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Guidance: MOD War Detectives (the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre Commemorations team); our future services, current appeals and past cases

Ministry Of Defence

October 19
15:23 2021

Our future services, current appeals and past cases

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Attend a full military honours funeral or rededication service

The following services are planned for October 2021.

20 Oct 2021. Sgt Peter Twiddy, RAFVR;11:00 hrs at Tirana Park Memorial Cemetery, Tirana, Albania.

26 Oct 2021. 2 Unknown British Soldiers;13:30 hrs at Perth Cemetery (China Wall).

27 Oct 2021. LCpl R Cook, Essex Regiment;14:30 hrs at New Irish Farm Cemetery.

The following service is planned for November 2021.

17 Nov 2021; A burial service for 9 soldiers of the Great War;

11:00 hrs at Tyne Cot Cemetery, nr Ieper, Belgium.

Second Lieutenant Leslie Wallace Ablett

Second Lieutenant Edward Douglas Bruty

Serjeant Thomas Feasby

Lance Corporal Stanley Blakeborough

Private Harry Miller

Private Joseph Patrickson MM

Private Arnold Sanderson MM

An Unknown Soldier all of the 11th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers

An Unknown Soldier of Unknown Regiment

Please contact DBS-MODWarDetectives@mod.gov.uk for more information.

Help identify a missing soldier, sailor or airman

The MOD War Detectives need your help to trace the families of British casualties found on historical battlefields.

Our current appeals can be found below:

There are no appeals at present.

Our Past Cases

Details of some of the MOD War Detectives past cases can be found below:

Published 26 September 2019
Last updated 19 October 2021 +show all updates
  1. Details of additional military funeral November 2021.

  2. Details of 3 more commemorative funerals published.Link inserted to "previous cases" to news item about Royal Flying Corps casualty.

  3. Removed details of ceremonial services that have now taken place.

  4. Change to COVID restrictions in France.

  5. Details of additional service uploaded.

  6. Statement regarding ceremonial burials - Autumn 2021

  7. Family appeal deleted as appeal has been successful.

  8. New appeal for family added and previous one deleted.

  9. Inserting corrected email address; DBS-MODWarDetectives@mod.gov.uk

  10. Added an appeal for family under the 'current appeals' heading.

  11. Notification of cancellation of the rest of 2020 burial and rededication ceremonies.

  12. Notification of further cancellations

  13. Deleting details of services that have had to be posponed.

  14. Changing calendar of events

  15. Details of additional ceremonies added

  16. Change to dates of when services may resume.

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