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DNA of Relatives Needed to Identify Body
« on: Saturday 27 April 19 12:01 BST (UK) »
An appeal for relatives of a UK serviceman's body found in Italy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-48072589

They want to find living relatives so DNA tests can be done, once identified the body will be buried with full military honours.
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Re: DNA of Relatives Needed to Identify Body
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 April 19 15:09 BST (UK) »
I am assuming this is WW2.?
There were British service men in Italy in WW1,Vera Brittain’s
brother was killed there.
Have any more details been given?
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Re: DNA of Relatives Needed to Identify Body
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 April 19 15:12 BST (UK) »
Details are in the article linked by medpat.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: DNA of Relatives Needed to Identify Body
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 27 April 19 15:22 BST (UK) »
Thankyou josey,
, I just rushed in ,did not even see the link!
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Re: DNA of Relatives Needed to Identify Body
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 27 April 19 15:24 BST (UK) »
That's usually my problem. I found an old school report [from the 1950s] that said 'she should think more before acting' - I was probably under 10!! I haven't changed yet  ;D ;D
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: DNA of Relatives Needed to Identify Body
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 27 April 19 18:19 BST (UK) »
Mine usually said “ Could  do better”!
But when I did I was questioned as to why I had done better than one of the school’s “ Great White Hopes”!
Can’t win can you ;D
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