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does any one know what battle was being fought on the 11 Aug 1915 when William Terry 6925 was killed and is buried in Guards Cem Windy Cnr Cuinchy

John

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Hello John

The official publication "Report of the Battles Nomenclature Committee" does not give any "Battles" in progress that day on the Western Front, although there was heavy fighting in Gallipoli on both the Helles and Suvla fronts.

There was a minor incident at Hooge on 9th August.

However, men were being killed every day by shelling and sniping, even when no "battle" was in progress. I once came across an incident where a man was killed "during the relief" of one unit by another. He was probably a bit careless when climbing out of a trench.

Ron

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John

The entry in the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards War Diary August 1915 simply states:

'Aug 1st to 14th - In trenches GIVENCHY'

Regards

Alan

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not obviously - just meant that the btn was in the trenches - some days the war diary details are scant - could just as much be a shell - trench raid - anything

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Coldstream records just confirm killed Givenchy

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Coldstreamer....hello. Is there a photo of Sergeants 3rd batt 1914 or prior anywhere thanks, Aldershot?

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Hi,

Can't help re photo but 3rd CG were at Chelsea Barracks Aug 1914.

They are on the 1911 census at The Tower of London having just returned to England after several years in Egypt.

1st CG were at Aldershot Aug 1914 and 2nd were at Windsor.

Steve Y

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Brilliant Steve looks like one web site has got duff info thank you Sean

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