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#1 Terry Denham

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 04:03 PM

CWGC added the following 'new' WW1 casualties to its Debt of Honour database today – Monday 23rd June.

Cpl Hope Merrett GILLAM
801164 30th Bn, London Regiment
Died 19.02.19 Age 26
Commemorated: Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial, Surrey, UK

Pte George HARVEY
TR/13/774 16 Reserve Bn, Gloucestershire Regiment
Died 13.03.17 Age 26
Commemorated: Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial, Surrey, UK

NOT FORGOTTEN

Both these names are further ‘died in-service’ discoveries by the In From The Cold Project found amongst the SDGW Home deaths. The IFCP volunteers who made the original discoveries and the details of each are as follows:

- Cpl GILLAM died of pneumonia in Colchester (Volunteer: John Hartley)
- Pte HARVEY died of meningitis in Brighton (Volunteer: Kevin O’Neill)



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Posted 23 June 2008 - 04:04 PM

Rest in Peace Hope and George

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 06:06 PM

Raising a glass to the memory of Hope & George. Raising another to Kev & John for helping them back in from the Cold.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:07 PM

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:30 PM

Well done. Two more Remembered.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 09:19 AM

Hope Gillam's service records on Ancestry show that he died at Winchester - fascinating record - he served with British Military Mission to the USA & then with 30th US Div

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:07 AM

Just for info I have contacted Winchester City Council to see if a burial place can be traced

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:17 AM

QUOTE (Terry Denham @ Jun 23 2008, 05:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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- Cpl GILLAM died of pneumonia in Colchester (Volunteer: John Hartley)
- Pte HARVEY died of meningitis in Brighton (Volunteer: Kevin O’Neill)


Is it a simple task to explain how these deaths, particularly, qualify to be commemorated by CWGC?
Also could the actual general criteria be published here?


Kind Regards,
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#9 Terry Denham

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:22 AM

Simon

The precise criteria are included in a pinned post at the top of this section.

These men (as do all those found by the In From The Cold Project) qualify automatically as they were serving members of a Commonwealth military force at death between the qualifying dates. In such circumstances, the cause or location of death is immaterial.

Other criteria apply to men who died post-discharge as explained in the pinned post.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:26 AM

Thanks Terry,

Hadn't ever opened this section before so I missed it.
Very interesting.


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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:13 AM

Pte George HARVEY
TR/13/774 16 Reserve Bn, Gloucestershire Regiment
Died 13.03.17 Age 26
Commemorated: Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial, Surrey, UK

Grave now found

Bristol Avonview 94 Light Blue MM

Place of death 2nd Eastern General Hospital Tortland Road Aldrington Hove
Sussex



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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:49 AM

Name: GILLAM, HOPE MERRETT
Initials: H M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Unit Text: 30th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 19/02/1919
Service No: 801164
Additional information: Son of Edith Emily Gillam, of 142 Wellington Road, Hounslow.
N.B.: This casualty has recently been accepted for commemoration by the Commission. However, it will not be possible to add his name to this Memorial immediately. Please contact the Commission before planning a visit, for more information.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

Grave Found

Hounslow Cemetery

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:01 PM

GILLAM, HOPE MERRETT
Rank:CorporalService No:801164Date of Death:19/02/1919Age:26Regiment/Service:London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 30th Bn. Grave ReferenceWall side. BFB. 27CemeteryHOUNSLOW CEMETERY
Additional Information:

Son of Edith Emily Gillam, of 142 Wellington Road, Hounslow.

Commemoration Moved From UK BOR