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Which newspaper?

Postby Llamafarmer » Sat May 05, 2012 4:47 pm

As the Worcester Regiment recruited from all over the Midlands would casualty or KIA lists be printed in any other newspapers than the Worcester ones? Reason I ask is Im trying to pin down the loss of my great-grandfathers 5 brothers and eventually his mother which may have been newsworthy. He was from Birmingham, however Im having difficulty finding any mention of it in the Birmingham papers. This life event was enough for him to be granted furlough leave to come home, Im just wondering if it made the Worcester papers as he was attached to the Worcester Regiment?
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Re: Which newspaper?

Postby allanp » Sun May 06, 2012 10:09 am

Hi ?

Do you have the names and numbers of these men? Let me have an information that you have and I will check my Casualty list database.

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12631 Lance Sergt George William Hill. KIA Vimy Ridge, 28 April 1916 3rd Battalion
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Re: Which newspaper?

Postby ukphil » Sun May 06, 2012 1:15 pm

Hi

I know that Soldiers were listed in the Worcester Herld and then in the local Bromsgrove paper

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Re: Which newspaper?

Postby Llamafarmer » Wed May 09, 2012 10:51 am

Hello All, sorry for delay i was collating information whilst on weekend nightshift ;-(

My great grandfather had quite a few siblings, his mother was expecting pretty much every year and a half!!!!

Fathers name is Charles, Mothers name is Hannah or Anna.... theyre all born in Birmingham

Charles born 1871
Frederick born 1875
Harry born 1877
Thomas born 1879
Ernest my great grandfather born 1881
Edwin born 1887
Arthur born 1889
Walter born 1885... I have records of Walter, he died 4 Sept 1917 38017 3rd Bn Somerset Light Infantry

He was given furlough leave in November 1917. Losing 5 brothers would make sense as my children are pretty much the end of the Smith line, we have no other relatives (that we know of) and my dad didnt know of any great uncles or 2nd cousins when he was growing up....Ive had a quick scan of the CWGC but couldnt find anything tangible. Would appreciate any information anyone can provide.
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Re: Which newspaper?

Postby allanp » Sat May 12, 2012 9:35 pm

Hi

Do you have any of their numbers. There are hundreds of Smith's in the Casualty Lists.

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