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Can any member tell me where the 5th Bn. N/Derby were when 1440 Pte. Frank Hitchcock 5th Bn. Notts and Derby was killed in action on the 25th May 1915. Were they at Kemmel,? he is buried in Loker Churchyard. Thanks JG

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John,

the war diary states 22/24 in trenches (Rossignol) which was in Kemmel sector. Interestingly it also records no casualties during this period. 25th May is shown as back to bivouacs. 5th Bn War History has him listed as killed 25/5/15. Could he have died of wounds?

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Mark

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War Diary has - 1/5th 25 May 1915 Back to same bivouacs - casualties none killed, 14 wounded.

Did he die of wounds? - yes he died of wounds on 25th according to my SDGW N&D book.

Steve

Too slow :w00t:

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Thanks, Chris, Mark, Steve. It looks he dow. His brother 1439/200081 Alfred also served in the 5th Bn. he survived the war. I have both photos of the brothers. Thanks again. JG

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