14323375 Cpl Clarence William VEATER, 61st Trng. Regt, RAC: 22/02/1945

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  1. Ganger04

    Ganger04 Junior Member

    I have received this request can anyone help out at all, we have no information to give them.
    Regards Dave (Ganger04)

    I write to ask for your assistance with details of the cause of the death of Cpl 14323375 Clarence William Veater on the 22nd Feb 1945.

    Cpl Veater was a Police Constable in Cheshire before the war and our group the Police Remembrance Trust would likely to say a few words of remembrance on the anniversary of his death.

    All we have been able to establish so far was that it was an 'accident' which occurred whilst he was serving in the UK.

    Casualty Details | CWGC
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Clarence William Veater
    BIRTH 1918 • Chester, Cheshire
    DEATH 22 FEB 1945 • Whitby, Scarborough Borough, North Yorkshire, England

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: William Veater
    Given Initials: W
    Rank: Corporal
    Death Date: 22 Feb 1945
    Number: 14323375
    Birth Place: Chester
    Residence: Cheshire
    Branch at Enlistment: Royal Armoured Corps
    Theatre of War: United Kingdom
    Regiment at Death: Royal Armoured Corps
    Branch at Death: Royal Armoured Corps

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: William C Veater
    Death Age: 27
    Birth Date: abt 1918
    Registration Date: Jan 1945
    [Feb 1945]
    [Mar 1945]
    Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Registration District: Whitby
    Inferred County: Yorkshire North Riding
    Volume: 9d
    Page: 510

    A copy of his death certificate would answer your question. Another avenue would be to search newspapers of the day, they often explain the incident leading to a persons death


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  3. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1939 Register

    12 Haddon Road, Hazel Grove, Cheshire

    Name - DOB - Occupation - Marital status
    Annie Beedham (Stanyer) - 12 Aug 1881 - Unpaid Domestic Duties - Widowed
    William Veater - 22 Nov 1917 - Police Constable - Single
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  4. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

  5. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Newspapers just report 'killed in an accident', as suggested death certificate should help or perhaps there was an inquest/coroner's report.
    Hoole War Memorial (windows.net)

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  6. Ganger04

    Ganger04 Junior Member

    Thanks folks.
  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    If you go down the road of obtaining his death cert could you let us know what it says or post a copy - it rounds off the thread for us


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