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From: "Richard Andrews" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] INFORMATION REQUIRED ON WAR DEAD
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2009 10:39:38 -0000
I have several ideas for you to try and it is a case of looking everywhere
and hoping for success. As he was an officer you should find something.
Medal card records - to check if George served overseas or not. George may
have been killed during training in an accident at home. If George served
overseas he may have been wounded and died later of his injuries.
George had been killed overseas I would expect him to have been buried where
he fell, but if he was injured and returned to England (not home), and died
later, his parents could have taken his body back to Macclesfield for burial
Service records at the National Archive, Kew - as an officer he should have
a file and these generally have survived. I have traced two ancestors. One
in the RFC - an engineer and his records comprised two sides of an A3 sheet
in a record book. The second was a 2nd Lieutenant in the MGC and there is a
whole file of information from 1914 to the 1930's (his mother claimed an
Officer's pension from his death in 1918 to the 1930's).
As an Officer George may have featured in the local newspaper when he died
and if you are very lucky as I was, a small photograph and short article of
his war record. Ordinary soldiers were just listed.
The CWGC record confirms George is buried in Macclesfield and I would expect
either a private family plot and headstone or a CWGC marker headstone (or
even both) or a formal burial in the war graves section. If you live
locally, go and look or if not, contact the cemetery (it will be on the web
under the local Council)and ask for help to identify the location. I have
always found the local people very helpful and if you email a request they
often go and check the cemetery before replying.
I hope this helps your research,
----- Original Message -----
From: "GRUNDY" <>
Sent: Saturday, March 07, 2009 9:30 AM
Subject: [CHS] INFORMATION REQUIRED ON WAR DEAD
> >From the Commonwelth war graves commision website I find the entry as
> >below. My questions are, how would I find where and how he died, also
> >does this mean he is actually buried in Macclesfield or is it possibly
> >just a memorial plaque.
> GRIMSHAW, GEORGE HENRY
> Initials: G H
> Nationality: United Kingdom
> Rank: Second Lieutenant
> Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
> Age: 24
> Date of Death: 08/07/1918
> Additional information: Son of George and Annie Grimshaw, of 25,
> Arbourhay St., Macclesfield.
> Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
> Grave/Memorial Reference: P. 13383.
> Cemetery: MACCLESFIELD CEMETERY
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