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Another Farrah Brother KIA help needed

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Dazscuba

Thanks for all the info found on the previous brother who was KIA. I am researching 7 brothers who are a friends family.

looking for war diaries for 

 13th Batt East Yorks Reg for date of 13th Nov 1916 and any link to Ancestry would be appreciated. Hopefully then I can get a trench map for same time.

 

i know John Robert Farrah, 13/877 will not be in there but to find what was occurring on the month he went missing KIA would help 

 

thanks 

 

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Mark1959

See here

An attack by the British at Serre on the Somme.

Maps and some reports (some very faint) after Nov Diary - run through unti start of Dec diary. He appears as missing on a list of casualties on page 754 on ancestry

The loses were colossal and run pages 753-760

Some service papers survive

Edited by Mark1959

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Dazscuba

Reading the diary I sounds horrific with a vast amount of losses in KIa, wounds and missing. The fighting sounds really bad and the mud so so bad.

 

i believe that this is south of Serre can you just confirm this so I can look at a trench map.

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Dazscuba

Due to there not being any map ref I can’t seem to find Serre at all. Where is it near so I can maybe get to it from a larger location

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Mark1959

Look for Serre-les-Puisieux. East of Bapaume. North of Beaumont Hamel.

The map on page 767 seems to be base on a trench map. See numbers on squares. Looking at the maps looks like we are taking just SE or SSE of Serre.

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Dazscuba

Cheers Mark found a map and yes sse of Serre as it says on the hand written one 600 yds I believe 

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MaxD
Dazscuba

They are a lot better thanks Max

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