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George William Henry Denton, private 20954 Norfolk Regt, DOW.


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George William Henry Denton 1883-1917, died at home in Great Yarmouth 25th October 1917 of wounds received.

Private 20954 1st battalion Norfolk Regiment, 5th Division.

Can any member guide me? Unsure which action he was wounded in and therefore how long he had been home in Great Yarmouth.

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20953 was a Derby Scheme volunteer who attested in Huddersfield in December 1915 and was posted to the Norfolk Regiment on 13 July 1916 (posted to the 7th Bn he was wounded around 20th August 1917)

And your man's service record is also on FMP he also attested in Huddersfield, they were both bricklayers so probably mates.

Overseas 23/11/1916 posted 1st Bn the following day. He actually died in hospital in Liverpool, (G)SW wound right thigh wounded 9th October 1917. There is even the telegram requesting his body be sent home.

The date is Third Ypres (Battle of Poelcappelle) but no doubt the diary will confirm CWGC shows 48 dead from the Norfolk Regt for that date - haven't looked at them all but most are from 1st Bn.

Ken

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That's great Ken, many thanks.

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