New CWGC Additions - WW2

Discussion in 'Non-Commemorated War Dead' started by chrisharley9, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Here I will list those new additions by CWGC to the Debt of Honour for WW2 personnel since the beginning of 2009

    Field Marshal Sir Cyril John DEVERELL GCB KBE DSO
    869 General Staff
    Died 12.05.47 Age 72
    Commemoration: Bournemouth Crematorium, Hants, UK

    Added 24th June 2009 - submitted by Terry Denham of the IFCP

    Chief Officer Robert HAY
    S.S. Crusader, Merchant Navy
    Died 26.11.41 Age 32
    Commemoration: Tower Hill Memorial, London, UK

    Added 13th October 2009

    Ldg/Aircraftman Dominick CAREW
    6239 Royal Australian Air Force
    Died 06.09.40
    Commemorated: Mount Thompson Crematorium, Qld, Australia

    Added 27th November 2009
     
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  2. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Good work, Chris.
     
  3. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Ldg/Aircraftman Dominick CAREW
    6239 Royal Australian Air Force
    Died 06.09.40
    Commemorated: Mount Thompson Crematorium, Qld, Australia

    Added 27th November 2009

    Carew Not CWGC.JPG

    This error was picked up by Dave Barlow who has taken many photos and conducted much research on RAAF members.

    Well done Dave.
     
  4. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Spidge

    over at IFCP we had wondered who was responsible for having him submitted

    Chris
     
  5. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Hopefully we will have 5 Royal Artillery men added in the future. Found by Verrieres in Sunderland (Bishopwearmouth) Cemetery and not listed on CWGC. All 5 have CWGC headstones.
     
  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Spidge

    over at IFCP we had wondered who was responsible for having him submitted

    Chris

    Hi Chris,

    Dave found this one (Carew) had been discharged and died on the same day.

    For your info there is also another pending.

    RAAF CHEMICAL RESEARCH UNIT
    > 76056 LAC HAROLD F. FOWLER

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  7. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Thanks Spidge - it's good to see a result from my submission, although it was more good luck than good management. I actually came across the memorial plaque for LAC Carew while looking for other commemorations. If there hadn't been a RAAF reference on his plaque I would have walked past it (mind you, it looks like the RAAF badge that was attached has gone "missing").

    I wondered why he wasn't on the RAAF WW2 spreadsheet and when I looked him up on the DVA nominal roll it stated that he had been discharged (on the same day he died). As he appeared on the AWM Roll of Honour it was easy to get the nominal roll corrected and from there the OAWG came on board pretty quickly (and then the CWGC).

    I wish it was as simple for the other two submissions we have on the go with the CWGC. For Mitchell they have given me a promise to look into his case and get back with a decision. With Duckworth I've got no idea what is happening except the CWGC and the OAWG seem to think the other mob is doing something.

    Regarding the death of ex-LAC Fowler, I don't know if I'm getting anywhere with that one at all. I think the ball is back in my court and I’m running out of shots. Like Carew, I came across his name by accident. In a Brisbane cemetery is the Fowler family plot and on it are memorial plaques for two of their sons that died during WW2.

    The older brother was KIA over Germany and is fully commemorated by the CWGC, however, the younger brother doesn’t show up on their database. According to the DVA nominal roll he was discharged 12FEB45 and the grave marker shows he died on 31MAR45. I spoke to the National Archives and I was informed that he was discharged for “personal reasons”. I can’t work out what personal reasons would allow a fit young bloke to leave the service during a world war. Especially one who was working for the RAAF CHEMICAL RESEARCH UNIT – a relatively secret unit that when it wasn’t busy storing dangerous munitions was busily trying to destroy their surplus holdings. I have spoken to a researcher who has written books on Australian military chemical warfare trials and he has no record of this member.

    I then struggled to find a cause of death until I was able to get some help from the local Births, Deaths and Marriage bureau. They supplied me with his death registration number - 1945/1001A, which sounded weird to me and to them – but a few dollars later I had a copy of his death certificate. Apparently the strange looking death registration number is due to the fact that his body was never found.

    He went missing while surfing (!) off Miami Beach, Southport Queensland (now pretty much known as Surfer’s Paradise) on the 31st of March 1945. An inquest into his death was closed on 31May1946 at Southport by the coroner. I intend to get to the state archives and get a copy of the inquest report. I have read on microfilm both the Brisbane and Southport newspapers for the week either side of his disappearance and there is no mention of the occurrence. They do mention that a couple of people had to be rescued from the water the same week, but no story about anyone going missing.

    The newspapers at the time of the inquest findings don’t carry any information either.

    I suppose my only shot is to prove that he was discharged due to (physical or mental) health problems and that his death was due to complications caused by his poor health.

    Anyhoo, that is where I’m up to........
     
