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Remembered Today:

George Edwin Henn 64677 9th Bn Welsh Regiment


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The effects records show he was Killed In Action but don't mention anything further regarding death. He had 20 months quailifying service at the time of his death.

 

Craig

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Can't look now but will check Marden's Welsh regt history late tonight. Might not say much but...

 

Bernard

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His service records on Ancestry confirms that he was KIA on the 23rd. The battalion's war diary (also available on Ancestry or here at the National Archives) shows its involvement in the 19th Division's attack to capture the River Selle. The battalion advanced on the afternoon of the 22nd and during the night were relieved by elements of the 61st Division. No casualties are mentioned.

I see the CWGC grave registration record has the 24th as the date of his death but that's the exception.

Mike

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Marden's history doesn't really help, saying:

 

We left the 9th Welsh on 22nd October in billets at Rieux, waiting their turn to be thrown into the front line of the advance. On 1st and 2nd November the two leading Divisions of the XVI1 Corps had captured Preseau and Maresches after a stubborn fight, the enemy retiring to the high ground west of Jenlain, which overlooked that village and the small river, the Petit Aunelle

 

Bernard

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