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2nd Bn SWB Holloway, stevens, griffiths graves photo


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I have a series of photos from the front by a reverend in the 2nd SWB. Any assistane gratefully received

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If no-one turns anything up before this evening, I'll have a rummage through the regimental history.

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I have a series of photos from the front by a reverend in the 2nd SWB. Any assistane gratefully received

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=436505

Name: HOLLOWAY

Initials: A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Corporal

Regiment/Service: South Wales Borderers

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Date of Death: 06/10/1917

Service No: 9240

Awards: M M

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 56.

Cemetery: BLEUET FARM CEMETERY

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=436673

Name: STEVENS, TOM ALBAN

Initials: T A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: South Wales Borderers

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Age: 20

Date of Death: 05/10/1917

Service No: 30312

Additional information: Son of Arthur John and Emily Stevens, of 38, Grove Rd., Risca, Newport, Mon.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 54.

Cemetery: BLEUET FARM CEMETERY

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=436469

Name: GRIFFITHS

Initials: D G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: South Wales Borderers

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Age: 27

Date of Death: 05/10/1917

Service No: 285128

Additional information: Son of Robert Lewis Griffiths and Ellen Griffiths, of 3, Water St., Abergwynolwyn, Towyn, Merioneth.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 57.

Cemetery: BLEUET FARM CEMETERY

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Thanks would be interested in the history as i have a series of photos which follow the 2nd bn swb through from feb 1917. i have the 29th division history and rev kennelm swallow is mentioned in that a few times.

Trevor

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The regimental history (CT Atkinson) comments:

"...it was this new front line, stretching from Japan House on the left, past Goed ter Vesten Farm nearly to 19-metre hill,a total of 1,800 yards, that the 2nd SWB took over on October 5th. It was a difficult relief; the country was unknown, two of the officers sent ahead to reconnoitre had been hit, Second Lieutenant Lowe being killed and Second Lieutenant Gibbon wounded, the guides did not know the way, the going was bad and the enemy's shellingwas steady and caused several casualties. It continued to be fairly troublesome throughout the next four days (October 5th-8th) and its casualties for the tour totalled nearly 50..."

"Good work was done in patrolling, especially by Corporal Smith of D Company and Lance Corporal bentley of A, but having been relieved on the evening of October 8th the battalion was not involved in the Battle of Poelcappelle next day".

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