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Fred Davies


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Hello

I'm trying to find any info about Fred Davies 40207 (from Kingswood Bristol) 8th Battalion North Staffs and their link with the Gloucestershire Regt., details of enlistment, his brothers William and Stanley who survived the war. I've visited the grave and believe he was involved in The Battle of Menin Road and DOW in Westoutre Field Hospital. Whilst he so say joined the Gloucestershire Regiment "Bristol Boys", "Glorious Glosters" why would he then be in the North Staffs.

Perhaps someone could point me in the right direction.

Many thanks.....

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This thread was originally posted incorrectly by a new member and was therefore invisible. - I have just revived it for him.

Keith

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Hi .

Here's a start for you

Prince of Wales ( North Staffordshire's ).

Born: Deloar, Canada.

Enlisted: Bristol.

D of W'

France & Flanders.

Can't find any information on him being in the Gloucestershire Regiment.

THIRD BATTLES OF YPRES, JUNE TO NOVEMEBER 1917

8th NORTH STAFFORDSHIRES

19th ( Western Division ( N.A. ): Major General C D Shute

Battle of Messines 7 to the 14 June { IX Corps, Second Army ).

Battle of the Menin Road 20 to the 25 Sept ( IX Corps, Second Army ).

Battle of Polygon Wood 26 Sept to 3 Oct ( IX Corps, Second Army ).

Battle of Broodseinde 4 Oct ( IX Corps, Second Army ).

First Battle of Passendale 12 Oct ( IX Corps, Second Army ).

Second Battle of Passendale 26 Oct to the 10 Nov ( IX Corps, Second Army ).

Gerwyn

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Taffy

The 40*** number sequence for the North Staffs was one of the sequences used to renumber transferees from other Regiments and Training Reserves at the Infantry Base Depot in F&F.

It was commonplace for soldiers who were either newly trained or returning after recovery from wounds to be transferred to other regiments on a needs must basis.

As far as I can tell your man arrived in France around April/May 1917 and was transferred around that time into the North Staffs.

Mel

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Can't find any information on him being in the Gloucestershire Regiment.

Ditto !!

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