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Annette Burgoyne

Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

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13 hours ago, John Dunn said:

Questions requiring answers


Medals were sent by registered post to the next of kin, if they were returned undelivered this was noted on the Medal Rolls.  There is no such note on either Roll, therefore they were received.  His gratuity as shown on soldiers effects was divided between his brother and sisters. They may have gone to  his parents as shown on CWGC, often the medals were similarly split amongst family members.


The Brigade war diary shows the 5th KSLI was attached to 7th Sherwood Foresters 139 Brigade 46th (North Midland) Division on the 6th June for training.   Unfortunately I can’t find a trench map (28 SW1) with the trenches shown in 1915. This map is from 1916

https://maps.nls.uk/view/101464939. In any event we don’t know which Company of the Sherwoods he was attached to.


As to how he was killed we are unlikely to know, while soldiers had a death certificate it usually states ‘killed in France’/ ‘action’.  The fact two men from the same Company were wounded perhaps suggests it may have been a blast injury.  The daily attrition of trench warfare.




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John Dunn

Hi Ken

Thank you very much for this information which will allow me to progress a little further with this history.



John Dunn


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