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while researching a soldier who died 25/12/14 in soldiers effects it refers to place of death Riudenboock,

KIA any know where this is.

Thanks in advance

 

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jonbem

If you can give his name, number and regiment it may help investigation

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Boforsgun

John McCann (served as Brown) 7236  2nd Bn South Lancashire Regt Died 25/12//1914  age 29

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jonbem

Here is the war diary on national archives, for a fee.

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1 hour ago, jonbem said:

Here is the war diary on national archives, for a fee.

 

If you are going down that route I would tend to suggest go for the Brigade Diary - in this case its the 7th Brigade, then serving in the 3rd Division.

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/order-of-battle-of-divisions/3rd-division/

 

While these cover a much shorter period, they also included a copy of the war diary for each of the units that made up the brigade - quite often in a typed rather than handwritten format. In my experience they tend to included appendices and maps that may have gone walkies from the Battalion War Diary, plus they give a more rounded view of events.

 

The one covering November & December 1914 is on the National Archive site here: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14052959

However both Battalion and Brigade should be visible on Ancestry if you subscribe.

 

One of the units that made up the Brigade was the 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, and a basic transcript of the War Diary is available at the website for the Regimental Museum they share with the Royal Berkshire Regiment.

 

24th December 1914. Marched from LOCRE at 3.15p.m. and proceeded via KEMMEL to the section of trenches known as J. Took over from Northumberland Fusiliers, completed by 8.30p.m. Night spent improving trenches. 1 killed, 2 wounded.

 

25th December 1914. Location Kemmel, Belgium. In trenches. A thick fog all day. Practically no shelling on either side, but a little sniping in the trenches. The same system was in vogue in the trenches i.e. one Coy in the fire trenches, one in support, one in reserve. Owing to moonlight a good deal of difficulty in relieving fire trenches. Cold. 2 killed, 1 wounded, 1 missing.

https://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/research/war-diaries

 

Two of the deaths are recorded on CWGC as having occurred on the 24th December 1914, although the second who died may have been from wounds. Private H E Slater is buried in La Laterie Military Cemetery. (Soldiers Died in the Great War has him down as Killed in Action).

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/95365/slater,-/

 

CWGC has this to say about the cemetery.

 

Location Information

La Laiterie Military Cemetery is located 7 Kms south of Ieper town centre on the Kemmelseweg (N331), connecting Ieper to Kemmel. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N336). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg made prominent by a level crossing. The cemetery is located on the right hand side of the road, 5 Kms after joining the Kemmelseweg.

 

History Information

The cemetery, named from a dairy farm, was begun in November 1914 and used until October 1918 by units holding this sector of the front. The different plots were, to a great extent, treated as regimental burial grounds; the majority of the graves in Plots II, III and X, for instance, were those of the 26th, 25th and 24th Canadian Infantry Battalions, respectively, and all but one of the graves in Plot VIII are those of the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers.

Source: https://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/9200/la-laiterie-military-cemetery/

 

The 2nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment is not likely to have been that far away unless they had been rotated out of the front-line.

 

Hope that helps,

Peter

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RaySearching

The battalion were on the 25th In trenches East of Lindenhoek

on the 25th casualties were 3 killed 3 wounded

 

 

Ray

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tootrock

Riudenboock is a misspelling of Lindenhoek?

 

Martin

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RaySearching
9 hours ago, tootrock said:

Riudenboock is a misspelling of Lindenhoek?

 

Martin

 

Appears to be 

note the ? mark on the effects record querying the place

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Ray

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PRC

Looking at the shaping of the lower case "n" in "Lancashire" and "Action", I would say there are two "n"'s in the mystery word. As "Rindenboock" it would make a possible mis-transcription of Lindenhoek even more likely.

 

Cheers,

Peter

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Boforsgun

Thank you to all, you have answered my question and provided more information as well.

 

Mel.

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