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chloe1 Report 23 Apr 2013 14:48

think l have tried forces war records but l will check again
Thanks george of westbury we have visited his grave and laid flowers we where the first to go there since the war it was very moving


Potty Report 23 Apr 2013 14:46

Chloe, do you have access to Ancestry? If not, PM me your email address and I will send you the images.


George_of_Westbury Report 23 Apr 2013 14:42

If you are interested The War Graves Photographic Project have photographed his headstone, you can obtain copies from them, but the do ask for a donation. See link for details etc.

link for details etc

Swatton, S
Cemetery: Euston Road Cemetery

Country: France

Area: Somme

Rank: Private

Official Number: G/17975

Unit: 13th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.

Force: Army

Nationality: British

23rd September 1916. III. I. 3.

There is also this site and it free, you have to apply for the photo



safc Report 23 Apr 2013 14:39

you could try here


chloe1 Report 23 Apr 2013 14:36

yes thats him


Potty Report 23 Apr 2013 14:31

Only 30% of WW1 records survive. As Maddie said, many were destroyed.

Is this him in 1901? If so, his brother George's WW1 record is on Ancestry:

1901 England Census
about Stephen Swatton
Name: Stephen Swatton
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Relation: Son
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Swatton
Gender: Male
Where born: Wickham, Berkshire, England

Civil parish: Shaw cum Donnington
Ecclesiastical parish: St Mary
Town: Donnington
County/Island: Berkshire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Newbury
Sub-registration district: Speen
ED, institution, or vessel: 11
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 73
Piece: 1122
Folio: 122
Page Number: 10
Household Members: Name Age
Elizabeth Swatton 55
Annie Swatton 28
George Swatton 22
Edward Swatton 19
Stephen Swatton 19
Alfred Swatton 15


Maddie Report 23 Apr 2013 14:21

there is nothing on fmp, maybe the records were destroyed in ww2 bombing


chloe1 Report 23 Apr 2013 14:18

l have searching and searching for the service reocord for a WW1 solder who died on the Somme and is buried at Collincamp Cemetery Belgium. l can find jis medal card but no luck any where for his enlistment papers or service record.
His name is Stephen Swatton, he served with the royal sussex regiment he died 23/9/1916 and his service number is G/17975. He was born 1881 wickham berkshire thank you