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Death Certificate

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Hi

I am trying to obtain my grandfathers Service Records from the MOD but I need to send a copy of his death certificate with the forms but he was killed on the 31st July 1917 in the 3rd Battle of the Somme and has no known grave.

How do I get a death certificate in these circumstances?

Many thanks in anticipation
 

gibbo

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Not sure if this would be enough for them for proof of death.

Rank:private
Service No:102351
Date of Death:31/07/1917
Age:30
Regiment/Service:Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 165th Coy.
Panel Reference: Panel 56.
Memorial:YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Shadbolt, of Fewin, Hertford; husband of Rosetta Croft (formerly Shadbolt), of Bridgefoot Villa, Datchworth, Stevenage, Herts

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/916298/SHADBOLT, WALTER
 

gortonboy

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GRO WAR DEATHS ARMY OTHER RANKS (1914 to1921)


First name(s)
WALTER

Last name
SHADBOLT

Death year
1917

Service number
102351

Rank
Private

Regiment or unit
Machine Gun Corps

Record source
GRO War Death Army Other Ranks (1914 to 1921)

Volume
E.4

Page
268

Record set
British nationals armed forces deaths 1796-2005

Category
Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory
Deaths & burials

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Great Britain
 

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The above entry says FORMERLY 203126, NORTHANTS REGT. as well as the Machine Gun corps information which you already have.

Also Ancestry has the UK Army Register of Soldier's Effects, it says he was owed £1.14s.7d which was paid out on 1.12.17 and his widow got a "war gratuity" of £3 on 31.10.19.

Good luck with the service record, I thought all the existing records were available on-line so it is interesting to see that others can be obtained from the MOD.

Elaine
 

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