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apanderson



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:56 pm    Post subject: Another query . . . . . Reply with quote

Family stone in New Kilpatrick (Hillfoots) Cemetery, Bearsden.

J. Albert Homberg ('who made the supreme sacrifice') at St. Quentin, France, 21st March 1918 aged 23 years.

Son of Gustav Homberg and Margaret S. W. Smith

Can't find anyone by the name Homberg on either CWGC or SNWM. Confused

Anne

P.S. His father Gustav Homberg died at Milngavie in 1920, (DC on Scotland's People) so the spelling appears to be correct.
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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

only a "possible"
(James Albert Homberg was born Glasgow 1895)

Name: SMITH, JAMES ALBERT
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: 30th Div. Ammunition Col.
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 7 to 10.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject: James Albert Homberg alias Smith Reply with quote

Anne

Ken has the correct man. An Alias is not unusual with a germanic name.

His MIC confirms his father as G Homberg Esq, Shawfield, 46 Cathkin Road, Glasgow.

Landed France 25th Jan 1918
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!

Mammy's maiden name to the rescue yet again!!

Anne Very Happy

P.S. I notice there's no 'Alias/Served as' on his CWGC entry
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:43 pm    Post subject: James Albert Homberg alias Smith Reply with quote

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P.S. I notice there's no 'Alias/Served as' on his CWGC entry


Anne

That is true, and my use of alias was intended to show he used a surname which was not his real surname, he was registered at birth as James Albert Homberg.
Had his family provided details to the Commission at the time he may have been recorded as 'Alias/Served as '. All that is recorded are the basic details provided them by the Army, who knew him as James Albert Smith.
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