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5th Territorial DLI


foggy19
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Hi All,

Can anyone confirm the position of the 5th DLI around the 25th May 1918. I have used the Long Long Trail, which I think leads them to be part of IX Corp in the 6th French Army? I am trying to find out where an officer called Pringle Balmer died on the above date. This is part of a research project about the Durham Pals, of which he was originally one.

I have posted his details on the 'Soldiers' section. This has placed him as remembered at the Soissons Memorial. Could it be that he died in the Battle of Aisne and Marne?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Bamboo.

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According to the official history whihc I have, they were releived by the 6th DLI and went into reserve on the night of 24/25th May to Chaudardes & Cuiry-les-chaudardes on the north bank of the Aisne. It states that all was quiet.

Mark

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This same history states this second Lt Balmer died on the 27th

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Officers died in the Great War records 2nd Lt Balmer as killed in action on 27th May. There were 3 other Officers killed on the same date, and 47 other ranks. On other dates in that week there were no other officers killed, one OR killed on 26th and some died of wounds later in the week.

David

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