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2Bn & 9Bn KOYLI - Rhodes


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I'm trying to track down two family members, Robert and Walter Rhodes of Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire.

Robert was born 1895 and Walter, his elder brother, in 1888.

(I have the 1911 census data)

On the CWGC site there's a Robert, 8655, 2Bn KOYLI, KIA 26/10/14 and there's a Walter, 14729, 9Bn KOYLI, KIA 27/09/15.

Unfortunately there's no age given for either of these men, though I guess I'd be surprised if Robert was an Old Contemptible at the age of 19.

Any assistance with these names would be greatly appreciated.

Malcolm

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You could get someone to check the Soldiers Died in the Great War (SDGW) there may be a confirmation there.

He doesn't have to be old to be an Old Contemptible ! It was "just" a name given to our Army by the opposition.

Sotonmate

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Hi,

SDGW indo.

Robert, 8655, 2Bn KOYLI, KIA 26/10/14 : Born Carlton, Snaith. Enlisted Pontefract.

Walter, 14729, 9Bn KOYLI, KIA 27/09/15. Born Huddersfield. Enlisted - Leeds.

Simon

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Hi,

SDGW indo.

Robert, 8655, 2Bn KOYLI, KIA 26/10/14 : Born Carlton, Snaith. Enlisted Pontefract.

Walter, 14729, 9Bn KOYLI, KIA 27/09/15. Born Huddersfield. Enlisted - Leeds.

Simon

Thanks Simon,

That's not them then. I'll have to keep searching.

Malcolm

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Malcolm..Heres a link to Leeds Absent Voters List 1918...may help to narrow your search.

Cheers! I wasn't aware of that database online. Very useful.

So maybe Robert is 10126 1st West Yorks, and Walter... a few options... 307471 15th W Yorks, or 15/1901 W Yorks.

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Therea a Pte W Rhodes, Yorkshire Regt, living at 7 Victory St, Holbeck after the war.

Mick

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