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Only one found on CWGC; can someone please check SDGW for a connection to Bargoed (Glamorgan) for the following: BERRINGTON, L W,

Private 93682, RWF, 17th Bn, Died 9 Nov 1918, St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Grave Ref: III. Z. 11.

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Name: Leonard Walter Berrington

Birth Place: Fleur-de-lis, Mon.

Residence: Bargoed, Mon.

Death Date: 9 Nov 1918

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: Newport, Mon.

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Battalion: 17th Battalion

Number: 93682

Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Comments: Formerly 49366, South Wales Borderers.


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Looks like there are some Service records on Ancestry -

Name: Leonard Walter Berrington
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Age at Enlistment: 18
Residence: 38 North Rd, Bargoed
Document Year: 1916
Regimental Number: 40366
Regiment Name: Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Number of images: 25
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Leonard enlisted in April 1918 as 49366 SWB. In August he was sent to France and to a Base Depot. There, on 28 8 1918, he was transferred to RWF 93682 and to 17th Bn.

He was wounded to the head on 4th November and subsequently died of those wounds on the 9th.

The War Diary states that the Battalion was involved in an attack at 6 15 am that morning on a portion of Forest de Mormal. They suffered casualties of 7 Killed , 41 Wounded.

This was their last hostile action before armistice one week later.

He lived at address given by John above. His parents lived at 10 Hill Street, Bargoed.


edit: correct number

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