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Remembered Today:

LONDON REG - R F CRABB (DOW)


andrew.gillsfc

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Hi

Does anyone have any details on where in the Somme the following soldier was the day he got wounded:

Name:

Richard Francis Crabb

Residence:

Littleport

Death Date:

8 Sep 1916

Death Location:

France & Flanders

Enlistment Location:

Shaftesbury St., N.

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

London Regiment

Battalion:

4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)

Number:

3299

Type of Casualty:

Died of wounds

Thanks

Andrew

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War Diary for that day

"march to trenches and relieve 2nd ROYAL SCOTS in HULLOCH LEFT SECTOR relief complete 3.30pm. Major Meade 2nd Lt Edwards 5 OR wounded"

Eddie

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Wrong unit. 1/4th Londons, 168th Brigade, 56th Division, were preparing for an attack the following day and spent the night in assembly trenches just west of Leuze Wood (west of Combles) waiting for the attack in the early hours of the 9th September.

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He's in the 1/4th London Regt (Royal Fusiliers) not the 4th Royal Fusiliers (City of London ) Regt. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial as a soldier missing on the Somme. He was in the same battalion as my grandfather who won the MC on the following day.

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