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I am researching Henry James Bawdon who served with the 10th Batt. Cheshire Regiment. His service papers say he was captured 10/16 April 1918 at what looks like Ployshaes. I've tried googling this but no joy. Can anyone tell me where this is. He is listed as being at Limburg camp but I read on here that he may not have been there as this was a sort of clearing station. He died in July at Charleville in the hospital, is this near where he was captured.

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Judith, a link here to The Long Long Trail http://www.1914-1918.net/25div.htm

At this time the 25th Division was fighting during the battles of the Lys. On the 9th April it was holding the front at Ploegsteert.

I know Ploegsteert looks nothing like Ployshaes but ......... just a thought.

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Thank you, I have no idea how you would say Ploegsteert but it could sound like Ployshaes. I can't read the writing properly on his service papers to know where he was supposed to have been captured.

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Hi there

I just checked this on Ancestry and I am almost 100% sure it says Ploegsteert. I have racked my brains but can't think of anything else it could be!!

Regards

Patrick

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