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#1 BethnalG

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:39 PM

Hi

I have been given 3 photographs of local men from Bethnal Green (the details that I have are taken from a roll of honour) i should be grateful if anyone can help me find any other details about them so i can associate the information with thier photographs.


Laccohee

George

6 Royston Street

BLANK

28 Jan 1918


Caston

Frederick

9 Henrietta Street

11th London Rgt

09 Mar 1917



Barwell

Alfred James

27 Museum Bldgs

Royal West Kent Rgt

21 Mar 1918



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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:45 PM

LACCOHEE, GEORGE
Rank:Stoker 1st Class
Service No:K/15990
Date of Death:28/01/1918
Age:23
Regiment/Service:Royal Navy
H.M. S/M. "E14."
Panel Reference29.
MemorialCHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. G. T. Laccohee, of 6, Royston St., Bonner St., Bethnal Green, London.

CASTON, FREDERICK
Rank:Rifleman
Service No:4623
Date of Death:09/03/1917
Age:20
Regiment/Service:London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles)
2nd/11th Bn.
Grave ReferenceI. L. 5.
CemeteryBELLACOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, RIVIERE
Additional Information:
Son of Thomas and Eliza Caston, of 9, Henrietta St., Hackney Rd., London.

BARWELL, JAMES ALFRED
Rank:Private
Service No:G/20645
Date of Death:21/03/1918
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
8th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 58 and 59.
MemorialPOZIERES MEMORIAL
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Son of Alfred James and Alice Barwell of 27, Museum Buildings, Chester St., Green St., Bethnal Green, London.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

Submarine E14, George LACCOHEE

http://en.wikipedia....AWM_G00247.jpeg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_E14

http://www.rnsubs.co.../E14_report.php

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:51 PM

i'm sure mor will be forthcoming but i'm off to a spin class so will have a look when i get back.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:05 PM

thank you so much for the information provided, the links you provided about HMS E14 so interesting, I will be able to pass this information on to the family of George Laccohee who i am sure will be proud to learn of his involvement

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:16 PM

If you have access to Ancestry James Alfred Barwell has a service record.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:21 PM

James Barwell service record is on ancestry link below.Different number on index but number in service record the same.john
http://search.ancest...Service&indiv=1

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:24 PM

interesting and sad letter from his mother in the record.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:34 PM

Indeed i had been reading it whilst you were posting.The torment the woman was feeling comes off the page.john

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:39 PM

By coincidence a the mother of one of the casualties on the first memorial I researched was in the same position, in fact he was posted missing 10 days later than Pte Barwell on 31/03/18 and is on the same memorial. The family say they were never told he was dead or where he was commemorated.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:53 PM

Hi thank you to the links to ancestry , unfortuantly i don't have access, i know it would infringe copy right to copy the letter here, but would it be acceptable to give me a synopsis of the letter ... Than you both for your replys

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:31 PM

In brief the mans mother is writing to the army inquiring have they any news on her missing son that when she wrote previously she had been told that the missing were been searched for.She was writing in march 1919 and said that all prisoners were reported as being at home by mid january so surely something must be known.She wished that she could be told one way or the other and she was begining to lose hope.
If you keep that link and look out for free access to ancestry on weekends you will get the chance to download it.There also is at least a medal index card for Frederick Caston.john

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:36 AM

sincere thanks for all your help

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:11 AM

Copy it quick before the mods remove it :ph34r:

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:30 PM

Fascinating and very moving, indeed. Thanks for posting that letter.

I recently came across some similarly moving correspondence in a service record, where the wife of the deceased soldier had been sent contradictory details concerning her husband and his death. The informant (in writing home to her) had quoted her husband's previous service number (he had been transferred some time before), and she therefore refused to believe it was really her husband who had died. She even approached the Honourable Secretary of the local War Pensions Committee to write to his regiment to clear up the matter, clearly desperate to believe that the news wasn't true.

Such worry and anxiety is almost incomprehensible.

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