Yes, I'm pretty sure it's 17 March 1918! The parish burial records detail
1918 so does the CWGC. I have come across 1917 but I think (!) this date
is incorrect. However, as I seem to be stuck, I'm trying to keep slightly
Although he was buried at Robeston Watham, he may or could have died at any
hospital / home anywhere!?!? ... and then his body brought back home to his
family for his burial?
I do not have access to Ancestry, so if anyone finds anything on this
website that would help me find the death certificate, that would
Thank you! Sorry for the slight misunderstanding on the year.
Kind regards and very best wishes, Sarah.
On 29 September 2013 22:00, Lynne Ingalls <lynne.ingalls(a)comcast.net> wrote:
In your first query, you said David Morgan died 17 March 1918. Now you
have listed 17 Mar 1917. Probably just a typing error, but it would help
those of us trying to help you if we knew the correct year. There are a
number of David Morgan's listed on Ancestry.com
. If he was buried at
Robeston Watham Churchyard, wouldn't the county Record Office be able to
locate the death certificate for you? Have you tried e-mailing them? They
were very helpful to me when I made inquiries about where to find my 3rd
g.grandfather's death record - they sent me to the Superintendent
Registrar's Office and, Voila, they had it!
Another way I found a death record/certificate was to visit the mortuary
that took care of the body before it was buried. A lady from Scotland who
moved to New Zealand was looking for her mother's grave. Her mother had
given her up at birth, so she knew little about her. As it turned out, she
found her mother had died in Tucson. So, I was able to narrow down the
mortuaries, and found the one who had taken care of her mother's remains.
They had records back for over a century and were able to provide the
information the lady from New Zealand needed.
-----Original Message----- From: Sarah Reay
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:33 PM
To: 'Lynne Ingalls' ; DYFED-L(a)rootsweb.com
Subject: RE: [Dyfed] Looking for death certificate of a WW1 Welsh
Apologies list - further detail on David Morgan!
David Morgan, Private, 54295, Welsh Regiment. David was born at Robeston
Wathen, the Son of John and Ann Morgan. He had married prior to the war,
lived with his wife Rachel at Robeston. David enlisted into the Welsh
Regiment, and was posted to the 15th Battalion, the Carmarthen Pals,
attached to 114 Brigade, 38th (Welsh) Division. It is not known when he
moved to France, but he was probably one of a batch of reinforcements sent
to the Battalion after fighting at Mametz Wood, where they lost many men.
David then saw service with the Battalion while they were at Ypres in 1917,
and probably fought at the Pilckem Ridge and Langemarck, before taking ill
and being sent back to Britain for treatment. He died aged 35, on 17 March
1917, and was buried at Robeston Wathen Churchyard. His widow Rachel
remarried, and became Rachel Williams, of the Police Station, Goodwick,
Lynne, you see there doesn't seem to be a 54295 there at all?