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Offline ALAMO2008

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Help with ex POW WW1 Dependents Card
« on: Monday 30 November 20 13:57 GMT (UK) »
Pte 54243 Martin Bryan 18th King's Liverpool Pals has this Card on Fold3 giving a Date of Death in 1918 and a Widow
All the details are correct except he didn't die. Hence no CWGC record and no note on his Medals Cards.

Any ideas was entry a mistake or date of capture and how can more be found re POW time please ?






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Re: Help with ex POW WW1 Dependents Card
« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 November 20 14:43 GMT (UK) »
POW record ( took some finding!) https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/List/510492/698/28627/

He had a shrapnel wound to his right hand and a bullet wound to his right leg. Captured at St Quentin,   22 March 1918. In Soltan POW camp, previously at Lazarett Munster.
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Re: Help with ex POW WW1 Dependents Card
« Reply #2 on: Monday 30 November 20 15:13 GMT (UK) »
I assume he was originally posted as presumed dead and then was later discovered to be a POW.
Interestingly there is another pension index card for the same man (from what little I know they weren't all dependents pensions cards but included disability pensions too)

This one was a disability pension paid to him in relation to the gun shot wound to his right hand - disability deemed to be 50% and directly attributable to his service.
The disability pension was paid from 18th April 1919

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