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Lewis Bithell, killed at Passchendale


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Lewis Bithell, Private 40429 of the South Staffs regiment, died of his wounds on the 18th October 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele. I have found various documents but can anyone steer me towards the War diaries for this regiment at this time please?

 

Regards, Bryan

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He is badged in the photo to the Leicestershire Regiment, did he have previous service with them?

 

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Apoarently so, earlier thread Graeme linked to confirms he was Leicesters prior to South Staffs.

 

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13 hours ago, BBithell said:

Lewis Bithell, Private 40429 of the South Staffs regiment, died of his wounds on the 18th October 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele. I have found various documents but can anyone steer me towards the War diaries for this regiment at this time please?

 

Regards, Bryan

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Have you got the article from the Evening Despatch from 1917?

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No, I don't have that article. I'd be grateful if you could send the link please. Thanks everyone for the information, he was my 1st cousin, 3x removed, a cousin of my great grandfather and I've only just found him. Up until that point I had thought that my family had been unusually lucky but it proves that I was being naive in my view.

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Thank you fo that - I had found and saved this many months ago and not thought them anything to do with my family and you have reminded me I have it. As always it raises another question - an adopted brother - my immediate ancestors are all known for being tall so who knows what happened there :)

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