The following extract is from the CWGC description of New Irish Farm Cemetery:
"PARATONNIERS FARM CEMETERY, BOESINGHE, a Belgian Military Cemetery, 800 metres South of Lizerne village, containing...
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The Register of Soldiers' Effects give his place of death as Belgium. That's pretty serious evidence. I would consider presenting this to the CWGC. They may not have any material to confirm country...
You could apply for his military death certificate. If you are lucky his unit will have recorded his place of death as either France or Belgium. However, sometimes they would just record "France and...
You should enquire here:
MOD Medal Office
Possibly Technical Training School.
There's a John A Milner death recorded in the September quarter of Freebmd, age 26, Durham West (which covered Tow Law) ?
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You will find the following guide helpful. His records might be available from the MOD:
As this death was over 25 years ago anyone can apply for the service record. There's no requirement for next of kin approval etc.
01-09-2017 5:34 PM
There's no need for you to contact the MOD to enquire about next of kin issues. He was your father and that's all that matters. I can assure you that they have got better things to do than sit down...
There may be a clue here?
Might be worth enquiring here:
APC Polish Enquiries
West End Road
Middlesex HA4 6NG
Phone: 0044 (0) 208 833 8603
Details of how to obtain his service records are given here:
Unfortunately this source could not provide information in time for...
09-01-2016 1:33 PM
How do you know he was sent there to fight rather than for some other reason? If he was a British soldier then he could have been routinely stationed in any part of the UK, such as Ireland.
09-12-2015 8:42 AM
Thanks. I belong to quite a few similar sites etc and so I've no outstanding queries but will certainly seek help should need arise. I get quite a bit of fun helping others so I guess I may appear...
09-12-2015 8:37 AM
Glad to be of help. That's an amazing story you tell. What an emotional experience for both you and the locals concerned. You must really treasure that Lancaster fragment.
08-12-2015 2:09 PM
The wording you refer to relates to payment for a personal inscription. After the first world war relatives were given the option to add such an inscription for a payment. The inscription was added...
I used to work with Lilian in Inverness and as a result got to know Syd quite well. I recall Lillian mentioning March. Syd was a larger than life sort of chap and had a high profile in Inverness....
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