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From: Valerie lirakis <>
Subject: Re: [ENG-LAN-BOLTON] John Frederic Ashworth
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 10:46:39 +0100
References: <1757757e0908230046k79f848dft6da69216cc3069ab@mail.gmail.com><B1F02938-5DA8-4869-8F73-024C8631DFB7@tesco.net>
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Hi Judy,

My grandfather was born in 1881 and died in 1921 aged 40.
Incidentally, I notice that you have spelt Frederic with a k - could
that make a difference?

Valerie

2009/8/23 judy olsen <>:
> Where was he living and what was his date of birth. There are 34 John
> ASHWORTHs on the Ancestry pension records. No John Frederick though.
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> Judy
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> On 23 Aug 2009, at 08:46, Valerie lirakis wrote:
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>> Hello everyone,
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>> The death certificate of my grandfather states that he died in 1921
>> from septicaemia as a result of GSW (gun shot wounds?). Underneath
>> this it states 5 years, which I assume means he had the condition, or
>> was wounded, 5 years previously. This would mean that my grandfather
>> was wounded in 1916.
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>> I was always under the impression that my grandfather was wounded at
>> the battle of Ypres, and survived 3 years before finally succumbing to
>> his injuries.  This would make it 1918.  The last battle of Ypres was
>> late in 1918, and was fought mainly by French and Belgian soldiers.
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>> This raises 2 questions: a) would it be possible, assuming that 5
>> years is correct, that a person would survive so long, given the
>> limited medical resources of the time, and b) that a man in his late
>> thirties, married with a family, would have been called up as early as
>> 1916?
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>> It could be that the number 5 was an error and that it should have
>> been 3.
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>> I wonder if it would be possible to find out when my grandfather was
>> conscripted - his regiment was the Royal Lancaster's.
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>> Valerie
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