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James Deakin Kings Own Scottish Borderers Ww1

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Monica

Monica Report 30 Dec 2017 21:36

Trying to find which UK Hospital my late Grandfather died in after he
was gassed during the above War and was brought home to England.
He was originally from Birmingham and wanted his family there to know what had
happened to him. Unfortunately, my Grandmother did not arrive in time.
The official War records state he was born in Manchester,in fact he was born in
Aston Manor and left home and married my Grandmother in Manchester
and was living there when he enlisted. I would like to hear from any living
relatives, maybe as part of family history they wondered what happened to him after he left Brum.

greyghost

greyghost Report 31 Dec 2017 17:30

Welcome to the boards Monica

You may already have seen these records, but posting as they come up

War Graves Commission Debt Of Honour Transcription

First name(s) James
Last name Deakin
Birth year 1878
Age 37
Death year 1915
Death date 01 Dec 1915
Number 16108
Rank Private
Unit Depot
Regiment King's Own Scottish Borderers
Grave reference GG. 301.
Cemetery or memorial Manchester General Cemetery
Burial country United Kingdom
Additional information Husband of Sarah Ann Moon (formerly Deakin), of 2, Mill Fold, Middleton, Manchester. Born at Harpurhey, Manchester.
Link https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-dead
War First World War, 1914-1918

greyghost

greyghost Report 31 Dec 2017 17:31

Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription

First name(s) James
Last name Deakin
Service number 16108
Rank Private
Regiment King's Own Scottish Borderers
Battalion Depot.
Birth place Lowells, Birmingham
Residence Manchester
Enlistment place Manchester, Lancs
Death year 1915
Death day 1
Death month 12
Cause of death Died
Death place Home
Theatre of war Home
Supplementary Notes -
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory First World War
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

greyghost

greyghost Report 31 Dec 2017 17:33

Medal Index Cards Transcription (FMP)

First name(s) James
Last name Deakin
Year 1914-20
Service number 16108(INCOMPLETE)
Rank Private
Regiment King's Own Scottish Borderers
Service record Soldier Number: 16108(Incomplete), Rank: Private, Corps: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Image link http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D6240446
Country Great Britain
Medal type British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
Archive reference WO372/5
Archive reference description Campaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
Record set Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Medal rolls and honours
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

Image on Ancestry - awarded Victory, British and 1915 Star medals
(These three medals are often referred to as Pip, Squeak & Wilfred)

First entered theatre of War 10.7.1915 - which was France

Noted on card that he died 1.12.1915

greyghost

greyghost Report 31 Dec 2017 17:35

If you obtain a copy of his death certificate, it should tell you where he died

GRO WAR DEATHS ARMY OTHER RANKS (1914 to1921) Transcription

First name(s) James
Last name Deakin
Death year 1915
Service number 16108
Rank Private
Regiment or unit King's Own Scottish Borderers
Record source GRO War Death Army Other Ranks (1914 to 1921)
Volume I.9
Page 89
Record set British Nationals Armed Forces Deaths 1796-2005
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

greyghost

greyghost Report 31 Dec 2017 17:45

It's unlikely that anyone related will just happen by your post.

Try the Search facility top right of this page and then Search all members trees. Enter his details and if any matches come up you can try to contact the person/s who also have him listed in their tree/s

greyghost

greyghost Report 31 Dec 2017 20:40

Monica, you would be better keeping to one thread about the same person

https://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/living_relatives/thread/1369751

patchem

patchem Report 31 Dec 2017 23:16

The UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 for James Deakin seems to say that he died in Lincoln, but the death certificate should tell you more exactly.

Monica

Monica Report 8 Jan 2018 18:59

Thank you for your help. I am new to this site and still finding my way around. I am puzzled as to why his
death and service is recorded as "home". Also he enlisted in Manchester but was not born there. I will send for his death certificate I just need to know where to apply?! Thank you.Monica

Monica

Monica Report 8 Jan 2018 18:59

Thank you for your help. I am new to this site and still finding my way around. I am puzzled as to why his
death and service is recorded as "home". Also he enlisted in Manchester but was not born there. I will send for his death certificate I just need to know where to apply?! Thank you.Monica

greyghost

greyghost Report 8 Jan 2018 19:04

The place of birth is given as Lowell, Birmingham

His place of residence is given as Manchester which is probably why he enlisted in Manchester. Maybe he was working in Manchester.

If he died in Service in England - that would have been classed as "Home" as opposed to abroad.

EDIT -

And that's the problem with 2 threads about the same person. On the other thread someone has posted the 1911 census, showing him living in Manchester.

Also posted there is the link for you to order his death certificate.

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 10 Jan 2018 12:51

"Home" in terms of Military Records refers to Britain. It does not mean it was at his family's or his normal residence.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Report 10 Jan 2018 13:41

sarah ann remarried in 1917 to a james moon

mgnv

mgnv Report 13 Jan 2018 02:34

Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1902
Surname Forename(s) Surname Forename(s) Church / Register Office Registers At Reference
DEAKIN James KENNEDY Sarah Ann Newton Heath, St. Augustine Archives+, Manchester Central Library 103/2/15