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#151 Aurel Sercu

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 09:41 PM

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Please do not allow the thread to descend to personal comments. It would be a pity if the moderators had to take steps to inhibit discussion.


Chris,

Your posting came right after mine. Whether it refers to it or not, i.e. whether I appeared to be descending to personal comments, I had already decided to refrain from adding other postings with regard to this matter.

I hope I can stick to this intention. I think I will succeed. Maybe even if lies were told.

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#152 john w.

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 10:23 PM

Mick has left the building

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#153 Jonathan Saunders

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Posted 14 July 2003 - 12:18 PM

Aurel - I dont think it is you that should be embarrassed by the tone of yr posting.

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 08:18 PM

Will,
I have not quite got the hang of quoting past threads but am using this post to bring to you what must have been the longest and most read thread on the Forum.
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#155 Will O'Brien

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 09:49 PM

Ian

It has just taken me 1 & half hours to read this thread. I will make no comment other than thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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#156 roughdiamond

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 03:31 PM

Having just discovered this thread and the fascinating content, could I naively ask if Aurels article on Carthy and Condon was ever published? I'm intrigued to read his evidence and conclusions.

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#157 Aurel Sercu

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:25 PM

Sam,

What I had been preparing so far, 7 years ago now, has not been published (by me) and never will.
For obvious reasons.
Some gentleman (no smiley necessary) has.
Case closed as far as I am concerned.

And this "case" is a wooden chest somewhere in my loft.
With a key. closedeyes.gif
And I'm not sure I remember where I put the key. ;-)

The evidence as to the age is simple : the birth certificate.
The evidence as to his grave is simple too : it was a piece of cake (and I was perplex when I saw that no one had ever pointed that out) to see that the man whose remains had been found in the 1920s, near the front line at Railway Wood, 2 miles away from where J. C. had died (Mouse Trap Farm, 24 May 1915), had been an R.I.R. (Royal Irish Rifles) man, not an R.I. (Royal Irish Regiment). And so the remains of Patrick Fitzsimmons (+ 16 June 1915) had wrongly been buried under the headstone of J.C.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:00 PM

Aurel
Thank you for the personal reply, I only asked as there seemed to be a sudden unexplained end to the thread with no difinitive mention of whether the article went ahead. Forgive me if I've caused any offence. The best of luck in your future endevours.

Regards

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:22 PM


Suffice it to say that Aurel is an absolute gentleman and this thread is testament to this fact. His research speaks for itself.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:44 PM

I can only echo the comments made regarding Aurel.

He has helped me with my research, provided photographs and although part of my research discusses Pte. Condon, he never sought to sway my opinion, in fact he said he would rather not discuss the matter and that I should decide what I thought about the information from 'other' websites for myself! A good opportunity if he wanted to go behind others backs.

He is a trusted and, as far as I can tell an, honest gentleman and I for one feel that a great injustice has been done.



Martin