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Pte Albert Edward Lewis, Border Regiment- Greenock Cemetery

 
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spike10764



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: Pte Albert Edward Lewis, Border Regiment- Greenock Cemetery Reply with quote

Hi all,
I'm undertaking a project to photograph the war graves of all the Lonsdale Battalion Great War dead and put them on my website as a Roll of Honour.
The idea is to get a photograph of the grave and a view of the cemetery and lay them out as links in an alphabetical list. I hope to get some pictures of some of the men also via the local paper archives.
I am including the men of the Depot Company of which the man below is such.
Please can anyone help me obtain a photo of Private Lewis' grave for the project.......

Lewis, Albert Edward
B:Horwich, Lancs.
E; Manchester
19216 Pte. d. Home
10/02/1916
Greenock Cemetery, Scotland
Grave ref MMM.147.

The Roll of Honour Front page-
http://www.freewebs.com/granatloch/spike50.html
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LEWIS, ALBERT EDWARD
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment
Unit Text: Depot
Age: 20
Date of Death: 10/03/1916
Service No: 20216
Additional information: Son of Joseph and Matilda Lewis, of 34, Walnut St., Gorton, Manchester. Born at Horwick, Lancs.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: MMM. 147.
Cemetery: GREENOCK CEMETERY

Welcome to the forum Spike, I hope someone visits this grave for you soon. Have you any idea why a Border Regiment man from Lancashire is buried in Greenock?

Regards

Adam
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spike,
Welcome to this forum. I hope someone in the Greenock area can help you out.

Congratulations of your website. Do you know Colin Bardgett?
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JIMMCGINLAY



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Spike,
Good to see you on the forum.
You helped me out with photographs of the memorial at Workington last year which was much appreciated. I'll certainly try to get over to Greenock over the next couple of weeks and get the photos.
All the best.
Jim McGinlay
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the welcome and the kind words lads,
In answer to your questions,
I don't know what a Lancashire lad in the Border regiment was doing in Greenock, maybe it had something to do with the railways, Adam.
Derek- hello again- I don't know Colin Bardgett, Im afraid, but I do have his book..... not very well thought of by the men from the Border Regiment Museum, but I liked it. Maybe when they finally publish theirs it will be a revelation.....

Jim- hello again, thank you for your very kind offer, I look forward to hearing from you.....

Sorry this reply is late, I've had a bad weekend with a cold and an associated attack of the Hives( apparently an allergic reaction , probably to the virus), Anyhow my face feels like it has just been nettled at present
....and I can't find a dock leaf
Surprised

Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the pics Spike, taken on Saturday.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:21 am    Post subject: Pte A E Lewis Reply with quote

Thank you Jim, I really appreciate the trouble you have gone to. I've sent you an email regarding this.Very Happy





As one more request for any members, does anyone have a view of
Greenock Cemetery I could have for my Roll of Honour ?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick additional note to say I managed into the library in Greenock last week and had a look through the Greenock Gazette for 1916. There is no mention I could find of the deaths of G. Moore or A.E. Lewis.
There is a notice in B.M.D. section for J. Heron on 19th January 1916, page 2, as follows:
"Heron - At Greenock Infirmary, on the 14th inst. Lance Corporal James Daniel Heron, 1st Seaforth Highlanders - Military funeral from the Infirmary on Monday at 2 o'clock. Friends kindly invited to attend."

Name: HERON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: Depot
Date of Death: 14/01/1916
Service No: 10183
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: MMM. 147.
Cemetery: GREENOCK CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JIMMCGINLAY wrote:
"Heron - At Greenock Infirmary, on the 14th inst. Lance Corporal James Daniel Heron, 1st Seaforth Highlanders - Military funeral from the Infirmary on Monday at 2 o'clock. Friends kindly invited to attend."


L/Cpl Heron is listed as serving with the Depot, Seaforth Highlanders which was based at Fort George but he died in a hospital in Greenock which was his home town (SNWM confirms he was born in Greenock). I wonder what he died from?

The paper lists him as serving with 1st Seaforths. Was it common for seriously wounded men to be transferred from front line battalions to the depot whilst in a hospital bed?

Adam
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