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Terry Denham

New CWGC Commemorations 27.10.15

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Terry Denham

CWGC added the following to the WW1 Roll of Casualties today.

HOWELLS, James

Private 38169

2 Bn, Welsh Regiment

Died 11.05.16 Age 20

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

MENZIES, George

Battery Serjeant Major 16194

Royal Garrison Artillery

Died 29.12.17 Age 37

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

NOT FORGOTTEN

The above were In From the Cold Project cases

- Pte Howells died post-discharge of tuberculosis (Volunteer: Steve John)

- BSM Menzies died post-discharge of tuberculosis (Volunteer: Ken Morrison)

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kenmorrison

Battery Sergeant Major George Menzies 16194 of 109 Heavy Battery R.G.A. was discharged as no longer fit for active service on 13 December 1917 and was awarded a Silver War Badge No. 282131. He was aged 37.
He had originally enlisted on 13 August 1903.


This is his DCM Citation - The London Gazette 16 April 1918 Supplement:30636 Page:4676

16194 B.S.M. G. Menzies, R.G.A. (Dumbarton)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has always displayed coolness and courage of the highest order, freely exposing himself in action, and maintaining good order and discipline in difficult circumstances.
He has also shown great devotion in attending to the wounded.

DCM Award - London Gazette Publication date:28 December 1917 Supplement: 30450 Page: 62

16194 B S.M. G. Menzies, R.G.A. (Dumbarton).


Ken

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chrisharley9

May They Rest In Peace

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chrisharley9

MENZIES, GEORGE

Rank:
Battery Serjeant Major
Service No:
16194
Date of Death:
29/12/1917
Age:
37
Regiment/Service:
Royal Garrison Artillery
 
109th Heavy Bty.
Awards:
D C M
Panel Reference:
Panel 9.
Memorial:
BROOKWOOD 1914-1918 MEMORIAL
 
 
Grave Found Drymen Old Churchyard, Stirlingshire.

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chrisharley9

MENZIES, GEORGE

Rank:
Battery Serjeant Major
Service No:
16194
Date of Death:
29/12/1917
Age:
37
Regiment/Service:
Royal Garrison Artillery
 
109th Heavy Bty.
Awards:
D C M
Grave Reference:
Special Memorial.
Cemetery:
DRYMEN PARISH CHURCHYARD
 
 
 

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Battery Serjeant Major Menzies is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a special memorial headstone to commemorate him as it is not possible to mark his actual grave.

 

Commemoration Moved From Brookwood 1914-18 Memorial.

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