Drew-1918 Posted 23 October , 2013 Share Posted 23 October , 2013 I would be very grateful for any help or advice with the following soldier's details. In most cases the evidence states that he was KIA fighting with the 9th London Rgt. However, there are a few bits of evidence which point to the fact that he may have been with the 6th London Rgt. at the time; James Henry Needs No. 415058 QVR. CWGC, SDGW, Regimental History and Death Cert.- Rfn., K.I.A. 10.9.18, 30, 9th Bn. London Regt., “C” Coy. Buried EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY. formerly 5149 11th Lon. Regt. Medal Roll- B.E.F. 9th London Regt. 8.2.17-18.8.176th Lon. Regt. 15.8.18-10.9.18 Soldiers’ Wills- 11th August 1918, 9th (Reserve) London Rgt. However, a cover page for the above will (dated 6.1.19) is a bit hard to read and ambiguous as to his Regt. (Please see picture attached). I cant tell if it is 6th or 9th Bn., or if it is just a mistake. Most evidence points to his being with the QVR when he died. Clearly it looks like he went out with the 9th Regt in Feb. 1917. Then, it looks like he was probably wounded and reverted back to the Reserve Rgt for a while before coming back out in August 1918 (where he also either writes his will, or more likely re-writes another one for some reason (He married in 1912, so I don't think that was why). But my question is; can anyone tell if he ended up in the 6th Bn. as seems to be implied by some of the evidence, or does he remain with the 9th Bn., which is how he is remembered by the CWGC and on the SDGW? Is there any other way I could find out? If he was merely 'posted' to the 6th Bn, would that be why he is still be remembered as 9th Bn.? TIA,Chris Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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