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Routine request ............ can anyone advise please

I've got a MIC and SDGW Record for Private Richard Holt Taylor
Date of Birth: 1895 – Date of Death: 1/07/1916
British Army, East Lancashire Regiment, Service #22027 …..however I'm totally stumped in finding a CWGC Record to match it and have been going round in circles for hours. Where do SDGW get their info? Any clues? Regards and thanks

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      • cabarfeidh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Case accepted and Death Certificate submitted to CWGC by IFTC. Many thanks for all who helped. Regards. Ian

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Ian,
        Glad it was helpful, hopefully the CWGC will recognise him once the case has been submitted.
        Regards
        Richard

      • cabarfeidh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Many thanks for your steer Richard. Looks like you were spot on. I submitted a case to IFTC as suggested and received the following initial response "I believe you have found a case here. Firstly, RH Taylor was 22021 and not 22027. This is confirmed in the SER, Medal Roll and Pension Ledgers. SDGW has a typo and is wrong – as it often is." "The Pension proves that RH and Fred are brothers as they have a joint card naming their mother etc."...…"will get the death certificate as required for RH and submit the case" Regards. Ian

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's possible he has been overlooked by the CWGC, it has happened a lot more often than you'd think. Looking at the CWGC paper documents for 22022 Fred Taylor was initially marked as RH Taylor and I suspect the 2 men (brothers?) were mixed up leading to Richard not being recorded. He would be a candidate for the "in from the cold" project which works to get these people CWGC recognition, you can see their work here http://www.infromthecold.org/report_missing_casualty.asp#
        There would seem to be plenty of supporting evidence despite the lack of service records with them both appearing in the Register of Soldiers Effects and Pension Cards.
        Regards
        Richard

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