In Remembrance

Over the Remembrance Day weekend, Ancestry had free access to their WW1 records. I used the opportunity to extract more information about the Micklethwaites who served in the war. The Pension Records and Service Records are useful in that the Attestation forms are usually present, which give a home address and a regiment. Sadly, the Service Records (aka the Burnt Records) are incomplete as many got burnt in an accident during the Blitz in WW2. The Medal Cards however only give the name and regiment and number. So I have many Medal Card records which I cannot allocate as there are several possibilities for many of the names.

There are 2 individual puzzles.

Ernest born 1897 Dukinfield served in the Cheshire Regiment. His records show he married Clarible Bolland nee Clark in Sheffield in 1917. He is commemorated on the Dukinfield War Memorial, but no death is shown on the CWGC site and he received medals so must have survived until after 1918.  There is no suitable civilian death record either but Clarible died in Sheffield in 1968.

[Edit: Sue in Australia read about this in the newsletter, looked at it, and found Ernest died in 1955. Thanks, Sue]

Harold served 49 days in the London Regiment before being classed unfit with heart problems – his intended address was London. This doesn’t fit with any of the many Harolds I have information on.

As always in this game, answer a question and it raises even more questions!

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