Posted 14 March 2007 - 05:46 pm
A little more detail on these men for those interested:
Chatham/21743, Private Isaac Robert BOLTON, RMLI - 8th RM Battalion.
BOLTON died of gunshot wounds received in an IRA ambush at Ballyvaughan in Ireland on 21st May 1921. His place of burial is not known but he was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and his next-of-kin (his father), who also lived in that town, may well have recovered his body for burial there.
Tyne Z/4668, Able Seaman Joseph GARSIDE, RNVR - Late of Hawke Battalion, RND.
GARSIDE served with Hawke Battalion in the MEF and BEF from February to November 1916 when he received a severe GSW to the back in the Battle of the Ancre. Invalided to UK, he was discharged invalided in August 1917. He died in the Home for Incurables at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 11 June 1918, the death certificate showing the causes of death as “(1) Gun shot wound of spine. (2) Paralysis Cystitis.” Place of burial not known.
Clyde Z/2632, Able Seaman Frederick GRAHAM, RNVR – Howe Battalion, RND.
Enlisted 21 Dec 1914. Draft for MEF 28 Jun 1915, joined Howe Bn. 18 Jul 1915. Killed in action Gallipoli 21 Jul 1915.
Clyde Z/767, Able Seaman John LAURIE, RNVR – Hood Battalion, RND.
Enlisted 8 Oct 1914 ; Hood Bn. 2 Nov 1914-16/7/15 GSW left hand, Invalided to UK 15 Aug 1915. Draft for MEF 16 Feb 1916, joined Hood Bn. 28 Feb 1916. Killed in action at Beaucourt 13 Nov 1916.
Tyne Z/5821, Able Seaman Thomas LAWRENCE, RNVR - Late of Nelson and Anson Battalions, RND.
LAWRENCE served with Nelson Battalion in France on two occasions in 1916 and 1917, being invalided with Trench Feet each time. In February 1918 he joined Anson Battalion in France and was seriously wounded in late September 1918, recorded as a GSW in the back, paralysis of legs and wound of bladder. He was invalided to UK and discharged invalided for BW to the spine, 100% disability, attributable to service, in June 1919. He died on 21 May 1920, cause of death being recorded as “(1) Gun shot wound spine, (2) Septicaemia”, in “Ellerslie House”, Nottingham having been admitted there from the RN Hospital, Haslar. Place of burial not known - family Leicester.
Bristol Z/984, Able Seaman Robert Stephen MILLER, RNVR - Late of Nelson Battalion, RND.
MILLER served with Nelson Battalion from early 1916 until he was wounded in the chest by a shell in November of that year. He was discharged invalided in August 1917 for “bronchiectasis, aggravated” and died eleven months later of the same disease “following shrapnel wound in chest”. Place of burial not known - family Bristol.
Clyde 3/509, Petty Officer John SWEENEY, RNVR - Late of Anson Battalion, RND.
SWEENEY served with Anson Battalion at Gallipoli until June 1915 when he was invalided home with a bullet wound to the knee. He rejoined Anson battalion in the BEF in November 1916 and was severely wounded (GSW in the back) in August 1918. Invalided home, he was discharged invalided in April 1919. He died six weeks later in June 1919 of “Paraplegia from GSW. Septicaemia”. Place of burial not known - family Greenock.
London Z/98, Leading Seaman (HG) Robert Norris WEAVER, RNVR - Late of Nelson Battalion, RND.
WEAVER served with Nelson Battalion at Gallipoli, from where he was invalided. He was posted back to the RND in France in mid-1916 but invalided with TB in November of that year. He was discharged invalided with Pulmonary TB in January 1917, attributable. He died at home on 10 August 1918 of Pulmonary TB. Place of burial not known - died at home Rusper, Horsham, Sussex.
Sussex Z/198, Able Seaman Charles WELCH, RNVR - Late of Hawke Battalion, RND.
WELCH joined Hawke Battalion at Gallipoli in late 1915 and was invalided home in early 1916. After service in RND Reserve Battalions he was sent to hospital in early June 1916 and declared insane (attributable). He ended his service in the RN Mental Hospital at Yarmouth. He died of TB (almost certainly contracted in hospital or on active service) in January 1919. Place of burial not known - family Shoreham.
The post-discharge deaths of the last five named were originally rejected by MOD for commemoration in May 2006. With Terry's encouragement their cases were re-submitted and the decisions have been reversed.
Anyone with knowledge of the final resting place of the 'unknown' burials, please post.