DianeMain Posted 21 January , 2018 Share Posted 21 January , 2018 Hello all, I am new to this site, and I want to see if anyone can help me in tracing the steps of my Granddad, William Henry Speake, who was in the regiment shown above. I have attached his service record. Thankfully, he survived the war, including a gun shot wound to his back, a shrapnel injury to his neck, and scabies. I know what a few of the abbreviations in the record mean, such as "8 G H" meaning No. 8 General Hospital, which was just north of Rouen. But much of the rest is still foreign to me. He was my paternal grandfather, and I do know that he was wounded on 8th May 1915 at Shell Trap Farm, later renamed Mouse Trap Farm, and he was a Private in the 5th South Lancashire Regiment. I can see that he rejoined his battalion on 6th June of 1915. On 21st August of the same year, he suffered a shrapnel wound to the neck and was treated in the field. I would like to better understand where and how this would have happened. He returned home after the war, married my grandmother, and had four children (the youngest being my father). He eventually moved to America, and he lived to the age of 85. Thank you! Diane Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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