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Royal West Kent Regiment 1st Battalion


Pat J
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I would like to try and find out what action the 1st Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment were involved in on 13 June 1915 which was the day Lance Corporal Frederick John Miles No 4773 was killed.

If anyone can help I should be very grateful.

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Pat

He is buried in Voormezeele Cemetery,which is east of Ypres on the way to Armentieres. It is likely that he was killed in day-to-day attrition in the trenches,sniping,artillery or raids. There seems to be no battles or advances made on that day.

You can get a definitive answer from the Battalion War Diary at Kew under WO95/1553.

Sotonmate

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Pat,

Found this in the Regimental History by Capt. C.T Atkinson,

"After a short period of rest it had gone into the trenches again near St. Eloi at the end of May. Here it spent the next two months, tours of duty in the trenches alternating with periods in huts at Dickebusch.

The Germans opposite the battalion were fairly lively and there were much trench-mortaring and sniping, varied by occasional bombardments."

Sotonmate pretty much hit the nail on the head with his post,

regards Stuart.

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Very many thanks to you both for your replies, they are much appreciated! Once again the knowledge of this wonderful forum has proved invaluable.

Thank you again!

Kind regards

Pat

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