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Private 102600 Walter Woods,Sherwood Foresters


Lancejack146
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Hi

I'm looking for any information, photographs on Private Walter Woods who served in the 2nd Battalion,Notts & Derby ( Sherwood Foresters ). Walter was killed in action on the 18th November 1918 aged 19 and is buried in the Brancourt-Le-Grand Military Cemetery. The only in formation I have has come from the CWGC website.

Any information on Walter would greatly appreciated

Kind regards

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MIC adds nothing except ref to the medal rolls

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It may help if you could provide more detail about him if you have it.

Where was he from?

Parents names?

Dave

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Hi Lancejack146,

The medal rolls show him as having also served with the 2/5 Sherwood Foresters, so possibly (though utter speculation on my part) he transferred when the unit was reduced to cadre strength following the heavy losses sustained at Noreuil on 21st March 1918 http://buxtonwarmemorials.mrallsophistory.com/files/5th%20Sherwood%20Foresters[sue%20Light][1].pdf .

In the Registers of Soldiers' Effects he is shown as "death presumed" on 8th October 1918. A War Gratuity payment of £8 10s was paid to his father (George), so using the rates in the link that Craig gave in post #35 of this topic http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=223351&page=2 it should be possible to calculate roughly when his war service began.

SDGW gives him enlisting in Willesden, and a residence of Stonebridge, Middlesex.

Good luck with your research.

Regards

Chris

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His number - 102600 - suggests that he was posted to the Sherwood Foresters (from the training Reserve) in February 1918, possibly the 3rd Battalion based at Sunderland, but could equally be any of the 'home service Battalions' of the Notts & Derby.

Chris - good idea about Cadre - May 1918

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cheersMike

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