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Remembered Today:

9th Bn., Royal Fusiliers


Anthony Pigott
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Does anyone have any information about what was happening?

I'm trying to find out about:

Captain HERBERT MARTIN BENSON LAWFORD

9th Bn., Royal Fusiliers

who died age 29

on 07 October 1916

Son of Martin Benson Lawford and Emily Agnes Lawford, of Trewern, Oswestry, Salop.

(from CWGC)

who apparently went missing that day.

Thanks.

Anthony

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Anthony,

9th Royal Fusiliers were in reserve west of Gueudecourt on October 6th 1916 and on the 7th moved up to Gird support line suffering heavy losses in attack on Bayonet Trench.

Info from Westlake's Battalions on the Somme.

Bob.

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Anthony.

This is what "The Royal Fusiliers in the Great War" by H.C.O'Neil has to say about this day....

Dave.

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Here's the Official History's map of this day's action...

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...and this is an extract of trenchmap dated 7/10/16, showing Bayonet trench...

Dave.

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Regarding The Battle of Le Transloy - 1st - 18th October 1916.

An interesting site is - The Worcestershire Regiment - The Transloy Ridges (October 1916)

http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/wr.p...transloy_ridges

Regards

Richard

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Thank you all so much - what a terrific response!

Anthony

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