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8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment


nicko576

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Could someone help with the whereabouts of the 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, on and around the 28th May 1917, the soldier i am researching was fatally injured on this day. many thanks Nick

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Guest Sheffield_Steel

Hi

New to this forum and found your old post. Know its five years old and you probably have found the information by now but thought I would post anyway in case it helps.

War Diary Entries:

23rd May 1917 - Battalion Footbal Final A3 D 1

24th May 1917 - Entrained from ABELEE to YPRES and took over HILL 60 Sub -Sector from 10th WESTRIDING REGT. Trenches from WINDY CORNER to RAILWAY CUTTING (ref ZILLEBEKE map) Good relief tho' rather late in completion (4.30am)

25th May 1917 - Nothing of importanceto report. From today up to the conclusion of our tour enemy shelling was very heavy chiefly in retaliation for our continued artillery activity,

26th -28th May 1917 - As above.

So looks like the soldier you are researching could have fell victim to this shelling.

I have trench maps if you need a copy.

Both my great Uncle and my Grandfather served with the 8th Y & L.

Sorry its a bit late but hope it helps.

Kevin

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