New CWGC Commemorations 26th April 2017

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  1. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    CWGC added the following casualties to the WW2 Civilian War Dead Roll today.

    CAME, William
    Died 17.11.40 Age 15
    Killed when discarded bomb exploded
    Reporting Authority: Woking, Urban District

    DAVIS, Bryan
    Died 30.03.41 Age 8
    Killed when discarded bomb exploded
    Reporting Authority: Kingston-upon-Hull, County Borough

    DOLPHIN, Malcolm Charles
    Died 12.02.42 Age 5
    Killed when discarded bomb exploded
    Reporting Authority: North Cotswold, Rural District

    GAINES, Albert
    Died 17.10.41 Age 11
    Killed when discarded bomb exploded
    Reporting Authority: Guildford, Rural District

    HESMONDHALGH, Colin
    Died 01.09.41 Age 9
    Killed when discarded bomb exploded
    Reporting Authority: Kendal, Municipal Borough

    HOWES, John Cubitt
    Died 18.02.42 Age 44
    Killed by stray shot from rifle range
    Reporting Authority: Caistor, Rural District

    JOHNSTON, William Stanley
    Died 23.06.42 Age 15
    Killed when discarded bomb exploded
    Reporting Authority: Norham and Islandshires, Rural District

    LEWIS, Beryl Eileen
    Died 17.04.41 Age 7
    Killed when discarded bomb exploded
    Reporting Authority: Cheltenham, Municipal Borough

    PRICE, William Henry Charles
    Died 27.06.40 Age 28
    Accidentally shot by sentry
    Reporting Authority: Newport, County Borough

    ROUSE, Stanley Sidney
    Died 01.02.42 Age 29
    Accidentally shot by sentry
    Reporting Authority: Coventry, County Borough

    SAVAGE, Kenneth
    Died 15.12.42 Age 12
    Killed in grenade explosion
    Reporting Authority: Leeds, County Borough

    SCOLEY, Ivor John
    Died 12.04.42 Age 8
    Killed when discarded bomb exploded
    Reporting Authority: Melton and Belvoir, Rural District

    STUBBERFIELD, Harold
    Died 10.12.42 Age 65
    Killed by stray shot from rifle range
    Reporting authority: New Forest, Rural District

    NOT FORGOTTEN

    The above were In From the Cold Project cases (Volunteer: Chris Harley)
     
  2. smdarby

    smdarby Patron Patron

    "Killed by stray shot from rifle range". Just wondering if the family would have got compensation from the government for this? Does anyone know?
     
  3. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    That I cannot tell. However some of the "discarded explosives" accidents involving the children appear to have involved some form of compensation. I found that some of the children had a probate which shows that they left some money to their fathers. The sum strangely is always £225.
     
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  4. Nick Cooper

    Nick Cooper Junior Member

    Standard compensation for deaths due to War Operations. The next-of-kin of most of the under 16s killed the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster - which was unusually classed as War Ops, even though it technically wasn't - got £250, which is presumably what the payment had increased to by 1943.

    Incidentally, I have two definite Bethnal Green victims who are missing of the CWGC register, which only has 171 of them, rather than the recognised 173. The death certs confirm the cause of death.
     
  5. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Hello Nick

    I have been absent for a while so sorrry. How do you want to deal with the missing Bethnal Green victims?

    Chris
     
  6. Nick Cooper

    Nick Cooper Junior Member

    Hi Chris,

    I have long been meaning to get in contact with Terry Denham, as I previously passed on to him the death certificate of a non-comm from a Tube station bombing in 1940 (Gladys Bessie Benbrook, added in 2010).

    The two from Bethnal Green are a father (38) and son (12), both George MEAD. I've attached the PDFs scans of the original death register entries, and they both also appear as fatalities in the Ministry of Pensions file about compensation claims at the National Archives. Three other members of the family - Kenneth (10), Florence Elizabeth (35), and Eliza (66) - are on on the CWGC register, but the two Georges are absent, although they are on various victim listing for the incident, e.g.:

    A-Z VICTIMS LIST
     

    Attached Files:

  7. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Hello Nick

    Terry Denham is the best way to proceed because that is the person who I would send the case to.

    Do you have a copy of the MOP file as it could be very handy to track down more casualties?

    Cheers

    Chris
     
  8. Nick Cooper

    Nick Cooper Junior Member

    Yes, I've got copies of various pages of the Bethnal Green file, although these are definitely the only one missing from the CWGC register.
     
  9. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Yes Nick just send it all through to Terry.
     

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