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10th Brigade, 4th Division - Brigade CO


James Brown
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Hi folks

Just tying up some loose ends to my research.

Looking for 2 things.

1. The commanding officer of the 10th Brigade on that fatefull day.

I know the objective's - the Heidekopf (Quadrilateral Redoubt), and to the South - the Redan Ridge and East to Munich Trench.

I have a man who was Machine Gun Corps, 10th Coy Infantry. Matthew McIntosh #16149 who was KIA.

2. Would he have went forward in the advance that morning or would he have been firing in support further back. I know there was an initial gain of some of the objectives, but could he have got forward to support.

Thanks

James

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Hi

I found out the CO at this post Here thanks to bmac....thanks Bill! your a star.

Still gratefull for any thoughts on the second part of my question.

Aye

James

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Still gratefull for any thoughts on the second part of my question.

From 4th Division Operation Orders June 1916

The 10th Bde on the right and 12th on the left were to go through the 11th Bde, whose task was to take the first 2 objectives, and capture the 3rd objective. The guns of the 10th MG Co were to go over with the attacking infantry and man strong points, help in any way to facilitate the advance of nearby troops and prepare and consolidate the new front line for defence. The casualties for the 10th Bde MG Co were:

Officers: 1 killed, 1 wounded, 2 missing

OR's: 2 killed, 15 wounded, 7 missing....Total 28

The 11th Bde MG Co had 69 casualties and the 12th suffered 65 casualties

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Thanks for that Martin. Very helpfull of you.

It sort of gives me closure on Matthew McIntosh KIA 1st July 1916. :poppy:

Aye

James

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