  8. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Dave

    thanks very much for the info; best of luck with your efforts

    Chris
     
  9. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    CLARK, Wilfred Francis Darwin
    Representative 123
    Australian Red Cross Society
    Died 14.05.43 Age 51
    Commemoration: Sydney Memorial, NSW, Australia

    PARKER, Hubert France
    Radio Officer
    British Overseas Airways Corporation
    Died 15.02.42
    Commemoration: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK

    No further info available as these 2 cases did not come from IFCP

    May They Rest In Peace
     
  10. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    - BIRNIE-SCOTT, Arthur William
    16/01/1945
    Died at Buchenwald Internment Camp
    - BODEN, Albert
    10/10/1944
    Died at Buchenwald Internment Camp
    - BUSSELL, Charles
    Between 10/08/1944 & 15/08/1944
    Died at Buchenwald Internment Camp
    - CULLEY, Juliette Mathilde
    Between 01/08/1944 & 31/08/1944
    Died at Ravensbruck
    - GORE, Lilian Evelyn
    Between 01/01/1945 & 31/01/1945
    Died at Ravensbruck
    - GOULD, Louisa
    13/02/1945
    Died at Ravensbruck
    - JONES, Edward Albert
    Between 01/03/1945 & 30/04/1945
    Died in Fallersleben Camp, near Brunswick
    - JONES, Mrs R.
    Between 01/12/1944 & 31/12/1944
    Died at Ravensbruck
    - LEYSOHN, Charles
    Between 01/11/1944 & 30/11/1944
    Died at Buchenwald Internment Camp
    - MESSIAH, Joseph
    03/03/1945
    Died at Buchenwald Internment Camp
    - MOHALENG, George
    Between 01/08/1944 & 31/12/1945
    Died in salt mines near Buchenwald
    - NICOLLE, John Whitley
    Between 03/09/1939 & 31/12/1947
    Died at Dortmund
    - O'SUGHRUE, Lucien Henry
    Between 01/09/1944 & 31/12/1944
    Died in salt mines near Buchenwald
    - PAINTER, Clarence Claude
    Between 03/09/1939 & 31/12/1947
    Died at Breslau
    - PAINTER, Peter Edward
    Between 03/09/1939 & 31/12/1947
    Died at Breslau
    - PERKINS, Martin
    Between 03/09/1939 & 31/12/1947
    Died at Buchenwald Internment Camp
    - RIVE, Gaspard
    Between 01/11/1944 & 30/11/1944
    Died at Buchenwald Internment Camp
    - RUSTON, Robert
    28/01/1945
    Died at Dachau
    - TAPERELL, Michael
    Between 03/09/1939 & 31/12/1947
    Died at Hamburg
    - YOUNG, Mary
    Between 01/02/1945 & 28/02/1945
    Died at Ravensbruck


    All of these names where added to the CWGC Civilian ROH today. All cases where submitted by IFCP with myself as the finding volunteer.

    May They Rest In Peace
     
  11. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    All the people above are additions to the Civilian ROH
     
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Are these Channel Island folk Chris?
     
  13. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Nicolle, the Painters & Louisa Gould are. The rest I found whilst searching for proof of the Channel Islanders deaths. Just goes to show that looking for one thing will enable you to find another
     
  14. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    - COHU, Canon Clifford John
    20.09.44 Age 60
    Died at Spergau, Germany

    Added today to the CWGC Civilian Roll of Honour. Submitted by IFCP with myself as the finding volunteer.

    May He Rest In Peace
     
  15. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Gladys Bessie BENBROOK
    WW2 Civilian War Dead
    Died 14.10.40 Age 42
    Reporting Authority: Wandsworth Metropolitan Borough

    Third Radio Officer Lionel Aubrey BERNSTEIN
    Merchant Navy
    Died 07.07.45 Age 20
    Buried: Abadan Cemetery, Iran

    Asst Steward Stanley Gordon BLANE
    Merchant Navy, SS Rotorna
    Died 23.04.45
    Buried: Acton Cemetery, Middx, UK

    These new names have been added to CWGC today

    May They Rest In Peace
     
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  16. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Adolphus Felix PEARSON
    Died 11.04.41 Age 46
    Injured at Thames Haven Oil Wharf 09.04.41
    Reporting Authority: Thurrock, Urban District


    Added to CWGC yesterday

    May He Rest In Peace
     
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  17. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Vivian Gordon BOWDEN
    WW2 Civilian War Dead
    Died 17.02.42
    Reporting Authority: MALAYA


    Added to the CWGC Civilian ROH today

    Rest In Peace
     
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  18. Marks

    Marks Senior Member

    January 2010 new addition to the Runnymede Memorial database :-

    Radio Officer PARKER Hubert France
    British Overseas Airways Corporation
    15 February 1942

    His name has not been added to the memorial yet. I presume it will appear on the addenda panels 291 or 292.

    Mark
     
  19. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    CWGC added the following casualty to the WW2 Civilian War Dead Roll today.

    Edith Emily WEBB
    Died 04.07.40 Age 41
    Reporting Authority: Ipswich County Borough

    Rest In Peace
     
  20. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Pte Fred JONES
    14652773 Royal Army Veterinary Corps
    Died 28.07.46 Age 33
    Commemoration: Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, UK

    WO.II Stanley Downing JONES
    4535336 Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    Died 22.09.47 Age 32
    Commemoration: Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, UK

    These new names were added to the CWGC Debt of Honour today.

    They were submitted by IFCP with the finding volunteer being Diane Shakespeare

    May They Rest In Peace
     

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