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Remembered Today:

Second Lieutenant Frank WOOD


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There is an Unknown 2nd Lieutenant from the Lancashire Fusiliers buried in Vichte Military Cemetery grave IV.B.5:


He was exhumed from 28.K.29.a.3.7. There was heavy fighting in that area from 29 september till 14 october 1918 during the final advance. CWGC has only one 2nd Lieutenant from the Lancashire Fusiliers listed on a memorial to the missing for that timeframe:

The 1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers was there at that time and the war diary is quite detailed for the day he died: 30th September 1918:

War diary part Frank Wood.jpg


In the meanwhile on the left flank the line reached by "B" Co. Was K.29.c.3.0. -  K.29.a.3.0. (Note: Green line on map below) An endeavour to reach the railway was made by 2/Lt. Wood and his platoon but the platoon suffered heavy casualties and  2/Lt. Wood was killed and further progress was not practicable.


Other casualties from the 1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers who died at that time and were recovered from the same area:
2nd Lieutenant  LAW, C E (he is not in the war diary), his remains were recovered from 28.k.28.c.5.5 :

Privates Newman, Rowlands and Daniels from 28.k.35.a.
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/162798/DANIELS, WILLIAM

Private Clayton from 28.k.34.b.9.4 :

They are all marked on the map below. The unknown 2nd Lieutenant was found slightly more to the north than the others because he attached from the left flank.


Trench map annotaded.jpg


Is this good enough to be accepted by the CWGC/MOD ?

Edited by LDT006
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