Great News! – Big announcement!


Hello everybody and welcome to The AceDestroyer! Today is a little bit different as I have
some incredible news for you! For me, I’m currently on cloud nine. After a couple of years, I can finally announce
what I have been doing. Last week I received an email from the British
Ministry of Defence making it official that I have identified the grave of an unknown
soldier of the Great War. I would be lying if I say that it was all
me because all the credit of course goes to the 2 other researchers as well. Sadly enough, I don’t know the other two
researchers, but I would be honoured to meet them one day! So it basically comes down to the fact that
I, and the two other researchers have positively identified the grave Captain William Miles
Kington of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. His burial location remained unknown for all
these years until know. Due to the research handed in to the CWGC
by me and the two others, Captain William Miles Kington has now been positively identified
as being buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium Captain William Miles Kington had earned the
DSO medal during the Boer war. When war broke out in 1914, he was sent to
Ypres with the 1st battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Captain Kington was unfortunately killed at
Broodseinde on the 20th of October 1914 when the battalion took the brunt of a German attack. The battalion managed to hold off the Germans,
although only just. In this action several officers and men of
the Royal Welsh Fusiliers were killed including Captain Kington who was buried in a trench
by his men. On the 19th of June of this year, a rededication
service will be held at his grave in Tyne Cot Cemetery. The ceremony will take place at 15h30pm and
according to the mail I received from the Ministry of Defence, the family of Captain
Kington will be present. I was very glad to see that I will have finished
my exams at school by the 19th so I will be present too. A different video than usual, I know, but
the news is just too good! I will try to make a nice documentary on the
whole process from identifying the grave to the rededication ceremony. If you want to be kept up to date, you can
always check out my Facebook page which I’ll link in the video description. I will also add two links about Captain William
Miles Kington for further information. Thank you ever so much for watching! This was The AceDestroyer, I hope you’ll
understand why I’m uploading this video and not a usual video. Cheers!

72 thoughts on “Great News! – Big announcement!

  1. Important news. To identify a grave like this is of great importance to family, as well as to those who visit military gravesites to honor to dead. Good work, Ace Destroyer!

  2. You and the others are spectacular as usual. Your game is getting better and better. I really enjoy your insightful knowledge and efficient presentations.

  3. Fantastic mate! He would have been proud of your efforts I am sure. This helps a family and its history settle after such a long time. Again, exceptional efforts. Thank you.

  4. This is fantastic news for Captain Miles' family. They can now fully put to rest all questions about his whereabouts. This is the closure that all families need.

  5. Ive visited Tyne Cot and many other cemeteries from Verdun to Vimy to Ypres to Utah beach to the Somme……the CWGA maintain their cemeteries immaculately.

  6. Thank you for all your wonderful work. I am always impressed when I listen to your channel, your work, and your passion.

  7. As a veteran myself I want to sincerely thank you and your researchers . Nationality does not matter when it deals with a Nations fallen defenders . THANK YOU ALL .

  8. Fantastic for all involved. Keep up the great work. I'm sure it has made all the difference to his family

  9. No Soldier should have an Unmarked grave , it is through the tireless work of many that He and his family can be at peace finally . Well done to all you .

  10. Well done, it was nice of you to recognise the other researchers in this. It will be nice to look at the documentary from the beginning of research to the ceremony

  11. This is a great thing you’ve done, saving the memory of a hero, keeping him from being forgotten. You should be proud. And since today is June nineteen at 6 am I wish you luck and thank you for this service to a great man long since passed

  12. Very interesting. Identifying any dead, and laying them to rest, is very important. These man didn't die for nothing, they, especially their families deserve rest and respect. I appreciate your work. Keep doing this, its very important. Peace of mind is a must to go forward.

  13. I love being an American, but it does tend to make it difficult for me to attend things like this due to the expense. I offer a salute to this lost, then found, warrior. May his sacrifice and that of others be remembered.

  14. Well done, it must have taken a lot of time and effort to solve this conundrum. Thanks for sharing your news and work with us. 👍.

  15. Bravo! Well done to you and the two other dedicated researchers for your work to finally identify the grave of a fallen soldier who deserves to be buried with full honors. RIP Captain Kington (sp?)

  16. I don’t know what you studying,but you deserve a PhD in history….great work
    mate and keep up such a great job👍!

  17. Very cool, I visited Tyne Cot Cemetery when in Europe last October. Seeing the unknown soldier graves, it made me wonder how the families of these men must have felt, not knowing what happened to their sons and fathers. Now at least this family knows.

  18. Congratulations on your combined efforts and in doing so, another soldier can be reunited beyond the grave, with his relatives.

  19. You honor the fallen well, good sir. You and your companions have my gratitude. My grandfather was lucky enough to not be buried in Normandy. He made it home and passed away a happy old man… many of his friends did not. Thanks again.

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