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Remembrance => Applications for Commemoration => Topic started by: mack on March 30, 2018, 01:43:20 AM

Title: william leigh
Post by: mack on March 30, 2018, 01:43:20 AM
35889 William leigh
13th manchesters
7 gore st,gorton
died from TB,10th January 1919 as a result of active service
aged 28
Title: Re: william leigh
Post by: Tim Bell on December 15, 2019, 02:22:38 PM
William's mother Elizabeth Helsby received a Pension unitl she died in 1920.
His widow, Frances also received a Pension and War Gratuity.
He was buried in Gorton Cemetery on 15/1/1919, Consecrated Section 273.1.
The Pension Record confirms the TB was a result of service in Salonlika.  He was discharged with TB on 27/7/1917.  He attended Medical Boards to review the disability Pension including 11/10/1918, when his condition prevented 100% work.  As William died 4 months later, it's very likely he died from TB.
I will ask IFCP before ordering the DC.
Title: Re: william leigh
Post by: Tim Bell on December 30, 2019, 12:39:06 PM
The attached Death Certificate describes the cause of death as Pulmonary TB withTB of Larynx & Bowels.  Williams occupation was Paver and Army Pensioner.  He died at hom in Gorton.
IFCP dealing with Aplication for commemoration.
Title: Re: william leigh
Post by: Tim Bell on August 02, 2020, 03:25:10 PM
We need to see if there is a headstone on William Leigh's grave in Gorton and review the condition of any inscription.
EDIT
William Leigh has no heastone at Gorton.