GrahamC Posted 24 December , 2011 Share Posted 24 December , 2011 (edited) Hi guys Pt. Herman Douglas EVISON - one of my local Memorial men, was killed in action on that fateful day, 1 July 1916. He initially enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters - Number 31491 - before transferring to the Machine Gun Corps (70th Coy.) - Number 5689. I was wondering if anyone could hazard a guess, based on Service Numbers, when he enlisted (by comparisons I am verging towards Sept/Oct 1915) into which Battalion (6th ??) and when he might have transferred to the M.G.C. Also - where were the 70th Coy M.G.C. on the first day of he Battle of the Somme? Many thanks as ever and a Happy Christmas. Graham Just found THIS POST which helps a bit with what was happening on the 1st July. Following that logic the 11th S.F. seem favourite as it was in the same (70th) Brigade. Edited 24 December , 2011 by GrahamC Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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