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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #105 on: April 07, 2015, 05:42:21 AM »
Thanks Tim

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #106 on: April 07, 2015, 07:20:24 AM »
I was right about Cowan. I stumbled across the excellent Australian War Memorial site while looking for something else completely.  He is 367A Pte William John C Cowan 21st Aus MGC. It's worth a look to see how the Australians have recorded their PoWs.
https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1483974/
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #107 on: April 07, 2015, 12:40:22 PM »
G'day Charlie,
These Australian Red Cross rolls for casualties are equally detailed and vivid.  I know we lost most records in the blitz, but suspect the Aussies did a more comprehensive job than us.
If anyone has international Ancestry membership, I'd be interested to know how much more detail is available on William Barker Hart's Service Record.  This is his ARC Record http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1046079--1-.pdf.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #108 on: April 07, 2015, 05:12:13 PM »
tim.
I didn't know you were interested in the Australian forces,i have been using this site for years,all the info you require about your man can be found on this site,google AIF project.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #109 on: April 07, 2015, 05:20:31 PM »
Cpl George Cott?, no number, B Coy 17th Bn, taken at Guillemont and held at Minden 01.08.1916, PA 5922. The nearest match I can find is 55542 Catt.
Leaves me stumped I'm afraid.  Can't see any Book of Honour names that remotely fit.

Suspect 55542 is much too high to be a July 1916 participant.
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tims right Charlie,his service number wouldn't be higher than the 30000 batch.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #110 on: April 07, 2015, 05:53:12 PM »
hiya Charlie
I;ve done a deep search for George cott,i cant find a man who comes close to this surname,sorry mate,hes another mystery

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #111 on: April 07, 2015, 07:46:34 PM »
tim.
I didn't know you were interested in the Australian forces,i have been using this site for years,all the info you require about your man can be found on this site,google AIF project.

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Incredible detail.  Thanks
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #112 on: April 07, 2015, 07:51:00 PM »
hiya Charlie
I;ve done a deep search for George cott,i cant find a man who comes close to this surname,sorry mate,hes another mystery

mack ;D

Thanks Mack, I've tried all sorts myself with no luck, like you say he's another mystery.
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #113 on: April 08, 2015, 12:52:16 AM »
A bit of help needed with these two please:

Cpl George Cott?, no number, B Coy 17th Bn, taken at Guillemont and held at Minden 01.08.1916, PA 5922. The nearest match I can find is 55542 Catt.

3673 or 4 William Cowan, no Bn, taken Lagnicourt 15.04.1917, born in Sydney Australia, held at G├╝strow and Parchim, PA 35884. I think he is a mis-filed Aussie.

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got him Charlie
he is L/cpl 11512 George cox,9 walsden rd,clayton,he was in the 19th battalion,the 9 looks like a 7,captured 23-7-16 at guillemont,at minden.wounded right shoulder and forearm by shrapnel. PA10002
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #114 on: April 08, 2015, 08:43:17 AM »
Great stuff Mack, you obviously have a masters degree in phonetic spelling :D
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #115 on: April 08, 2015, 05:01:32 PM »
Frederick Cummins, taken 26.08.1914 Le Cateau, from Edinburgh, Senne for exchange 20.11.1916 on PA 7169. If he is Manchesters he would have to be 2nd Bn, I can only find Frederick Cummins 3680 renumbered 276182 which does not seem to fit. Any ideas please.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #116 on: April 09, 2015, 08:32:48 AM »
hiya Charlie
I think your man is pte 9732 Thomas Cummings
lived with his sister at 103 busk rd,chadderton
he was from Scotland
captured on the aisne 9-9-14
the American embassy reported that he was a POW on 19-12-14
the dutch reported that he was in hospital at limburg with nervous heart trouble,he was reported at senne 3 on 17-3-16
repatriated to England 19-5-18 sent to royal Victoria hospital,netley 20-5-18

there was no Frederick cummins/cummings in the 2nd battalion

3680/276182 Frederick cummins was in the 1/7th battalion at Salonika attatched to the stokes mortar battery,he was sent home with malaria,lived at 84 church st,moston

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #117 on: April 09, 2015, 09:53:41 AM »
Thanks Mack, with the extra info you have given it seems that they are one and the same man. Due to the conflicting info in the ICRC records I was doubtful. Thomas Cummings was rejected the first time he was sent for repatriation in Dec 1916 and was returned to Senne from Konstanz. He is listed as having a GSW to left leg and mental illness.
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #118 on: April 13, 2015, 08:10:58 PM »
35104 Frank Dawson 17th Bn, died 30.07.1916 and commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
He was added to the PoW database sometime up to 2009, I can find no ICRC record for him and there is nothing in the CWGC records to suggest that he was a PoW. Has anyone conformation that he was a PoW?

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #119 on: April 13, 2015, 08:29:05 PM »
he was probably added in error Charlie.

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