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203214 Frank Passmore 1st/5th Bn South Staffs

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Hello, I'm not sure if this is the correct place for this request but I am hoping that someone may be able to help or point me in the right direction.

I am trying to find any info on my Great great uncle Drummer 203214 Frank Passmore 1st/5th Bn South Staffs who was killed on 8/6/1917 In France.

I have found out that his Battalion was in the same brigade as Mrs Wain's relative who served in the 1st/5th Bn North Staffs, so I was hoping that someone may have any info in which engagement Drummer Passmore was killed or any other info about his death.

Many thank

Jim Swingler

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Totally the wrong place to post as this thread is about the 5th NORTH Staffordshire Regiment.

This said I can tell you he served in "C" Company, and was killed whilst his battalion was holding trenches in the Lieven area near Lens in a raid on Nash Alley

Casualties for the day are recorded as 9 other ranks killed, 2 officers and 5 other ranks wounded.

The War Diary records,

“7 June 1917 - Quiet day in support. “C” and “D” Companies busy training in Bully Grenay. Heavy enemy shelling over this area and 6th Division (on our left) during the night.

Relieved 1/6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment in the trenches during the night, taking 3 days rations. Wire in front of Novel Alley was cut during the night, and trench cleared from blowing in previous night.

8 June 1917 - Very quiet day. At 7pm “C” and “D” Companies took up positions in assembly trenches and at 8.30pm went over.”



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