True Identity of a fallen soldier in the Great War Part - 10

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Postby cnosni » Tue 05 Aug, 2014 8:48 pm

Si wrote:
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Fantastic piece of work, Chris. Your uncle will be proud of you!


Thanks Si

Where have you been, havent heard from you in a while.

Your grandad great grandad? was in the Dukes at that time as well wasnt he?    



Hi Chris. Been busy climbing the greasy pole at work. Haven't posted much, but have been lurking. Saw you on the telly and thought, "better have a look at SL!"
Great grandad Billy Shires was in the Dukes, and great grandad Fred Glendenning was in the West Yorks. Strangely, his name is mis-spelled in the records (and on the rim of his medal) as "Glendinning" but is spelled correctly on other contemporary stuff. Both survived the War.
Incidentally, noticed a telly ad for a financial company called Wellesley the other day. Their logo is the Dukes cap badge (crown, lion rampant, pennant of St George.) As you know, Wellesley was the family name of the Duke of Wellington - is the cap badge derived from his coat of arms, hence the logo being the same?

    

Hi Si

There are elements and the motto of The Duke of Wellington's Coat of Arms in the Dukes cap badge but it looks quite different overall.
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Postby cnosni » Tue 05 Aug, 2014 8:49 pm

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Hi Chris, what a fantastic result! Thanks for posting the link to the news story as I've only just got back on the internet after over a week because of PC problems, so I missed it when it was shown on the news as I couldn't follow your threads (I have read back now). Well done for persevering where a lot of people would have given up in frustration, and for sharing your experience on SL - it made fascinating reading!


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Postby LS1 » Wed 06 Aug, 2014 9:08 am

Chris, that is remarkable. You've done a fantastic job with this and it's great to read that something positive comes out of something so sad.
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Postby Si » Wed 06 Aug, 2014 11:29 am

Here's the Wellesley logo...
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Postby Si » Wed 06 Aug, 2014 11:33 am

...and the Dukes cap badge.
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Postby cnosni » Wed 06 Aug, 2014 8:26 pm

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...and the Dukes cap badge.


Defo based on cap badge rather than coat of arms, though obviously the badge has taken elements from the coat of arms and adjusted them slightly.
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Postby cnosni » Wed 06 Aug, 2014 8:31 pm

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Chris, that is remarkable. You've done a fantastic job with this and it's great to read that something positive comes out of something so sad.


Cheers Lee.

That was what struck me when i got the answer from the CWGC in April, it was a momnet of elaation that was followed by quiet reflection taht this was just a lad who died as a a veteran at the age of 20.

If anyone is interested i have been doing a piece on his life based around the records i have unearthed and also from what we know about his life in the army from the Dukes archives, which is quite interesting.

Would it be appropriate to start putting it on SL a bit at a time?
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Postby Loiner in Cyprus » Wed 06 Aug, 2014 9:04 pm


If anyone is interested i have been doing a piece on his life based around the records i have unearthed and also from what we know about his life in the army from the Dukes archives, which is quite interesting.

Would it be appropriate to start putting it on SL a bit at a time?


Absolutely.

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Postby jim » Thu 07 Aug, 2014 2:06 am

I perceive SL as a research site as opposed to the majority of (supposedly) similar sites which are basically picture galleries. I can't think of anything here recently with the sheer quantity and quality of serious research you have put into your project, and I am sure most of us would like to see more.    
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Postby tilly » Thu 07 Aug, 2014 6:23 am

jim wrote:
I perceive SL as a research site as opposed to the majority of (supposedly) similar sites which are basically picture galleries. I can't think of anything here recently with the sheer quantity and quality of serious research you have put into your project, and I am sure most of us would like to see more.    

I second that Jim.
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