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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #525 on: August 25, 2016, 09:51:52 AM »
Thanks Mack, it just seemed a bit of a coincidence that both had the same name and Regiment, both died of wounds, both would have to have been in German hands and their dates of death could have been the same. All this depending which on source was used. I'll leave him in, maybe something will turn up in the future.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #526 on: August 26, 2016, 09:42:42 AM »
Mack,
Can you help with these please.

A battalion for 57331 Walter Whittingham and 50319 James A Whittle.

Who is John James Wiggon? 12th Bn, nothing turns up in the MiCs for a JJ Wiggon
http://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/4253978/3/2/
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #527 on: August 26, 2016, 08:19:38 PM »
hiya Charlie

57331 w whittingham.16th battalion
50319 james Aloysius whittle.1/9th battalion

I cant find anyone close to john,james wiggon,there was a john,james wiggAn in the east lancs regt.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #528 on: August 26, 2016, 10:03:56 PM »
Thanks Mack,  I always feel a little bit better when you can't find someone as well ;D

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #529 on: August 30, 2016, 08:59:55 AM »
Mack
A Battalion please for 47271 Sgt Joseph Wilcox

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #530 on: August 30, 2016, 10:16:35 AM »
The latest database update is now available on the main site

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #531 on: August 30, 2016, 06:58:29 PM »
Mack
A Battalion please for 47271 Sgt Joseph Wilcox

Charlie
he was in the 17th batt Charlie

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #532 on: August 30, 2016, 07:09:08 PM »
Thanks Mack.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #533 on: September 01, 2016, 10:58:56 AM »
Another one please Mack.

A Bn for 201990 Arthur Whiteside

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #534 on: September 02, 2016, 01:03:17 AM »
Another one please Mack.

A Bn for 201990 Arthur Whiteside

Charlie
hiya charlie
Arthur Bennett whiteside.2/5th batt

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #535 on: September 02, 2016, 10:57:22 AM »
Thanks Mack,
Can you help with these please.

A Battalion for 2/Lt Harold Williams.

66347 W Willet he is shown by the ICRC and CWGC as 53rd Bn. I can't find anything in the MICs for that number.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/555912/WILLETT,%20W
http://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/3831472/3/2/

203857 Joe Williams 17th Bn, I can't find anything on him in the MiCs either.
http://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/5140161/3/2/

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #536 on: September 03, 2016, 07:05:04 PM »
hiya Charlie
w.willet isn't listed in SDGW,list of soldiers effects or any medal rolls,and the 53rd manchesters didn't arrive in france until 4th march 1919,they were bound for Germany for occupation duty

2/Lt Harold Williams.22nd battalion,captured 6-10-17,repatriated 13-12-18

this is the correct number for joe Williams 203852

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #537 on: September 04, 2016, 12:39:44 AM »
I have found willett Charlie,have a look at this one for a mystery

47305 William willett,1/5th York+lancs regt,formerly 66347 w.willett 53rd manchesters.
landed in france 26-5-18,transferred to Y+L regt 28-5-18
killed in action 23rd September 1918.

according to the germans,they buried him 2 months before he landed in france,SDGW and soldiers effects registers both say KIA 23rd September and his service record says the same

47305 w.willett is also commemorated by the CWGC,his service record confirms that he was formerly 66347

who did the germans bury

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #538 on: September 04, 2016, 07:49:11 AM »
Mack
Thats a fantastic piece of work, I think it must be at the top of the mystery chart.

Charlie


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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #539 on: September 04, 2016, 09:30:26 PM »
Who did the Germans bury? A shot in the dark but I would suggest a relative or a close friend. The Germans must have found something with his details on it, an unsent letter or something similar perhaps.

Charlie