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I am researching a Cpl Alfred Bonham of the 7th Beds Regiment, he came from Linslade in Bedfordshire .

He was wounded on July 1st 1916 and his number is listed in a war diary list as 16599 (these numbers have proven to be inaccurate in the past).

There is no MRI card for this name or number combination, but a card for Alfred Bonhan does exist, but with number 16952, he is also shown as being Sgt 33694 in the York and Lancs Rgt.

The entry into France corresponds with the 7th Beds so I suspect it is the same man.

Can anyone tell me what battalion of the Y&L he was with and give me an idea of the date he was transferred from Bedford's from his number?

Any help will be much appreciated!

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Sorry I have nothing to offer (have tried a wide variety of sources without luck) so if you get no joy here John, email me and I will have a look at the man's VM Roll when next at Kew to see if the previous unit is recorded and gives any firm evidence.

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Yes a bit of a mystery.

There is a newspaper article stating he was severely wounded (after July 1st) with bullet wounds to head, his mother had been called for.

so i was surprised he seems to have recovered (if same man).


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