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If you are related to one of the casualties and can provide documentation, please contact UKNA Technical Team.

http://www.cwgc.org/news-events/news/2016/12/appeal-for-relatives-dec-2016-2.aspx

http://media.cwgc.org/media/464344/nok-appeal-december-2016-2.pdf

Horace Charles Anderson - 11-12-1920 -

FIND A GRAVE entry

Burial: Rippleside Cemetery  Barking London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Greater London, England
Plot: RS / Section LK Grave 45

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102794509&ref=acom

Horace served his country in WW1 as Lance Corporal 6076767 The Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment after enlisting at Whitehall on the 30th December 1918. He sadly passed away in Belfast after an operation on a pancreatic cyst.

Horace was the son of William Henry and Elizabeth nee Hayhow Anderson of Barking and a brother to William Edward, Maud, Hilda and Rosie Anderson.

1901 West Ham - Horace is under Charles Anderson

William Mary Anderson 31
Elizabeth Anderson 32
William Edwd Anderson 4
Charles Anderson 4 months.

Sadly this looks like his brother William Edward Anderson - 1896 - 31 March 1917 -
tried for desertion and sentenced to death- sentence carried out   :'( :'(
(Never come across one like this before - that was a shocker  :'()

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Re: The Commonwealth War Graves Committee are Looking for relatives of............
« Reply #1 on: Monday 02 January 17 17:58 GMT (UK) »
Have sent a message to a relative with the details of CWGC appeal for Horace Charles Anderson.

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Re: The Commonwealth War Graves Committee are Looking for relatives of............
« Reply #2 on: Monday 02 January 17 18:55 GMT (UK) »
Headstone for Horace Charles Anderson to be erected some time in 2017

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Re: The Commonwealth War Graves Committee are Looking for relatives of............
« Reply #3 on: Monday 02 January 17 21:29 GMT (UK) »
A sad one Sandra, the loss of 2 sons.. :'(

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Re: The Commonwealth War Graves Committee are Looking for relatives of............
« Reply #4 on: Monday 02 January 17 21:36 GMT (UK) »

It was a bit of a shocker to find the other one shot for desertion - a little harsh. Some soldiers were blameless because it was severe psychological trauma, not cowardice, that rendered them physically unable to cope with the shocking scenes they had witnessed.
Hopefully William will eventually get a posthumous pardon.  :'(

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Re: The Commonwealth War Graves Committee are Looking for relatives of............
« Reply #5 on: Monday 02 January 17 21:53 GMT (UK) »
Yes, a shocker, I've read about it, but...to see his file... :'(

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Re: The Commonwealth War Graves Committee are Looking for relatives of............
« Reply #6 on: Monday 02 January 17 22:12 GMT (UK) »
Sandra,

A wee bit off topic...

Nothing to add sorry but your post...
'tried for desertion and sentenced to death - sentence carried out'..
must have been a nightmare for all involved!
What a traumatic piece of info. when you consider the events of this age/era with no real sentences for real crimes.

Very sad indeed, poor chap  :(

I hope if the family were not already into genealogy this will interest them enough to find out more (not meant in a bad way).

I don't think a situation like that would be aired on WDYTYA

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« Reply #7 on: Monday 02 January 17 22:40 GMT (UK) »

It was a bit of a shocker to find the other one shot for desertion - a little harsh. Some soldiers were blameless because it was severe psychological trauma, not cowardice, that rendered them physically unable to cope with the shocking scenes they had witnessed.
Hopefully William will eventually get a posthumous pardon.  :'(

Sandra

How sad....I am both sad and angry that this could have happened....as if war isn't cruel enough :'( :'(
I do hope he is pardoned as many others have been for being "Shot at Dawn"

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Re: The Commonwealth War Graves Committee are Looking for relatives of............
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 14 January 17 16:24 GMT (UK) »
Relative has contacted CWGC - so another one completed.

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