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scheunes

Information regarding the 11th Btn movements

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scheunes

Looking for some information as to the actions of the 11th Bn. Royal Scots between January and July 1916. As I’d like to know more about my Great Uncle: Lance Corporal Joseph Walker, Service No 23543, KIA 3 July 1916

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dgibson150

The War Diary is available to download from the National Archives here.

Also the history of the 9th (Scottish) Division is available online here

David

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John Milner

British Battalions on the Somme: 

1/7/1916 In Corps reserve at Copse Valley.

2/7/1916 Moved forward and relieved 17th Manchesters at Montauban.  Took part in operations at Bernafay Wood.

8/7/1916 Relieved and to Billon Wood.

 

John

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8055Bell

3 casualties of 11/Royal Scots have known graves for 3rd July.  One was buried in Glatz Redoubt (with an unidentified 11/Royal Scots) and concentrated to Serre Road II in 1931.  The other two men were buried next to the sw corner Bernafay Wood.  The 17/Manchester line was much further north, so I have no have explanation for the Glatz casualty.  The Bernafay burials fit with John's post above. 

 

Richard Starkie of 17/Manchesters was exhumed from Glatz in 1928.  This should have been an obvious place to seek burials and possibly indicates how (un)thorough the concentration parties had been.

 

Tim

 

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