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From: "Angela Marks" <>
Subject: [DEV] WW1 & Boer War death certificates
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:32:08 -0000
Does anyone know how, where, or if, death certificates were issued for soldiers killed in WW1?
My great uncle, Ronald HOSKINS from Exeter was killed on 24 April 1915 at the battle of St Julien (2nd or 3rd battle of Ypres). His body was never found, and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate, but I wondered if it was possible to obtain a death certificate.
Similarly for his elder brother, Arthur, who was killed in the Boer War, at Vlakfontein, South Africa in 1901. His body must have been returned as he seems to be buried in St David's churchyard, Exeter. I've seen his grave, and it looks like an actual burial rather than a memorial, as he has both a memorial plaque and a window dedicated to his memory inside the church.