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Pte Roland Kershaw was with the Manchesters (2945 5th Btn Territorial Force, then 43809 18th Btn after Army Council Instruction 1499, September 1916)

He was transferred to 1/6th Btn on 7th April 1918 as part of the army structure reorganisation.

He was gassed on 4th Aug 1917 and spent 2 months in Leith War Hospital, Seafield recovering before returning to the Front.

He was KIA on the first day of the Battle of the Canal Du Nord 29th September 1918.


During activities in July & August 1918 he seems to have suffered a lot, and I'm having difficulties reading the entries on the Casualty Form.

Here is a scan of the entries on the Form; I can read CCF but the remainder is too cryptic for me, so any help with this is greatly appreciated.


Thanks in anticipation;



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Looks to me like:


21 July - 3 Casualty Clearing Station

28 July - 11 Stationary Hospital

03 Aug - 74 General Hospital

11 Aug - 13 Convalescent Depot
2 Sep - H Infantry Base Depot



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1/3 E (ast) L (ancs) Field Ambulance     -Flue    Field


other entries as Craig's list        - Debility Mild     Rouen then Trouville then Etaples

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Thanks for such a quick response, I think it all makes sense to me now.

I can read the 17-9-18 entry which says "1/6 Manchester Regiment, Rejoined Unit"; less than 2 weeks later he was with the Manchesters as they advanced on the Hindenburg Line which is where he lost his life.

The GWF once again proves its worth.

Thanks again.

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