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Cliff. Hobson

Pte. Frederick Bridden. 6540. K.O.Y.L.I.

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Cliff. Hobson

A Friend whose Grandfather, (above) died according to the C.W.G.C. on the 18th November 1914, she says it was in 1918, when he was drowned on his way back to England., of this she is certain, yet he is commemorated on the Menin Gate panel 47. I appreciate it is most unlikely if it was 1918 his memorial inscription would not have been on the Menin Gate. He was in the 2nd Bn. K.O.Y.L.I.

Assuming the C.W.G.C. date is correct can anyne tell me where the 2nd Bn was at this time.

Cliff. Hobson

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Conor Dodd

SDGW gives him as KIA F & F so he musn't have drowned it also gives the same date hope that is of some help.

Conor :D

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Alan Seymour

"Assuming the C.W.G.C. date is correct can anyne tell me where the 2nd Bn was at this time"

British Battalions in France and Belgiumn 1914 by Ray Westlake has the following information on the 2nd Bn K.O.Y.L.I.

November 1914 -

14th To Hooge Wood and took part in attack on the Herenthage Chateau stables.

18th Heavy shelling caused several men to be buried alive.

Alan Seymour

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Cliff. Hobson

To. Conor & Alan,

Many thanks for your help, I will hopefully photograph his inscription this week-end and pay a visit to Hooge.

Cliff. Hobson.

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