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Remembered Today:

Sergeant A.E Boucher - Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Gary Fisher

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After seemingly finishing my search for members of my club who died in WW1 I have found another.

Sergeant A.E Boucher of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He died in October 1917.

Can anyone advise on what the Dublin Fusiliers were doing around this time & where?

It seems strange to me that a Manchester lad ended up in the Dublin Fusiliers and did not go into a local regiment like the Manchesters.

Thanks in advance.


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Gary - looks like the the Battle of Broodseinde, 4 October 1917 where the 1st Royal Dublin Fusiliers, part of the 29th Divison, British 5th Army, advanced towards Poellcappell beside the ANZACs


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I have a copy of the war diary though not a very legible copy. They attacked towards Goedtervesten Farm and Chinese House - northeast of Langemarck. They lost 21 men killed, 105 wounded and 25 missing.

There is a three-page after action report (which is readable) which I can email you if you can message me an email address.

Kind regards


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Ken / Colin,

Thank you for your prompt responses.

I had not heard or read of the actions you describe.

Colin - I would love to read the war diary extract. I am a forum 'new boy' - How do you undertake a personal message?



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