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Remembrance => Newly Commemorated Men (CWGC) => Topic started by: DaveMurphy on September 07, 2021, 11:19:09 PM

Title: Private Sidney James Day 52422 - CWGC Search for Relatives
Post by: DaveMurphy on September 07, 2021, 11:19:09 PM
G'day team,

CWGC's latest research request has the following soldier listed as looking for relatives as they are due to more properly commemorate him within the cemetery.

Are there any sleuths amongst the forum who could help narrow down the search?

https://www.cwgc.org/our-work/news/appeal-for-relatives-7-september-2021/ (https://www.cwgc.org/our-work/news/appeal-for-relatives-7-september-2021/)

DAY, SIDNEY JAMES Private 52422
Date of Death:12/02/1919
Age:31
28th Bn. transf. to (462293) 650th Agricultural Coy. Labour Corps
Grave Reference
102. 25680.
Cemetery
CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Mary Ann Day, of 27, Cowan St, Camberwell, London. Enlisted 1914 in Post Office Rifles.
Title: Re: Private Sidney James Day 52422 - CWGC Search for Relatives
Post by: DaveMurphy on September 08, 2021, 02:58:46 AM
Thankfully, Sidney had a single child (daughter) in 1915, Marjorie Beatrice Gladys Day, who had a daughter Brenda Carol Ashby.

So I did a bit of Ancestry work combined with some Facebook stalking and found Brenda Ashby's grand-daughter living in the US.

She quickly replied, but at this stage am not sure if any of the family are in the London area or UK.

Will see what happens!

Dave
Title: Re: Private Sidney James Day 52422 - CWGC Search for Relatives
Post by: Tim Bell on September 08, 2021, 07:11:56 AM
Hi Dave,
For some reason CWGC seem to be providing new headstones for men commemorated on a a special memorial screen wall.  Individual headstones are a good solution in my view.
CWCG don't strictly need consent from family members but they do welcome observations from heirs and successors.  As your US contact is a direct relative she should just respond to the consultation and they will be happy to hear from her.   She may even find our what circumstances have changed to vary the physical commemoration.
No need to be in south London.  I will go and have look when the new headstone is in place.
Cheers
Tim
Title: Re: Private Sidney James Day 52422 - CWGC Search for Relatives
Post by: rafboy on September 08, 2021, 09:37:16 PM
I had this notification as well but have not kept it.

Very often the reason the CWGC give for this is that the remains have recently been identified or burial location confirmed when previously they were unknown.
Cliff
Title: Re: Private Sidney James Day 52422 - CWGC Search for Relatives
Post by: DaveMurphy on September 08, 2021, 10:41:09 PM
Per the lists on the CWGC site there are quite a few re-commemorations or new headstones being placed at the same cemetery Cliff.

Be in interesting to understand what has occurred to make it possible.

Cheers,

Dave
Title: Re: Private Sidney James Day 52422 - CWGC Search for Relatives
Post by: rafboy on September 09, 2021, 11:07:19 AM
Per the lists on the CWGC site there are quite a few re-commemorations or new headstones being placed at the same cemetery Cliff.

Be in interesting to understand what has occurred to make it possible.

Cheers,

Dave
It would Dave. If I remember correctly there were something like 27 pages with 5 or 6 names per page.
Cliff