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Remembered Today:

5th Bn Essex Regiment


johnreed

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Yesterday I was in Maldon, Essex getting some Birth and Death certificates for my Family History, on going past the War Memorial I stopped and saw a same surname of a family on my wifes side. When I arrived home I found that he was a brother of my wifes Grandfather, I think that he would be a Great Uncle. Can somebody tell me what 5th Bn Essex Regiment was doing on or about 2nd November 1917, that was the date he died. 250179 Private Sidney Thomas Wiggins.

John

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John,

PM forum member GrandsonMichael - he will be able to give you chapter and verse, as he has a full set of the regimental history.

Adrian

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If no one else jumps in on this, please give me till next week Wednesday or so, as I'm on holiday in Cornwall at the moment...

Cheers,

Michael

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Michael

Many thank for your offer, time is no problem enjoy your holiday.

John

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Thanks John,

If you send me a PM with your email address, I'll send scans of the relevant pages from With the 1/5th Essex in the East by Lt.-Col., T. Gibbons, D.S.O, formerly C.O. of the 5th Bn. The Essex Regiment, published in 1921.

Cheers,

Michael

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Michael

Many thanks for the scans, another piece for the Family History.

John

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