John Newton 22nd May 1940

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  1. sue.mackie

    sue.mackie Member

    Any info ? plus trying to source a death cert not having much luck. Can anyone point me in the right direction please ?
     

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  2. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

    Army Overseas Deaths Register 1940 1 375 (Year Volume Page)

    Ross
     
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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Sue

    If you are after a death certificate to use when applying for his service records you already have all the MOD need and thats the certificate from his CWGC record

    TD
     

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  4. sue.mackie

    sue.mackie Member

    Thank you
     
  5. sue.mackie

    sue.mackie Member

    Hi

    Its not for the army record its in the hope it confirms who registered the death. Long story ! but now you’ve mentioned it how do I obtain his service record please ?
    thank you
    Sue
     
  6. sue.mackie

    sue.mackie Member

    Have a death record on find my past but it does not appear on the GRO !
     
  7. sue.mackie

    sue.mackie Member

    I also found this info on find my past but cannot find it on the GRO. I have emailed them to query though.
    Thank you
    Is there a way of finding out what happened on the day of his death 22 May 1940. Think Dunkirk
     
  8. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

    Will not appear if you use the Online search at the GRO as these registers have not been digitized.

    However you can order just like any other. Tick the box for Overseas - Consulate etc, you will be presented with a much simpler entry form 1940 for year then in Reference type "Army Overseas Vol 1 Page 375"

    Thats all - the human system retrieves and processes.

    One word of caution the entries are extreme in brevity.

    Ross
     
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  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    link for service record £30 and a bit of a wait due to current circumstances
    Have a read through the link
    Get a copy of military service records


    Have a look at this thread for your interest it does not answer your query but a forum member is a an expert on this part of the conflict I have sent a private message to them and I am sure they could give advice on the rest of the war diary

    2nd Bn The Buffs, 15 May 1940

    regards
    Clive
     
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  10. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Casualty lists state that he died of wounds.
     
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  11. sue.mackie

    sue.mackie Member

    Thank you so much and I will contact Andy.
    Thanks again

    sue
     
  12. sue.mackie

    sue.mackie Member

    Ok thank you I will have a look. sue
     
  13. sue.mackie

    sue.mackie Member

    Hi

    where does it say this please ?
    Thank you
     
  14. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    Given the mixture of units in the small CWGC section of the cemetery, it was always likely that the casualties were burials from a field hospital or Casualty Clearing Station, possibly after capture.
     
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  15. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    They are available online (subscription) but they are just lists and do not contain any further information.
    British Army Casualty Lists 1939-1945 | findmypast.co.uk
    Newton.jpg

    By the way, no need to ask what t he handwritten number represents - they have been the subject of many a conversation on the forum and is one of the rare questions where no answer has been found!
     
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  16. sue.mackie

    sue.mackie Member

    Ahh ok thank you
    I have ancestry will have a check
    Thanks
     
  17. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Ancestry doesnt have that database - frustratingly

    TD
     
  18. sue.mackie

    sue.mackie Member

    Oh !
     
  19. sue.mackie

    sue.mackie Member

    Oh well ! trust me to pick the wrong subscription!
     
  20. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    What you've seen is what you get.
     

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