WW2 Civilian death criteria

Discussion in 'Non-Commemorated War Dead' started by temptage, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Just thinking aloud, but what if Mr Francis had suffered a stomach wound in WW1 that subsequently claimed his life? Born in 1897, he'd have been of military age from 1915? Plenty of time to have suffered from "enemy action" .....
    In the family, that could have been felt as the actual cause of death, through enemy action in WW1.....
     
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  2. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    CWGC will not accept that a stomach disorder was caused by enemy action without other evidence

    Chris
     
  3. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Thanks, Chris, I understand that, but just putting an idea as to why the family stated his death was due to enemy action, when to all our current knowledge it was a stomach disorder. Why would they say it, otherwise? Was it just the stone mason putting the same words for both in error?
     
  4. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Yes I see what you mean now
     
  5. temptage

    temptage I thought it would only take a few weeks......

    Ive just realised I never did elaborate any further on this OP. This is the cutting from the local newspaper

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