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For King And Country

 


 

During the course of many years taking photos and obits, from newspaper archives, I came across deaths of WW1 service personnel I couldn’t find official commemorations for in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database. I never thought much about it until I became a member of The Great War Forum where I saw a post about Possible non-commemorations.
 
Research
Unfortunately, a large number of names were missed from the lists supplied to the Commission and, as a result, many casualties have no official commemoration. Record keeping was not always as accurate as it should have been back in the pre-computer days of the early twentieth century.
 

With modern technology and greater accessibility to remaining records, it is possible through painstaking research, to find many of these missing names and to gather the supporting evidence required for recognition by Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the appropriate military authorities.

Contact

Maybe you have a family member or someone you have come across and who meets the criteria

WW1 4th August 1914 to the  31st August 1921 for recognition war status, please

feel free to get in touch. 

                                                                                                                       
WW1 Service

On this page are the details of service personnel i have submitted to the CWGC through the help I have received from the IFTCP team to present the case to CWGC and then to the MOD who decide if they are to have war Status.

 

It might be a long process to get them officially recognised but I think worth the effort and in all my dealings with the CWGC staff they have been excellent in their Standards of professionalism and helpfulness.

If or when these service personnel are accepted I will announce any decisions as soon as possible so please check back regularly for updates.

Kind regards Walter.

                                       

                           


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  In Memory
108633 John Beggs Labour Corps
    & 31 Royal Irish Rifles.
Died 19th Feb 1919 aged 47
.
Rifleman John Beggs died while home on leave from pneumonia contracted on active service
while serving in France and is buried in Carnmoney main cemetery.
John was a Tailor by profession
His wife Prudence L Beggs and family placed this verse in the Belfast telegraph.
Do not ask us if we miss him
There is just a vacant place;
Can we e'er forget his footsteps
Or his dear familar face.
We must not speak of sorrow
Though our hearts are very sore
For the one we loved so dearly
Will come to us no more.
The blow was hard, the shock severe
God's will it must be done;
With a manly heart he did his part,
Our dear beloved one.
398 Oldpark Road, Belfast
****News****

John was excepted for official commemoration on 15th Dec 2011, 93yrs after his death,
and will have a CWGC headstone erected in his memory in the near future.
John is also commemorated on the Presbyterian Roll of honour at Argyle Church(West Kirk)
see Nigel Henderson's Presbyterian link at sidebar.
Note The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.
     C.W.G.C.
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In Memory
Pte 16588 Thomas Williamson 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Died 12th January 1918

Thomas served with great honour thoughtout the Boer War and volunteered again at the outbreak of WW1 were he was wounded at the Dardanelles.

When Thomas recovered from been wounded, he then went back to his unit

but succumbed to illness aggravated to Trench conditions and was discharged

to home on 5/7/1916, and then sadly past away on the 12th Jan 1918.

Prior to enlistiing WW1 Thomas was employed at Messrs James Mackie & Sons

and lived with his wife Ellen at 68 Sidney St West, Belfast.

Thomas is Buried in Shankill Graveyard, Belfast.

Our Heroes - In Memoriam

Sleep on dear husband they labour o'er

Thy loving heart will grieve no more

On earth there's strife, in Heaven rest

They miss you most who love you best.

 

********Submitted for War Status.********

Lest we Forget.

****News****
Thomas Williamson was excepted for official commemoration on 16th Dec 2011, 93yrs after his death,
and will have a CWGC headstone erected in his memory in the near future.
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In Memory

Rifleman 9235 Charles Boyd, Royal Irish Rifles.

Died 9 May 1918.

Charles sailed to France with the 3rd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles on 20 Dec 1914

and after sometime involved with the hardship of trench warfare contacted an illness

and spent 30 days in hospital and then sent to a hospital in England for further treatment.

Charles was discharged home to Belfast on the 20th March 1916 due to decease

contacted on active service.

Charles is Buried in Shankill Graveyard, Belfast.

His Aunts Agnes and Mary Boyd of 41 Ewarts Row, Belfast inserted this verse in the Belfast Telegraph.

Some day, Some time, our eyes shall see

The face we loved so well;

Some day we'll clasps his loving hand

And never say farewell.

 ********Submitted for War Status.********

Lest we Forget.

*****News*****

Charles was excepted for official commemoration on 29th Oct 2011, 93yrs after his death,
and will have a CWGC headstone erected in his memory at Shankill graveyard in the near future.

C.W.G.C.
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In Memory
of
Gunner 169 Frederick Kinner.
Royal Field Artillery
Died 13th June 1921

Frederick Kinner was born in Chelsea on 14/11/1895, son of Frederick and Florence, siblings Edward (1892) and Alexander(1894).

Lived in 1901 at 181 St Katherines Road Chelsea.

In 1911 he was working as a farm labourer in Yorkshire and signed up on 30/4/1915 at Tockwith 4th West Riding (howitzer) Bde RFA.

Served at "Home" 30/4/1915 to being discharged 7/8/1917 as unfit for duty. Lost his right eye when kicked by a horse 25/8/1916 (on duty not to blame) NoK Edward lived in Ontario Canada at discharge .

Married a widow, Florence Dillon, of 11 Swallow Road Dewsbury on 6/10/1917, had three children Frederick 2/1/1919, Florence 24/12/1919 and Arthur 3/4/1921 (D. 12/5/1921)

Signed up again in Ilkley 16/4/1921 and died of acute pancreatitis on 13/6/1921 at Ilkley hospital. left a wife with 5 children

Florence married again in August 1921 to Arthur Allen. The widows pension of 26s 8d was paid from 18/7/1921 until

8/8/1921 and the 35s 6d for the 5 children was paid from 18/7/1921. Florence recieved a gratuity of £35 at her remarriage, presumably on 8th August 1921.

