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HI JUST TRYING TO RESEARCH WHAT THE ABOVE BTY WAS DOING AROUND THE 18 OCT 1918 WHEN MY GREAT UNCLE GUNNER WILLIAM JONES 42157 WAS KILLED BY A SHELL NEAR COUTRAI AGED 33 ( SEEMS QUITE OLD?)

PLUS HOW DID THE CHAIN OF COMAND WORK ABOVE THESE BTYS

ps am going to look at 29div war diaries soon

Cheers Simon

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Both the CWGC and the 29th Divisional Artillery, War Record and Honours Book 1915-1918 indicate that 42157 Gnr William Jones was killed on 21 October 1918 rather than 18 October 1918. The 29th DA War Record also indicates that he was serving with X/29 Battery but that at the time of his death he was attached to 13th Battery, RFA.

13th Battery was part of 17th Brigade, RFA which in turn served under the 29th Divisional Artillery. The 29th DA War Record states the following for 21 October 1918: "On the 21st a creeping barrage was fired at 15.30 for the 86th Infantry Brigade which captured the strong position at Banhout Bosch. All batteries were then ordered forward and were in action ready to fire a barrage for the attack of the 87th Infantry Brigade at 09.00 the following morning. The DAC moved to Staceghem."

The war diary for 17th Brigade, RFA for the period March 1916 to February 1919 can be found at the National Archives under WO95/2291; it might possibly yield further information.

Regards. Dick Flory

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