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CSM WANT - 2/Cheshires 8.5.15


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Hello

Seems I may have found a relative I havent researched until today (hangs head in shame)

Could anyone tell me what battalion was doing on the 8.5.15 when he was taken POW ?

Thanks

Ian

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Ian

WD says " 8 May 1915. Heavy bombardment of trenches about daybreak and continued incessantly until later the line was broken by a fierce infantry attack made with overwhelming numbers.

Killed 17 ORs. Wounded 3 Officers/200 ORs. Missing 10 O and 152 ORs".

Diary names RSM WANT (6510. Arthur) as one of them. It says RSM.

Large replacement draft received 2 days later !

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thanks for the info, does the diary say where?

cheers

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Arthur got the MSM, Gazetted on 30 Jan 1920.First landed France with Battalion 16 Jan 1915.Missed a treat as 28 Division went off to Salonika later !

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Cutting from Birkenhead Advertiser : 6th April 1918

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Thanks for the info.

Im assuming this is my relative as he is the only Arthur Want listed and the DOB I found on POW records matches when he was born. Family history is that he served in the Boer War saying he was older (QSA confirmed) and later in ww2 lying about his age saying younger. Might have emigrated to Australia ?

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