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Peter Bennett

Harold Ledgard

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Peter Bennett

His records have survived and state that he died on 23rd March 1918 in No. 56 CCS, if that was at Gezaincourt it would be unusual that he has no known grave but if it was still at Dernancourt (Edgehill) when he was buried it would explain why his grave was lost, as he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Would anyone know where exactly No. 56 CCS was on the 23rd.

 

Thank you

 

Private LEDGARD, HAROLD

Service Number 38719

Died 23/03/1918

Aged 22

7th Bn.
York and Lancaster Regiment

Son of Harvey Ledgard, of 35, Tenter Croft Rd., Crackenedge Lane, Dewsbury, Yorks.

Commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL

Cemetery/memorial reference: Bay 8.

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Peter Bennett
1 hour ago, DavidOwen said:

Peter

 

The diary should hopefully tell you - may be able to see it through the watermark....  looks like EDGEHILL to me?http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/19242dea85c547aeb27ab713217dee53

 

Regards

David

 

Thank you David, Edgehill it is !

 

That answers the question

 

Regards

 

Peter

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Mark1959

Dernancourt, according to the CWGC, was evacuated on 26/3/18 due to the German advance. Not re-captured until 9/8/18. Interestingly they say the 56 CCS was there April 1917 to Feb 1918.  So in theory gone by 23/3/18 but WD would be a primary source. 

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