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Thomas Beckwith

Wendy01702

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Hi. I am hoping someone can help me to find my great grandfather. Apparently he was reported missing in action in 1918 and then reported dead. How can i go about looking for this information and where, if there is one, his grave. I have been doing the family tree for 5 years now and have not found him anywhere. Also his son Cyril was 14 yrs old and went and fought at Gallipoli. When the army found out he was so young they sent him home. I would like to find his records as well. I hope some one can help me please.

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Wendy
 

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Hi Wendy,
I have found 2 Thomas Beckwith casualties in the CWGC records.

1. http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=410436

2. http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=515911

There are 42 recorded casualties with the surname Beckwith.

http://www.cwgc.org/search/SearchRe...&force=Army&nationality=6&send.x=23&send.y=12

Have a look and see what you think.
1 died in 1914.
2 is too young to have a son in WW1 but I have put it there for you to see.

He may have enlisted under a different name.

To be of more help, we would need his place of birth and approximate age, and and more info on his son. There were a lot of records destroyed during WW2, but will have a look if you have more info to go on.

Steve.:)
 
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