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Re: Is there an organisation in France equivalent to the CWGC ?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 07 November 21 15:15 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for this post!!

I have a feeling I know the OP's neighbour (I will message Sue separately!), however Joseph Scheyer would be my mums step dad.  Stumbled across this by chance whilst trying to work out how to find him!

All the details match with what I was told to look for!  Glad I found this forum!

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Re: Is there an organisation in France equivalent to the CWGC ?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 07 November 21 15:56 GMT (UK) »
Think the ship was La Combattante.

There's a monument in Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados, France. Joseph is listed as Quartier-maître  (Quartermaster). Unfortunately, the images aren't very clear.


https://www.geneanet.org/cimetieres/view/1513422/persons/?individu_filter=SCHEYER%2BJoseph
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Re: Is there an organisation in France equivalent to the CWGC ?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 07 November 21 15:58 GMT (UK) »
Relevés partenaires - Décès de militaire
Conflit :   Guerre 1939-1945
Cote famille :   CC8
Sous série :   62
Serie :   K
Article :   12271
Nom :   SCHEYER
Prénom :   Joseph
Date de naissance :   1917-12-11
Lieu de naissance :   Metz
Département de naissance :   57 - Moselle
Pays de naissance :   France
Status :   militaire - Marine
Mention :   Mort pour la France
Grade :   quartier-maître chauffeur
Unité :   La Combattante (torpilleur)
Date de décès :   1945-02-23
Lieu de décès :   Torpilleur "la Combattante"
Sources :   Service historique de la Défense, Vincennes

https://www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr/fr/arkotheque/client/mdh/militaires_decedes_seconde_guerre_mondiale/detail_fiche.php?ref=1860126
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Re: Is there an organisation in France equivalent to the CWGC ?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 07 November 21 15:59 GMT (UK) »
yeah worked out how to get around the change in the website :)

Found the memorial slab here: https://www.tracesofwar.com/sights/14910/Monument-La-Combattante.htm

If you zoom in you can just about see the name :)

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Re: Is there an organisation in France equivalent to the CWGC ?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 07 November 21 16:07 GMT (UK) »
This is just about readable I think!
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Re: Is there an organisation in France equivalent to the CWGC ?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 07 November 21 17:05 GMT (UK) »
I've been trying to find Joseph's acte de naissance or entry in the register of births. So far no joy. He is entered in the tables décennales with a number for his acte. See link below (top left of page 234) but of course this doesn't give details of his parents. Sorry can't get it to go straight to page 234.

http://num.archives57.com/visualiseur/index.php/docnumViewer/calculHierarchieDocNum/699533/698861:702680:699533/1050/1680

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Re: Is there an organisation in France equivalent to the CWGC ?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 07 November 21 17:21 GMT (UK) »
I think this is his acte de naissance in German registered with the surname Weyland with a note in French to say that Louis Matthias Scheyer gave his surname to his wife's child in 1919.

https://archives.metz.fr/4DCGI/WEB_RegistreVisuImgAppelExterne/781901_1Exzxc447/ILUMP9999
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Re: Is there an organisation in France equivalent to the CWGC ?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 07 November 21 18:05 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for keeping digging!

Louis Scheyer appears on Joseph's wedding certificate to Daisy Coates so that ties up :)

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Re: Is there an organisation in France equivalent to the CWGC ?
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 07 November 21 18:23 GMT (UK) »
I'll have look after dinner to see if I can find any documentation to go with the info in the image below...
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