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The London Gazette is available on-line this is the detail obtained during January 2003, the London Gazette is the Paper used to formally announce Military Promotions and Awards, Deaths and Bankruptcies.



F W H Seamark [RAF]

Promotion to Acting Warrant Officer 14 January 1944

Conformation and promotion Flight Officer 11 Feb 1944 [Admin and Special Duties Branch]

Acting Flight Lieutenant 14th June 1945

Commission resigned 2nd August 1946


Sergeant Leslie Arthur Seamark No 142 Squadron (deceased)

Distinguished Flying Medal [DFM] awarded with effect from 14th September 1942

Death on CWGC as 23 September 1942 agd 27

Son of Leonard Duart Seamark, and of Elizabeth Annie Seamark, of Exeter.


Emily Hilda Seamark [Widow]

The Green, Morchard Bishop, Devon

Notice of Death , died 28th December 1940 [Gazette 26/12/1941]


Lieutenant Frank Seamark

Son of Jabez Seamark, 1881 living 23 Crispin St, Northampton St Sepulchre, Northampton


From army records:

Enlisted31 August 1897 Northamptonshire

Age : 18 Years 5 Months

Occupation : Shoe Finisher

Height : 5ft 4 4/8 inches

17 August 1899 Transferred to Dorset Rgt

24 November 1899 on SS SIMLA

25 February 1904 passed fit to serve in India , arrived in India 21 March 04

17/6/15 promoted to commission Somersetís


From the LG:

Somerset Light Infantry - Prince Alberts

Promotion to Second Lieutenant 29 June 1915

Promotion to Temp Lieutenant whilst holding the appt of Adjt

Retires on retained pay 6th Feb 1920

Notification of cancellation of retained pay 17th June 1920

Placed on the Half Pay list on account of ill health 11th Aug 1920


Corporal Leslie H.F Seamark , M.M

4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Luton)


11 February 1919 (SALONIKA) -  the list is very long and not 100% what was awarded on 11th Feb 


(Salonika) This must reference that Leslie was in Greece at the time of award, the list is very long and not 100% what was awarded on 11th Feb - Salonika is a strategically important Greek port on the Aegean coast of Macedonia. Leslie was awarded the Greek MM below.


Very long awarded Greek Miltary Medal [21st July 1919]



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