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Help Finding Name's on A War Memorial

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Hello again :)

Doe's anybody know where I can find name's on war memorial's?

I have two great uncle's that died during the war's and I would like to see if their name's are on any memorial's.

One died in 1918, Germany and the other died in 1952, Eygpt.

Any information welcome.

Northen Rose
 
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Hi Tim,

Thankyou for the Roll of Honour Link, I've had a look but unfortunatly I can't seem to find my uncle's there, mainly because their home town isn't on the site, they were both from Rotherham, S.Yorkshire.
Or maybe they are not there because neither of them served for the various Yorkshire army Regiment's.
One served for the Northumberland Fusilier's and the other served with REME.

Thankyou for the link anyway.

Forgetmenot
 

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First thing to say is what makes you think the names you are looking for will be on any war memorial.
The process (in the UK) depended on family and/or friends submitting the names to the relevant war memorial committee.

Second if they are on a memorial (some memorials are buildings some do not contain names) they will most likely appear on a memorial where they lived, went to school or worked.

Oh and some memorials are listed at
http://burial-inscriptions.co.uk/htt...iptions.co.uk/ scroll down to the war memorials section near the foot of the page.
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Names on War Memorials across the country may not be accurate as Guy has said, I know of 2 in my home town that were added, 1 after 100 years and that was because family were no longer in the area when the War Memorial was built. Next question is have you tried the CWGC for the 1918 one? Those that died after WWI of their injuries (my grandmother's brother did) are still listed as a casualty and have a CWGC gravestone in the local cemetery of his birth. With regards to 1952, this could be a problem as the CWGC's priority is the maintenance of the records for both World Wars BUT, as in the case of Aden, they do manage the two cemeteries out there on behalf of the MOD, so it is possible that they may be doing the same for Egypt. However, they are so inundated with queries, it can take several weeks before you get a reply.
Hope this helps and good luck.
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Hello,

Firstly Thankyou to everyone that has given a little advice and I apologise for the lack of info about my uncle's at the time I didn't have all info but now I have quite abit.

Ok! I thought that you all might like to know what I have found on my uncle's, so here is what I have been able to find out about them.

Uncle 1 - Lance Corporal Walter Dannatt, 12/13 Northumberland Fusiliers died in October 1918 aged 23 in a POW camp, He was captured in the field in June 1918 and is now buried in Niederzwerhen, Germany where he has a Grave stone with all his detail's on.

Uncle 2 - Craftsman Cedric David Dannatt, REME died in January 1952 aged 21 In Moescar, Eygpt where he buried in the Moescar Military Cemetary and I have been in contact with the National Memorial Arboretum and he is commemorated on one of their panel's.

Thankyou all again for the help any added guidance/ advice alway's welcome.

Northen Rose
 
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Hello,

Firstly Thankyou to everyone that has given a little advice and I apologise for the lack of info about my uncle's at the time I didn't have all info but now I have quite abit.

Ok! I thought that you all might like to know what I have found on my uncle's, so here is what I have been able to find out about them.

Uncle 1 - Lance Corporal Walter Dannatt, 12/13 Northumberland Fusiliers died in October 1918 aged 23 in a POW camp, He was captured in the field in June 1918 and is now buried in Niederzwerhen, Germany where he has a Grave stone with all his detail's on.

Uncle 2 - Craftsman Cedric David Dannatt, REME died in January 1952 aged 21 In Moescar, Eygpt where he buried in the Moescar Military Cemetary and I have been in contact with the National Memorial Arboretum and he is commemorated on one of their panel's.

Thankyou all again for the help any added guidance/ advice alway's welcome.

Northen Rose
Hi Northern Rose
I realise this is an old thread so not sure if you will see this.
Lance Corporal Walter Dannatt is my great uncle. He is my grandfather Wilfred Dannatt's brother.
His name is on the war memorial in Treeton, Rotherham where he lived with his mother, father and siblings. He is also mentioned on a carved memorial in St Helens Church, Treeton
 

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