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Archibald Forrest, HLI (3rd or 17th) **now commemorated**

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:02 am    Post subject: Archibald Forrest, HLI (3rd or 17th) **now commemorated** Reply with quote

I found the following grave while photographing West Calder cemetery for the SWGP:





Couldn't find him on CWGC. I checked Scotlandspeople and he is listed as "Bootmaker, 3rd HLI".

Cause of death was vascular heart disease.

Have I located a non-comm?

I don't have the official death certificate, only the page you download from Scotlands People.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:20 am    Post subject: 15576 Pte Archibald Forrest 3rd HLI Reply with quote

David

It appears you have found a CWGC non comm. He was discharged the previous month.
His service file survives and confirms the link betwen discharge and death.

Can you send me the Death record you have in original quality to the e-mail from my signature?
If it gives the required information I can put a case forward to MOD / CWGC on your behalf.

Update
He is a post discharge death Non-comm

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:54 am    Post subject: 15576 Pte Archibald Forrest 3rd HLI Reply with quote

David

Thanks for the DC, it confirms everything.
It is actually in error since, as advised, he was discharged in December 1917 but the number and unit tie with the record and confirm the service related cause.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:09 pm    Post subject: 15576 Pte. Archibald Forrest 3rd H L I Reply with quote

15576 Pte Archibald Forrest, 3rd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry has been forwarded as a case, on David's behalf, to MOD / CWGC as a post discharge service related death non comm ( VDH). His details are now in the system.

Will update when further details available.

Well done David in finding him.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: 15576 Pte. Archibald Forrest 3rd H L I Reply with quote

The name of Pte. Archibald Forrest was added to the CWGC Debt of Honour register today.

Name: FORREST, ARCHIBALD
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 24/01/1918
Service No: 15576
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Christina Forrest, of Harrietville, West Calder, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

The United Kingdom Book of Remembrance commemorates United Kingdom casualties of the two World Wars who were not formerly recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The men and women remembered here are presently commemorated soleley by their database and register entry. The Commission will continue to investigate the grave location details.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a reason why his place of burial isn't given as West Calder? It seems clear that he's buried there.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:52 pm    Post subject: 15576 Pte. Archibald Forrest 3rd H L I Reply with quote

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Is there a reason why his place of burial isn't given as West Calder?


The details I added about The United Kingdom Book of Remembrance under the listing confirms this is temporary arrangement. This recent change by CWGC was detailed on the Forum previously.

Until earlier this year non comms were not commemorated by CWGC until the various checks to confirm supplied burial details, etc were confirmed. This can be a very lengthy process involving legal issues, etc.
The United Kingdom Book of Remembrance is used as an interim measure which means the casualty details I copied here are available from CWGC now.

I sourced the relevant West Calder lair details earlier this year and passed them on.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, thanks.
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