gives

Name:    Charles Wright
Birth Place:    Hackney, London
Death Date:    7 Nov 1917
Death Location:    Mesopotamia
Enlistment Location:    Leighton Buzzard
Rank:    Private
Regiment:    King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Battalion:    6th Battalion
Number:    34368
Type of Casualty:    Died
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Re: war grave photos and death certificate
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 14 April 11 20:19 BST (UK) »
6th (Service) Battalion,  King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Formed at Lancaster in August 1914 as part of K1 and attached to 38th Brigade, 13th (Western) Division.
Moved to Gallipoli in July 1915. Went to Egypt in January 1916 and thence to Mesopotamia.
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Re: war grave photos and death certificate
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 14 April 11 20:39 BST (UK) »
He was first in Bedfordshire Regt, then Border Regt before Royal Lancaster   

Medal card of Wright, Charles
Corps   Regiment No   Rank
Bedfordshire Regiment    6931    Private
Border Regiment    21036    Private
King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment    34368    Private
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Re: war grave photos and death certificate
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 14 April 11 20:48 BST (UK) »
He was a regular soldier, as he landed in France 12 Sep 1914

His Bedford service no indicates that he probably joined up in Mar 1901

1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regt
August 1914 : in Mullingar in Ireland. Part of 15th Brigade, 5th Division.
Landed in France on 15 August 1914.
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Re: war grave photos and death certificate
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 14 April 11 22:34 BST (UK) »
Thankyou for your help, i appreciate it.
Does this mean when he went out to war, he was in The Kings Own Lancaster Regiment and had left the other regiments earlier. As its hard to find the dates when he changed regiments?
Would they have had any home leave, or were they out there for the duration of the war.
Where any of these regiments based around essex at any time pre or during the war?

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« Reply #17 on: Thursday 14 April 11 23:18 BST (UK) »
He was Bedfordshire Regiment when he first went overseas and must have been transferred sometime after that maybe he was wounded or ill ?
The x on the medal card denotes first unit  he went overseas with and what will be inscribed on his medals(in 99% of cases but always the exception :))

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