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Non Commissioned Graves / Re: L/Cpl 251240 William Parsons
« Last post by Tim Bell on February 13, 2020, 06:38:11 PM »
DC attached confirming records, including cause of death.
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Non Commissioned Graves / 15167 frederick wolfenden
« Last post by mack on February 13, 2020, 04:56:30 PM »
15167 Frederick Wolfenden
Manchester regt,att to RDC
28 white st,ancoats
wife sarah,ann
warehouseman
born 19-1-66
died april 1921
age 51
buried Philips park cemetery.F.C.883.with his wife sarah
No PRC found to show cause of death
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Non Commissioned Graves / 45657 john cornelius curless
« Last post by mack on February 13, 2020, 04:51:35 PM »
45657 john,cornelius curless
1st garrison battalion
firebeater
167 whelley,wigan
father patrick
died june 1920
age 29
buried wigan cemetery.R.650.CE.
buried 10-6-20
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Hello / George Swetman Funeral
« Last post by george.theshed197 on February 13, 2020, 10:33:27 AM »
The family of George Swetman would like to let you know that George's funeral will be held at 11:15 hrs on Monday, 24 February 2020  at Portchester Crematorium, Upper Cornaway Lane, Portchester, Fareham PO16 8NE.  If anyone who knew George would like to attend they would be very welcome.  We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been so kind in leaving messages in memory of George.  This is obviously a very sad time for us but we have been so grateful for the support we have received from so many people who valued their connection to George.  Thank you all.
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1914 - 1918 / Re: Samuel Oldham 352517 Pte. Manchester Regiment KIA
« Last post by AnnieA on February 11, 2020, 02:22:53 AM »
Glad you got some good responses about this soldier. This post caught my eye as he died in the same battalion, on the same day, in the same action as my grandfather. Their Army numbers aren't too dissimilar, so it is likely they joined up at about the same time.
My grandfather is also commemorated on the same panel at Tyne Cot.
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Announcements and Condolence / Re: George Swetman
« Last post by themonsstar on February 10, 2020, 09:38:42 PM »
RIP George

You will be sadly missed by your family and friends.
💖💚 From a young jungle basher.
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Malaya / Re: georgetheshed
« Last post by themonsstar on February 10, 2020, 09:32:28 PM »
RIP George
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Non Commissioned Graves / Re: Pte 3795 Thomas Burtney (Burtanay)
« Last post by mack on February 10, 2020, 07:16:02 PM »
this soldiers real name was Thomas Arbuthnot
at the time of his death,he lived at 3 morris row,scholes
buried wigan cemetery.B620.CE
hes buried with his wife alice,she never remarried after Thomas died
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Announcements and Condolence / Re: George Swetman
« Last post by artyhughes on February 10, 2020, 06:10:39 PM »
I’m deeply saddened to learn of George‘s passing. Perhaps he will meet his old friend Otto the ex-Uhlan riding master once again. Behüt dich Gott, es hatte nicht sollen sein. (George knows its meaning)
Charlie
God preserve you, it was not meant to be.
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Announcements and Condolence / Re: George Swetman
« Last post by PhilipG on February 10, 2020, 04:51:48 PM »
Roy,

Many thanks indeed for your description of George's military career.  For my part, WW2 turned me into what was known as a "Driver- Airframe" which allowed one some control over one's wartime endeavours.  For instance, the avoidance of an aircraft in which a notice in the cockpit advised "do not spin this aircraft".    No such advice for George.    He was confined in an aircraft without an engine, dependent upon the expertise of personnel in the towing aircraft as to when and where to effect the release of the glider, an exercise which was not always successful, as the invasion of Sicily in 1943 by the airborne Borders reports.   A brave soldier.    PhilipG.

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