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Remembered Today:

Edward Neale 160th Bde. KIA 7-6-1917. 34th Ammunition Col. RFA. Saint-Nicolas.


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Hi There,

Just wondering can anyone help with this request.

Have got the MIC, CWGC, Regimental Awards Pages, etc. for Gnr. Edward Neale.

Would really like to know more about the last few days/action and events leading up to 7-6-1917 which is when he died along with some of his chums.

Edward is buried at Saint-Nicolas, Pas-de-Calais, France. 

Can anyone help with diaries, movements, actions, battery positions, trench maps of that time/area?

All help much appreciated.

Regards and keep well.

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21 minutes ago, nemesis-4u said:

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National Archive

Divisional Troops: 160 Brigade Royal Field Artillery. | The National Archives

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Reference: WO 95/2446/4
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Divisional Troops: 160 Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

Date: 1917 Jan 1 - 1917 June 30
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25 minutes ago, nemesis-4u said:

Have got the MIC, CWGC, Regimental Awards Pages, etc. for Gnr. Edward Neale.

Have you got his mother's Dependant's Pension claim? [at WFA/Fold3] - she lived at the wonderfully named Paganhill Lane, Cainscross [what an address!] - got a very typical 5/- per week from 17.12.17

:-) M

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Cannot help with movements, which will be in the War Diary. Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 has him with C/160th Brigade RFA which is echoed by the CWGC documentation. His number of 89114 does not relate to this locally raised brigade, so he was added after formation and maybe after they had gone overseas. His MIC shows an entry date of May 23, 1915 which might relate to 48th Brigade RFA or 14th Divisional Ammunition Column arriving in France.

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Hi Guys,

 

Many thanks for this, it gives me some starting points and areas to explore.

Divisional Troops: 160 Brigade Royal Field Artillery. | The National Archives

Ancestry.co.uk - UK, World War I War Diaries (France, Belgium and Germany), 1914-1920

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mother's Dependent's Pension claim? [at WFA/Fold3]

Sorry I have not got this, where would I get this information from?

David, thanks for your thoughts, all adds to the mix.

Much appreciated gents.

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7 hours ago, nemesis-4u said:
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mother's Dependent's Pension claim? [at WFA/Fold3]

Sorry I have not got this, where would I get this information from?

Pension Index Cards - certainly not full pension files, from:

WFA https://www.westernfrontassociation.com and its resources and benefits is a reasonable option - certainly in my opinion - new members always welcomed!

Fold3 is I'm afraid a pay-again subscription, on top of Ancestry if you have that!  You can have a 7 day free trial [just remember to cancel in time!] Or wait for a free weekend!!!

Not a lot more beyond his details and what I have provided above on her address and pension I'm afraid - Mrs Rose HOGG [as CWGC]

:-) M

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Many thanks again, managed to get a copy of this information along with the Trench Diaries. Also some BDM/Census Info.

Sadly not much connected with action or location of his final moments. But you never know what might turn up.

Appreciate all your help gents.

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