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William Plume


john w.

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I am currently writing a short article for a local magazine on William Plume.

He was in the 184th Siege Battery, 81st Brig, First Army.

He was wounded 15th June 1917, and died two weeks later.

According to his reocrd he went to Boulogne13th Oct 1916, so I assume he was on the Western Front. I have had a look at the research pages on the Long Long Trail, but cannot find where they were located, I suspect Arras, but cannot confirm this as I am unsure of the Division the 81st Brigade was linked to.

Can anyone help please..

John

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John.

184th Siege Battery RGA were in the Ypres area around the time of his death. Classed as Army Troops they would not have a divisional allegiance.

Roop

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Cheers...

I didnt know that was the case, need to find out more

Whereabouts in Ypres? any ideas?

Any idea of action going on in the area at the time of death?

John

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John.

The reference to First Army , 81st Brigade is the affiliation as of November 1918. Many batteries were moved south for the big battles for the Hindenburg Line and thus it is difficult to track their movements without a war diary.

Roop

Name: PATTERSON, ALEXANDER

Initials: A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

Unit Text: 184th Siege Bty.

Age: 25

Date of Death: 04/06/1917

Service No: 61089

Additional information: Son of Samuel and Sarah Patterson, of Lochans, Stranraer, Wigtown.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. E. 17.

Cemetery: VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY

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John.

Yes it can be pre-ordered and read/photographed whilst there. Depending on location it can be cheaper to acquire it online but whilst there it is possible to do more research.

If you use a camera there are some seats better than others ie near windows. Some chums are familiar which these are.

Roop

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I am currently writing a short article for a local magazine on William Plume.

He was in the 184th Siege Battery, 81st Brig, First Army.

He was wounded 15th June 1917, and died two weeks later.

According to his reocrd he went to Boulogne13th Oct 1916, so I assume he was on the Western Front. I have had a look at the research pages on the Long Long Trail, but cannot find where they were located, I suspect Arras, but cannot confirm this as I am unsure of the Division the 81st Brigade was linked to.

Can anyone help please..

John

John. my father was with the 184sb {morters}.on the july1 1916 he was awarded the mm at the somme. i hope will be of some help to you.

best wishes John

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