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7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regt in 1916 / 17


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Cpl Norman Henry Harbord   - Enlisted 19 Jan 1916    KIA  31 AUG 1917 France & Flanders     

Burial  -   Fampoux, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais,

 

Looking for any information about the movement of 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment between 19 January 1916 when he enlisted and 31 August 1917 when he was killed in action (where I don't yet know)

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Steve,

Welcome to the Forum. For a start, click on the 'Long, Long Trail' tab at the top of this page, then click 'Regiments and Corps', then 'Infantry', then 'Lincolnshire' and scroll down. This will give you the outline detail. If you have Ancestry, you will find the battalion's War Diary (a daily record of the Battalion's war, written by them) on it: click here

If you don't have Ancestry, or a similar site that holds war diaries, it can be found in the National Archives: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7352935. You can go there to view it, or download it for a fee, as you will see.

Best wishes,

Acknown

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I assume you have seen his CWGC entry: https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/532922/harbord,-norman-henry/. He was one of two soldiers of the battalion killed that day whilst it was holding the line in the Greenland Hill area about 3-4 km east of Fampoux.

Acknown

 

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Steve,

Other rank casualty names are seldom mentioned in War Diaries. As you probably know, his Service Record survives: click here (Ancestry), but therein, it only states 'killed in action - place not stated'.

Otherwise, you could search for a local Hull or Grimsby newspaper story from that time. Your library, if you live there, or try The National Newspaper Archive online.

Acknown

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