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Private SW Couchman - 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards - wounded?


Neil Mackenzie

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Private Sidney William Couchman of 4th Coy, 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards died of wounds on 13 February 1915 and is buried at Bethune Town cemetery.

Would anyone be able to confirm where and when he was wounded?

I suspect it might have been on 1st February in an action at the Railway Triangle near Cuinchy. This is pretty much the same location as Fritz Limbach was to lose his life in September that year if you are following that particular topic.

Many thanks

Neil

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Unusually the coldstream records dont even state where he died

you will need his service papers ideally as other wise its pure speculation

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war diary says 5 killed and died of wounds on this date (no names)

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Many thanks. Were those casualties on 13 February? As he died of wounds on 13 February and was buried at Bethune I thinking he was wounded at least a few days before then - but that is an assumption of course.

Neil

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yes.

you are probably right that it was a few days before - but until you look at his papers you wont know for sure

papers are not at the NA or on line - only place to get them is from the archives at Wellington Barracks - £30

you could try local newspapers ?

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