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6868 pte Jones w Lancashire fusiliers


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I am looking for information about my granddad who fought at the third battle of ypres. All I know he was taken prisoner then he was bayoneted as a pow. Hoping this helped by the way he was in 1/5 bn

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Hello Dave

When was he born ?Where did he come from ? What was his first name ?

Charlie

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Dave

He was also  D Company, 1/5 LNLancs 26796 and it is under this that you will find him on the ICRC PoW records PA21085 (you may have to scroll down). Captured Cambrai 30/11/17

                  

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Says wounded right arm (Kugel ) Kugel means by a bullet .  Treated at Celle Lazerette (Hospital)

 

The above is a listing March 1918 for Soltau PoW Camp.

Charlie

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Had no scars on àrm but a scàr on ŕight side of stomach. By the way charlie962 many thanks for what you done up till now. Ì was serving soldier for 23 years.

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Dave17,

The wounds noted in the ICRC record will be those at the time of capture rather than the subsequent incident to which you referred. Was the latter just after capture or much later ?

 

The War Diary for 1/5th LNLancs is available here at National Archives for download at GBP3.50

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Unlikely to mention your GF by name but will explain the context at the time of his capture. I am presuming that he was captured when the Germans counter attacked on 30th November and  recovered all the ground they had lost the previous week in that initially successful British tank battle.

Here is an extract from a website on The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

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Charlie

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I see there was a William Jones aged 13, son of Harry and Annie, on the 1911 Census for 82 (as opposed to 22 in ICRC) Harrietta Street. Is this your GF ?

The Census would give birth 1898 as you originally indicated rather than 1899 per the ICRC.

 

The 1901 Census for Back Lane Broughton has him aged 2.

 

Charlie

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