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Remembrance => Applications for Commemoration => Topic started by: mack on March 30, 2018, 02:08:27 AM

Title: norman lawson usher
Post by: mack on March 30, 2018, 02:08:27 AM
34005 norman Lawson usher
16th manchesters
6 William st,harpurhey
discharged 17-5-18
died 24th july 1918 from TB
aged 23
buried Manchester general cemetery.NC.grave 1076
Title: Re: norman lawson usher
Post by: Tim Bell on December 15, 2019, 04:36:52 PM
Norman's Pension Card confirms cause of death as TB and the Pension Record confirms discharge due to TB attributed to service.
His mother Mary Jane received a Pension.  She also received a Dependent Pension for her other son, James, KIA with 1/5th E Lancs on 20/10/1918 (see MEN 11/12/1918).  SHe had already lost Harry and Sarah, whi had died in the 20s. https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2017/321/UNCEM_2270422_617832c7-b60e-43f4-9e81-f2fc0f5e2009.jpeg (https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2017/321/UNCEM_2270422_617832c7-b60e-43f4-9e81-f2fc0f5e2009.jpeg)

Obit & Funeral attached suggesting Gas was initial cause.

I'll send the records to IFCP before ordering the DC.
Title: Re: norman lawson usher
Post by: Tim Bell on December 23, 2019, 11:14:21 AM
DC confirms cause of death as Pulmonary TB.  Norman died at Baguley Sanitorium.  Registered by his brother John on 25/7/1918.  Norman had been employed as a Clerk by Bassinette Makers.

Another brother, James, was killed in Dec 1918 https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/531424/usher,-/ (https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/531424/usher,-/)
Title: Re: norman lawson usher
Post by: Tim Bell on August 01, 2020, 01:21:32 PM
The Headstone photo shows a clear inscription for Norman User, so his burial is just waiting for commemoration.