My grandfather

Discussion in 'REME/RAOC' started by Anthony Burns, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Anthony Burns

    Anthony Burns Member

    He was in the R.A.O.C he died in 1943 Thomas Hugh burns . T/198213. I am trying to find out where he served and died
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  3. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Hello Anthony,

    Some details have already been posted on this forum, by Diane (dbf); as below:

    Driver THOMAS HUGH BURNS T/198213, Royal Army Service Corps who died age 43 on 05 November 1943
    Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Burns, of Lisburn; husband of Margaret E. Burns, of Lisburn.
    Remembered with honour LISBURN CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. C. Grave 19. GRAVES/P1000776.jpg

    I also see you posted a similar enquiry on another forum on 17 June 2010 and was replied to the following day; link: Page 270 of The World War 1 Message Board

    The advice in the reply to the latter enquiry is good advice, namely, that you should obtain his service records. From these you will be able to determine his precise unit, and from that investigate where the unit was stationed and where he served/died. A copy of the applicable War Diary may be required to help with the latter and there are members of this forum that can help you with this in due course. First you should obtain his service records and then post again with what these reveal...


  4. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    I have come across previous deaths where the person concerned died in the UK whilst on active service. In these circumstances the death certificate has provided quite specific details of the location and circumstances of his death (in one case sustaining a fractured skull whilst asleep in a tent when it was run over by a lorry). It might be worth a try.


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