Originally on Rangoon Memorial but buried in New York

Discussion in 'War Cemeteries & War Memorial Research' started by Stephen Nulty, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Stephen Nulty

    Stephen Nulty Member

    While looking at CWGC's Panel List for the Rangoon Memorial, I noticed that two of the names had been struckthrough with a comment "Now known to be buried Farmingdale (Long Island) National CTY, New York, USA" - see attached

    A quick check showed that Drivers Morris and Robinson are indeed buried there, both with a date of death record as 25th/26th April 1945

    Just out of curiosity, I googled around but couldn't find any details of their death, or the doubt over the date, nor why they would have been on the Rangoon Memorial in the first place.

    Could any forum members shed any light on this?
     

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  2. Mathsmal

    Mathsmal Senior Member

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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Very interesting. This is another example of the US repatriation regulations for casualties abroad. It is likely that the remains could not be individually identified, and probably because there were more American personnel aboard the Dakota than British, all remains were transported to New York in this instance.
     
  4. Stephen Nulty

    Stephen Nulty Member

    Thanks for that.

    Still seems strange they they must have been reported as "missing" to be commemorated at Rangoon but I suppose it was just a clerical thing

    I smiled at the inscription on his stone - "Royal British Army" :)
     
  5. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: John Morris
    Given Initials: J H
    Rank: Driver
    Death Date: Apr 1945
    Number: 14760058
    Birth Place: Wolverhampton
    Residence: Wolverhampton
    Branch at Enlistment: Other Corps
    Theatre of War: Burma
    Regiment at Death: Royal Army Service Corps
    Branch at Death: Other Corps

    UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947
    Name: John Henry Morris
    Age: 29
    Birth Date: abt 1916
    Death Date: 25 Apr 1945
    Cemetery: Long Island National Cemetery Farmingdale New York
    Burial Country: United States of America
    Father: John Morris
    Mother: Annie Elizabeth Morris
    Regimental Number: T/14760058
    Region or Memorial: United States of America
    Other Records:

    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar
    Name: John Henry Morris
    Death Date: 25 Apr 1945
    Death Place: Wolverhampton
    Probate Date: 26 Aug 1946
    Registry: Birmingham, England
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    1939 England and Wales Register
    Name: John H Morris
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Single
    Birth Date: 31 Mar 1916
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 70 Burleigh Road
    Residence Place: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
    Occupation: Capstan Lathe Hand
    Schedule Number: 185
    Sub Schedule Number: 3
    Enumeration District: OQNT
    Registration district: 369A/2
    Inferred Father: John Morris
    Inferred Mother: Annie E Morris
    Household Members:
    Name
    John Morris
    Annie E Morris
    John H Morris

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  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Albert Robinson
    Given Initials: A E
    Rank: Private
    Death Date: Apr 1945
    Number: 6141150
    Birth Place: London (not otherwise specified)
    Residence: London SW
    Branch at Enlistment: Other Corps
    Theatre of War: Burma
    Regiment at Death: Royal Army Service Corps
    Branch at Death: Other Corps

    UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947
    Name: Albert Edward Robinson
    Age: 26
    Birth Date: abt 1919
    Death Date: 25 Apr 1945
    Cemetery: Long Island National Cemetery Farmingdale New York
    Burial Country: United States of America
    Mother: Eliza Robinson
    Regimental Number: T/6141150
    Region or Memorial: United States of America
    Other Records:

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Albert E Robinson
    Registration Date: 1918
    Registration district: Wandsworth
    Inferred County: London
    Re-registration Year: 1918
    Mother's Maiden Name: Preston
    Volume Number: 1d
    Page Number: 924

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