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20th battalion Durham light infantry


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seeking info on the possible actions and whereabouts that may have led to this chap dying of wounds any help appreciated

Walter Wallbanks

Private 202909 Durham Light Infantry Unit Text: 20th Bn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 27/10/1918 No: Additional information: Son of the late Joseph and Lydia Wallbanks

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With the 41st Division,

September--Lys & Ypres--Advanced to Wytschaete & Advanced from Kortewilde to Comines.

October 14/18th--Courtrai---Advanced from Gheluwe through Courtrai

October 19/20th--Crossed the River Lys & advanced to Knokke

October 25/26th--Captured Avelghem.

from British army Handbook ( A.Rawson).


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There is an excellent book written about 20 DLI called 'Wearside Pals' by John Sheen.

When I'm back home I'll have a look in my copy.


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