Unrecorded casualty Italy 1944/5.

Discussion in 'General' started by stevej60, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. stevej60

    stevej60 Active Member

    Hi folk's a long shot reference a missing casualty for a fellow Rootschat member.Herbert James Davies
    believed to be REME involved in tank recovery not on any CWGC database and nothing else known despite
    inquiries by his Nephew.His name is recorded on the war memorial in Stocksbridge south York'sHis brother
    spent some leave with him in July 1944 in Naples and he is believed to have died about three weeks later and
    buried south of Rome.I agree with the general consensus that his MOD records would be vital in his search
    but through past experience this forums members can usually come up with info and suggestions.Here's
    the thread for those interested.
    Killed in Italy in 1944 but no known grave or memorial (Armed Forces) Page 1 RootsChat.Com
  2. CL1

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

    Looks like there is a lot of info there on rootschat

    suggest the person seeking info applies for service records if they exist

    Alias when joined up, doubtful

    Served but did not die.
    Family memory misted re death in service
    Did not serve at all
    is he on 1939 register poss reserved occupation
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2021
  3. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    If the poster is sure that his relative was born on 23 February 1918 why was his birth not regisrered in the first quarter (Jan/Feb/March) ? He is registered in the second Quarter (Apr/May/June) ? Mother :-Tong


    I know its within 42 days but...:unsure:
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2021
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  4. CL1

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

    Has he contacted the church or local council re the name on the war memorial

  5. stevej60

    stevej60 Active Member

    I've a few instances of this in my own family history Kyle,various resources have my Grandad's birth date
    in three different month's!

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