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Charles A. Yates 10th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment


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Hello

I'm trying to obtain information on the activities of the 10th battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment on July 7, 1916.  

On that date my great uncle Charles A. Yates, Pvt , service number 6513, was killed in action near Albert, France.

if anyone has access to a war diary for the battalion I would be greatful if you could research the date.

I am having difficulty accessing information from the archives.

thank you

Peter Wallis

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You can download  the war diary from the National Archives for £3.45

 

However the entry for the 7th July simply says 'The day was spent on cleaning. Part of the Battalion went to the Baths.'

 

On Ancestry here

 

SDGW shows 'died of wounds' 6 July 1916

 

Soldiers Effects shows place of death 76 Field Ambulance 6 July 1916

 

The Bn was in action and taking casualties, mainly from shelling on the 2nd and 3rd July, 31wounded on the 2nd and 27 on the 3rd.  Their attack on the 1st was postponed.

 

CWGC also gives death as 6 July.

 

Ken

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Hi Peter,

 

According to SDGW, your relative died of wounds on that date, rather than was killed in action. Most likely he was wounded in the action on 3/7/16.

 

Ancestry military records are free this weekend, so you can view the war diary there - http://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/remembrance

 

 

Edit - Sorry, I see that Ken has pretty much said all that!

 

 

 

 

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