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Death William Hind - 295th Labour Corps


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I plan on visiting my Great Uncles War Grave in France this summer and am trying to obtain as much information as possible before leaving.

William Robson Hind was born in 1894 in Paisley Scotland, he joined the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders before being transferred to 295th Company Labour Corps due to his

eyesight.

From what the family tell me he was knocked down by one of his own trucks in a town in France on Armistice Day, the CWGC give his date of death as the 14th November 1918, so he must have been ill in a field hospital for several days before he died.

He is buried at Y Farm Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, near Armentieres in France.

His medal card gives very little information and I have been unable to find a service record.

I would like to find out where he had been working prior to the accident and his death, if possible where the accident happened and what field hospital he was taken to so that I can visit some of these places along with

the war cemetery

Would searching the war diaries for this date help?

Can anyone suggest any routes I might follow to obtain further information?

Thanks in advance

Clare

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