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post-31283-1227279673.jpgpost-31283-1227279705.jpgHI I am looking for Info all i know is i have a post card from him to her (See Photos) hiss address is 10th Bn Norfolk Regt 16218 B coy Rudhall camp Colchester Essex and is sighnd Your Loveing Sweethart Jack I think the story is he was killd and she married my Grandfather
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16218 in the Norfolk Regiment was Pte Benjamin WHITWOOD.

10/Norfolk was a training & reserve battalion based in the UK and it seems Benjamin was transferred to the Border Regiment and went to France with them on 30/12/1915 (from his MIC).

From roll-of-honour.com

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Norfolk/Southrepps.html

WHITWOOD Benjamin

Private 21193. 11th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 16218 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th March 1917. Aged 24. Born Southrepps. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Ruth Whitwood, of Lower St., Southrepps, Norwich. Buried: Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. I. D. 27.

His CWGC entry:

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=260908

If there's any chance the card reads 16278, then maybe Arthur William DAWSON, son of William and Ellen Dawson, of East Carleton, Norwich. Died at Felixstowe 6/3/1915.

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=397213

Not sure how we get from Benjamin/Arthur to Jack... :huh:

Where was your grandmother living at the time?

Adrian

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16218 in the Norfolk Regiment was Pte Benjamin WHITWOOD.

10/Norfolk was a training & reserve battalion based in the UK and it seems Benjamin was transferred to the Border Regiment and went to France with them on 30/12/1915 (from his MIC).

From roll-of-honour.com

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Norfolk/Southrepps.html

WHITWOOD Benjamin

Private 21193. 11th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 16218 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th March 1917. Aged 24. Born Southrepps. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Ruth Whitwood, of Lower St., Southrepps, Norwich. Buried: Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. I. D. 27.

His CWGC entry:

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=260908

If there's any chance the card reads 16278, then maybe Arthur William DAWSON, son of William and Ellen Dawson, of East Carleton, Norwich. Died at Felixstowe 6/3/1915.

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=397213

Not sure how we get from Benjamin/Arthur to Jack... :huh:

Where was your grandmother living at the time?

Adrian

I think his No is top wright of card just chekt it is 16218 my Grandmother lived in felixstow and as there is no evidence of a stamp on card could be a clue could have been hideing his real name or just using a nick name

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16218 in the Norfolk Regiment was Pte Benjamin WHITWOOD.

10/Norfolk was a training & reserve battalion based in the UK and it seems Benjamin was transferred to the Border Regiment and went to France with them on 30/12/1915 (from his MIC).

From roll-of-honour.com

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Norfolk/Southrepps.html

WHITWOOD Benjamin

Private 21193. 11th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 16218 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th March 1917. Aged 24. Born Southrepps. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Ruth Whitwood, of Lower St., Southrepps, Norwich. Buried: Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. I. D. 27.

His CWGC entry:

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=260908

If there's any chance the card reads 16278, then maybe Arthur William DAWSON, son of William and Ellen Dawson, of East Carleton, Norwich. Died at Felixstowe 6/3/1915.

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=397213

Not sure how we get from Benjamin/Arthur to Jack... :huh:

Where was your grandmother living at the time?

Adrian

Thank you Adrian It is Benjamin Just found another postcard from him this time with his name on it but still signed Jack army no 21193 10th Border Regt South camp seaford and adressed to her in Grenwich

Thank you for your help Ian

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Hi

The soldier is indeed Benjamin Whitwood and i have a photo of him and all the Southrepps boys, he did indeed call himself Jack, if you would like me to put picture up let me know.

Bob.

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