Remembering Today 2/12/41 Gunner:James Cuerden,890564,137 Field Regt. Royal Artillery

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  1. CL1

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

    Gunner CUERDEN, JAMES
    Service Number 890564

    Died 02/12/1941

    Aged 31

    137 Field Regt.
    Royal Artillery
    Casualty
    Commemorated at SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

    Location: Singapore
    Number of casualties: 24317

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Column 16.
     
  2. Enigma1003

    Enigma1003 Member

    Thought there may be something strange about this as the date is prior to the Japanese landings.

    Gunner James Cuerden, killed in action at Kuala Kangsar, body never recovered, on 23.12.1941.

    CWGC do have the correct date on the gravestone registration but not the initial search page.

    R.I.P. James

    Mike
     
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  3. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Son of John Herbert Cuerden (1879-1939)
    and Jane [nee Ainsworth] (1882-1967)


    Royal Artillery attestations:
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    POW records:
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    Death:
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    Cuerden_death.jpg

    The aftermath:

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    24 Wapping Street, Bolton C.B., Lancashire
    NAME DOB OCCUPATION
    Jane Cuerden 07 Dec 1881 Unpaid Domestic Duties [widow]

    Jane died in Bolton, 1967 aged 85
     
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  4. Enigma1003

    Enigma1003 Member

    Harkness,

    On the 4th file you uploaded, ss/330/141/269 Page 10, all the names have NR next to them.
    I keep coming across these handwritten initials on repatriation lists, but have yet to understand what it stands for.
    Have you any idea?

    Mike
     
  5. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    hi Mike,

    No, afraid not. There are no headings in the originals which could give a clue.
     
  6. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Missed this:

    Marriage: 9 Feb 1935 St Luke, Halliwell, Lancs.
    James Cuerden - 24, Side Piecer, Bachelor, 1 France St
    Clara Shaw - 22, Comber Tenter, Spinster, 1 France St
    Groom's Father: John Herbert Cuerden, Baker
    Bride's Father: George Shaw, Labourer
    Witness: Thomas Cuerden; May Shaw
    Married by Banns by: G. Roger Woodhams Vicar
    Register: Marriages 1928 - 1939, Page 60, Entry 119

    One daughter, born 1936.

    Damn.

    Clara later re-married:

    Marriage: 28 Aug 1943 St Luke, Halliwell, Lancashire, England
    Ansell Walter Ferguson - 33, Soldier, Bachelor, Pheasant Copes Camp, Tillington, near Petworth, Sussex
    Clara Cuerden - 31, Box Tenter (Cardroom), Widow, 1 France St.
    Groom's Father: Harry Walter Ferguson, (deceased), Sailor
    Bride's Father: George Shaw, (deceased), Labourer
    Witness: George Shaw; May Howarth
    Married by Banns by: G. Roger Woodhams. Vicar
    Register: Marriages 1939 - 1948, Page 59, Entry 118
     
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  7. mcuerden

    mcuerden New Member

    Hi, I am James Cuerden's great nephew, I stumbled across this thread whilst looking for information regarding my Granddad's (James's brother) military history. Thank you all for the information you have posted. I am going to pass this to the other members of the Cuerden family. Thanks once again.
     

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