malcmere Posted 14 November , 2013 Share Posted 14 November , 2013 Hi I am researching one of my ancestors 12197 Corporal Joseph Ogborn Royal Fusiliers (also spelt Ogburn) who died of wounds and is buried in Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery. Joseph initially joined the Royal Fusiliers 23 May 1906 for 6 years as per his attestation of the Militia documents In 1911 Census Joseph was with 2nd Royal Fusiliers in India Joseph I guess must have then been a reservist and was then mobilised and on his medal card index his date of entry to France is 13/8/14 and it lists he was with 4th RF and must have been at Mons. 01/08/15 Joseph got married to Harriet Eliza Jones his address on marriage certificate is Duke of York's School Dover 13/08/15 Joseph writes his will that was in his Army Service Book - leaving his property and effects to his wife. 01/10/15 Joseph died of wounds and buried at Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery whilst serving with 8th Royal Fusiliers. I have the diary of 8th Royal Fusiliers and 30/09/15 (1 other rank killed) 01/10/15 (1 man killed and 8 wounded) they relieved the Irish Guards in the Battle of Loos taking over sector from Gun Trench to Hulluch Quarries under heavy artillery fire. I am trying to pin point when Joseph was wounded. I presume that he could have been wounded on 30/09/15 or 01/10/15 when they relieved the Irish Guards and then have been taken to Noeux-Les-Mines dressing station where he died? Do you know if this was possible in this timeframe for him to have been taken there or is there a possibility he was wounded well before 30/09/15 - 01/10/15 and stayed in Noeux-Les-Mines dressing station as his wounds where serve? Was Noeux-Les-Mines dressing station just a temporary place where they dressed the soldiers wounds before they where quickly moved on to the hospitals further away from the firing line? If so he would have been wounded on a date close to his death? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Malcolm Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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