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familyhistoryman

I need help with information on the 2nd Line. 3rd West Lancashire Field Ambulance. I am researching Arthur Capstick who attested in March 1915 at Blackpool (No 1975). He was later attached to the 65th Field Ambulance when he died of wounds on 7 Sep 1918

Tony

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Ken Lees

Have you seen the war diary? It should be available on Ancestry and/or the National Archives website. 

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familyhistoryman
57 minutes ago, Ken Lees said:

Have you seen the war diary? It should be available on Ancestry and/or the National Archives website. 

Ken

Not yet seen the war diaries

Tony

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TEW

Not seeing a diary for 2/3 West Lancs Field Ambulance on TNA. They have 1/3, 3/2, & 2/1. Perhaps the 2/3 WLFA was a home establishment and men were moved to EG 1/3 WLFA for sevice abroad.

 

Or you want 3/2 WLFA?

 

65 FA does report 3 killed and 2 wounded 7/9/1918 when a shell hit one of the huts (map ref given).

That would mean he died of wounds received on 7/9/18 but could have died later on the same day. I see he was originally buried as an UBS.

TEW

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familyhistoryman

Thanks for your help with this. I posted the message whilst I am visiting my daughter who lives in Germany. I will be checking the local newspapers when in rest home to see if there is a report of his death

Tony

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DaveR
Posted (edited)

2/3 WLFA was renamed 64 FA for overseas service, similarly 3/3 WLFA became 65 FA. They both served with 21 Division.

 

The War Diary of 21 Div's ADMS has:

7.9.18 A direct hit on ADS of 65 FA killed 3 of the personnel & wounded 9.

Dave

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familyhistoryman

Dave

Thanks for the explanation on the 2/3 WLFA

Tony

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TEW

64 FA dairy starts 29/8/1915 Witley Camp. They left Southampton for Le Havre 10/9/1915 on 2 different vessels both arriving 11/9/1915. No obvious lists of men being transferred, promoted, wounded etc. But didn't check every page.

TEW

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familyhistoryman

Thanks

Tony

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DaveR

Capstick attested with 3WLFA and was mobilised with 65 FA the same day. There's no clear date break between enlisting with 2/3WLFA and 3/3WLFA. Up until leaving Blackpool it could have been with either. U.18.d.2.8 is the map reference of the Advanced Dressing Station so presumably Capstick was in the Tent Subdivision.

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