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6th Royal West Kent


mark f

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Hi Folks,

After some info or guidence on where to look.

I have a Great Uncle, Pte Albert Field G/11024 who served with the RWK (11th and transfered to the 6th).

From his service records I can see he was a POW. I beleive captured May 1917, He was with 6 Batt, A comp, 2nd platoon at time he was reported missing/captured. Again from his service records it mentions where he was captured, but I am unable to work out what is written down.

Is there anyone out there who might be able to help me find out where the 6th RWK was at this time and what action they might have been in.

thanks

Mark

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Arras ... during early May they were between Happy Valley and south of Rouex. Biggest day's action was 3rd May but they were in and out of action until 16th May. (This area is very easily accessible if you are ever in northern France).

Do you have a photo of your Great Uncle?

Regards,

Jonathan S

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I just took a look at his Service Record and it says "captured at Monchy". It looks like the date was originally 3rd May but has been changed to 5th May - do you agree?

The big attack was on 3rd May and I suspect this was when he was taken POW. This attack failed and on 4th May the bttn was basically holding a position north of Monchy and south of Rouex - mainly spent sheltering from shelling. On 5th May they had been withdrawn behind Feuchy Wood.

Regards,

Jonathan S

EDITED: Sorry just noticed the service sheet says "Missing 3/05/1917", although the "5" looks like an "8".

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Hi Jonathan,

Thank you for the fast reply and infomation. I do not have a picture of my Great Uncle. I have been to Arras , few years ago though. I just had a quick look at more of his service records and it looks as though he was captured some time between 3rd to 5th May.

I think a visit to the area is called for again next year.

Once again thanks for the reply. (best I get on with work now, lunch is over)

Regards

Mark

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