Guest clogauminer Posted 30 November , 2011 Share Posted 30 November , 2011 Hi, My grandfather's eldest brother was a Robert Owen Thomas and was a Lance Corporal with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers 9th Bn. I have found the following details on the CWGC site Name:THOMAS, ROBERT OWEN Initials:R O Nationality:United Kingdom Rank:Lance Corporal Regiment/Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers Unit Text:9th Bn. Age:28 Date of Death:29/08/1918 Service No:20915 Additional information:Son of John and Sarah Thomas, of Glesgoed, Llanfachreth, Merioneth. Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference:VIII. H. 12. Cemetery:NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY From information passed on from my father, it seems that he was taken as a POW during some confusion as to who had a particular trench as it had changed hands many times during that period and taken to a camp in Germany where he died from starvation. A fellow POW from the same village was with him but survived and came back to tell the story. Any further information would be greatly appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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