Frederick Kinner is buried in Dewsbury cemetery on 17/6/1921.

He is in the unconsecrated section I grave 989.

Lest We Forget
Frederick was excepted for official commemoration on 4th Nov 2011, 90yrs after his death,
and will have a CWGC headstone erected in his memory in the near future.
                                C.W.G.C.
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In Memory
Pte CH/465(S) George Watson Royal Marine Light Infantry.
Died 17th Nov 1915
Buried Blaris Cemetery, Lisburn.
 
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away
 George and Maggie Watson.
54 Heather St. Belfast

Let those who come after see to it

that his name be not forgotten.

 

Lest we Forget.

*****News updated asap*****

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In Memory

Pte G/6780 Christopher Mallon

8th Batt Royal West Kent Regiment

Died 15th July 1917.

Believed buried Drumbeg (St. Patrick) Church of Ireland Churchyard. 

Christopher was discharged 28th June 1916 suffering from Phthisis as the result of exposure during active service, Christopher made the supreme sacrifice at the  aged of just 23 and was buried from his mothers residence, 3 Mill Row, Dunmurry, Ireland.  

  The son of William and Mary Mallon.

Accepted for commemoration by CWGC on the 13th Feb 2015 and now remembered with honor in the   UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE until his resting placed can be verified by the CWGC inspection. 


                                     C.W.G.C.

Lest we Forget.

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Would love to hear from any family of above Soldiers.

Email: Walter

ourheroesinmemoriam@yahoo.com

                                  

       

                                                                                                                                               

                                            

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                              

         

 

 

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In Memory
Pte  James Gibb  15th Batt Royal Irish Rifles

Died 5th Oct 1914

James was reported in the Belfast newspaper as having been the second person

to die in the 36th Ulster Division, he had taken ill while in military training at
Ballykinlar camp Co Down, and succumbed to illness at Downpatrick hospital.

He enlisted from the U.V.F. and joined (North Belfast Volunteers 15th Batt R.Ir.Rif)

20 Mountcollyer Street Belfast.

 

Pte James Gibb 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

Submitted for War Status.

Lest we Forget.

*****News*****

 

 

Pte James Gibb, was excepted for official commemoration on 29th Oct 2011

97yrs after his death,and will have a CWGC headstone erected

in his memory at Dundonald in the near future.

 

 

 
                                                               C.W.G.C.

 

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 In Memory
Pte 3988 Robert Kelso Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Died 8th September 1918

Robert was severely wounded in five places by a shell in Nov 1914, and was shipped to a military hospital in Manchester, England.

Robert died from his injuries at Belfast Mater Hospital.

The chief mourners at funeral were his father Isaac Kelso.

Robert is Buried in Shankill Graveyard, Belfast

His earthly flight is over

In perfect peace he sleeps

With the angels he is waiting

Till his love ones he shall meet.

Peace, perfect peace.

Deeply regretted by his wife and

two little Children.

Jane Kelso 20 Nore Street Belfast.

 

********Submitted for War Status.********

Lest we Forget.

*****News*****

  Robert was excepted for official commemoration on 29th Oct 2011, 93yrs after
his death,and will have a CWGC headstone erected in his memory at Shankill graveyard in the near future.
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In Memory

Major William Basil Ewart. 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles 

Died on the 13th Feb 1920.

Major William B Ewart died from disease contracted on active service (Died post-resignation of nephritis) .  He joined up in 1914 and was one of the first Officers appointed to the 15th Royal Irish Rifles. He served in France and resigned his Commission on account of ill health in Sept 1917. He has left a widow and son surviving.

Major William B Ewart is buried in Clifton street

graveyard Belfast, in the family plot.

 

********Submitted for War Status.********

 

Lest we Forget.

*****News*****

Major William Basil Ewart was excepted for official commemoration on 29th Oct 2011,  91yrs after his death and he will now be remembered in perpetuity .

BELFAST (CLIFTON STREET) CEMETERY

C.W.G.C.

 

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In Memory

Pte 6618 John Loughran. Royal Irish Rifles 

Died on the 11th July 1917.

John is buried in Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.

There is a link death cannot sever

Fond remembrance lasts forever

Deeply regretted by his Mother and Sisters.

 

********Submitted for War Status.********

Let those who come after see to it

that his name be not forgotten.

Lest we Forget. 

*****News updated asap*****

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In Memory

Rifleman 289 Samuel Crawford, Royal Irish Rifles.

Died 18th Nov 1918

Samuel is buried Shankill Graveyard, Belfast.

 

********Submitted for War Status.********

Let those who come after see to it

that his name be not forgotten.

 

Lest we Forget.

*****News updated asap*****

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In Memory

Pte 15927 John Thompson. Royal Marine Light Infantry.

Died 18 Nov 1918. 31 Pernau St, Belfast.

Buried Shankill Rd Graveyard, Belfast.

John is buried in Shankill Bury Ground, Belfast.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

we will remember Him.

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Father and Mother,Sisters and

Brothers (three of the latter on active service)

 

Let those who come after see to it

that his name be not forgotten.

 

Lest we Forget.

*****News*****

Recent research by www.ourheroesinmemoriam.co.uk has shown that Private Thompson is buried in Shankill graveyard, Belfast.

The Commission is in the process of producing a special memorial headstone to commemorate him as it is not possible to mark his actual grave.

 

CWGC

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In Memory

Pte 14/15335 Herbert (Herbie) McBratney.

14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

Died 7th November 1918

Buried Belfast City Cemetery.

Died from illness contracted on active service in Belgium.

Dearly beloved son of James and Sophia.

10 Mountcashel St, Belfast.

Submitted for War status.

Accepted for commemoration by CWGC on the 11/11/2014.


 

Lest we Forget.

 
  
 
 



 

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