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Private 57334 Clive Williams 1/8 Royal Warwickshire Regiment

CAWSW

knowlegable brummie
Oh my gosh thank you, thank you MWS and pjmburns for your kindness and this information. I deeply appreciate your assistance and additions. Thank you x
 

Astoness

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and if you dont already have this...clives effects left to his mother amphias

it is also 100 years ago today since clive died....R.I.P..we will remember.... so if anyone out there does have a photo of this hero and is able to share it with us we would be so grateful...many thanks

lyn
 

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CAWSW

knowlegable brummie
Thank you for sharing that - not much for a life. I can only imagine that his mother might have kept that money to one side as the last tangible thing she had of him. Thank you and for your kindness x
 

Astoness

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not your server i deleted the third one as it would not open but it was a commemorative certificate..if you like i will try again to upload it?
 

CAWSW

knowlegable brummie
I want to extend a very big and very grateful and very loving thank you to all those wonderful, kind, and helpful people on here, over the years, and more recently, who have shown me such generosity of spirit.

As time passed by I grew ever more concerned about the 100th commemoration of The Great War, because I knew if I had not found a photo or link to Clive by 11/11/2018, I never would. This truly was my last chance.

Many on here have offered direction and information. I have also tried appeals via The Black Country Bugle; Tamworth Herald; another paper that I forget the name of; BBC radio; and through various associations and organisations. Nothing.

I might never know Clive by look or character but until the day I due he will be honoured and remembered.

I want to thank all of you for facilitating that act of memorial.
 

CAWSW

knowlegable brummie
Merry Christmas to all the wonderful people on here and out there in the real world, all of us searching for something. I hope Father Christmas brings it this year for us all. Nadolig Llawen!
 

Lelou

proper brummie kid
Hi Everyone, I'm New to this Thread,

I'd like to Share the Story if Ok of my Great-Grandparents "David Flynn" & Emily Flynn(Nee)Cooke
David was Born in 1875 in Birmingham, to Parents David Flynn Snr & Esther selina Warrod,
He was Baptised at St, Chads Cathedral in Hockley, B,ham, he came from a large family that endured the Great Irish Potato famine, his father, David Flynn Snr came here with his mother & siblings before 1860 & settled in B,ham,

My Great-Grandfather David flynn married my Great-Grandmother Emily Louisa Cook in 1902,
But Emily Cook was first married to David's elder Brother Edward Flynn in 1892 at St, Thomas Parish in Birmingham city centre,
Edward & Emily had two children together Lena(Cissie Flynn) & Edward Jnr Flynn, But On the 1901 Census Emily & Children were living at her parents Charles & Louisa Cooke home, But it stated Emily Flynn as Widowed and living at, 15 hunters Vale, In Aston Mannor,
Edward Flynn Snr died In 1898 aged 27yrs old, thanks to MWS On here who looked it Up for me,

We also believe Emily & David's marriage was Illegal as its was against the law in 1902 to marry your Brother's widow, they married in the Catholic Religion of which my great-grandmother Emily had to change too,

David Flynn Jnr first Joined the Warwickshire Reg & then the Duke of Cornwall's lite infantry in 1892 attested in Bodmin, David was Still living with his brother Daniel Flynn & family in ladywood when he first joined up,
David flynn fought in the Bore War, Cape Colony, Africa & India, of which he gained medals, King & Queens medals with Claps, I just can't imagine the horrors of what he went through & how hard that must of been for all of those back then, Especially all those years in service,
David Joined up aged 16yrs of age, but told them he was 18yrs old, which many did back then,


David & Emily Flynn, lived on whitmore St, in hockley, where they had 5 children including my Grandfather David Flynn( three Generations of David Flynn's)

Amy Flynn
Mable Flynn
Ivy Flynn
David Flynn(Grandad)
Joseph Flynn,

David retired from Army service in 1903,
But Joined up again aged 42yrs old on Special Orders as a reserve in 1914 with the 1st Battalion Royal Monster Fusiliers,
and Ended up in Italy, But sadly on the 11th of February 1918 he died of Pneumonia,

My poor Great-Grandmother Emily left widowed again with 5 young children & Receiving that dreaded Document from the War office telling her that husband David had died, She & Children were living On Aston St, in Hockley in 1918
We still have the War document that was sent to my great-grandmother from the war office over 101yrs ago, Which ill add on here,
David Flynn was Buried in Italy where he still lies in a commonwealth war grave, ill add some documents,
I've tried to add his Assension service paper from 1892 with the duke of Cornwall's lite infantry but keeps saying the file is too large, which is a shame

I feel incredibly proud of my great-grandparents, especially David Flynn for all that he endured & did for this country

Least We Forget
 

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MWS

master brummie
There's a likely death for Edward Flynn registered Bham Mar qtr 1898. Age listed as 27.
 

Lelou

proper brummie kid
There's a likely death for Edward Flynn registered Bham Mar qtr 1898. Age listed as 27.
Thanks you, MWS, I've been trying to find a death Rec for Edward, I'm not sure how he actually died, some of the family say the bore war, but not sure, I know he was living with his In laws, Charles & Louisa Cook at 15, hunters vale Aston & Registered as a Packer, we know he died before 1900, because Emily Flynn was widowed on the 1901 Census living with her parents & children,

ill take a look now,

thank you for looking & adding this Info, really appreciate it
 
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