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.....
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2019
  2. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

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

  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

    Easey, Edward William - story.jpg

    Easey, Edward William.JPG
  6. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Drop me an e mail and we get this one sorted.


    ARPCDHG Member

    'Civilian Deaths Due To War Operations' gets even more confusing with the Home Guard.

    When I was researching my book 'To The Last Round: The Leicestershire and Rutland Home Guard 1940-1945' (Breedon Books, 2007), I found 6 Leicestershire Home Guards were listed on the CWGC database as having died/been killed whilst on duty. However, further research reading through wartime issues of the Leicester Mercury identified another 13 local Home Guards who died whilst on service duty who are not on the CWGC roll. This Home Guard fell into a pit in the blackout whilst on sentry duty during the blackout and was given an official war grave:

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  8. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Care to contact me off forum to discuss?

    ARPCDHG Member

    How do you PM on here? I went to your profile but there was no PM button. Do you wnt to PM me?
  10. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    This thread on the forum involves a similar case to the one in wich Edward William Easy was killed. Three children killed as a mortar bomb that had been scavanged from a training ground near Bangor, Wales, was played being dismantled by one of them.
    Maj. Charles Longueville Willding Jones CCTU - map ref help
    All three are on the CWGC Civilian register.
  11. Wesley Wright

    Wesley Wright Member

    During 2nd World War for about 6 months 300,000 American Troops were stationed in Northern Ireland. I know of at least 3 men were killed when in contact with American Trucks/Jeeps--should they be on Civilian War Dead?? + one Nurse knocked down by American Jeep in London.
    Wesley Wright

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