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The 7th Suffolks


Ellen1914
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Does anyone know anything about the 7th Suffolks and their War Diary because im trying to trace some of the men from my village and it is proving very difficult.

Thanks

Ellen :poppy:

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Hello Ellen

Welcome to the Forum. The diaries are at the National Archives in Kew under the number WO 95/1852. Unfortunately, at the moment they are not digitised although the plan is that they will be over the next few years. You can view them at Kew, there are other threads on the Forum explaining how to do this.

Jim

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Hi Ellen

I've written a short book about a Walsall lad who was transferred to 7/Suffolks from 1/5 South Staffordshire in late 1916. He was killed on 28th April 1917 on Orange Hill during the attack towards Pelves Mill near Roeux (Battle of Arleux, Arras). I have access to the 7/Suffolks war diary for the months of November 1916 to April 1917 (from the days when you could order photocopies from the National Archives!).

Recommended useful publications include:

Murphy, Lt.-Col. C.C.R. – ‘The History of the Suffolk Regiment, 1914-1927.’

Scott, Maj.-Gen. Sir Arthur B. and Brumwell, P. Middleton, MC, CF – ‘The

History of the 12th (Eastern) Division in the Great War, 1914-1918.’

If you have any specific questions I'm happy to try to answer them.

Best of luck

Ken

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Thank you to both of you, This will come in VERY handy.

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Ellen :poppy:

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