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Alfred Buscall 1/6th Cheshire regiment, September1918


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Hi, I'm looking for any information on Alfred Buscall, eg any diary entries, where/how he died?

Regiment, Corps etc.: Cheshire Regiment  
Battalion etc.: 1/6th Battalion.  
Last name: Buscall  
First name(s): Alfred  
Initials: A  
Birthplace: Forest Gate, Essex  
Enlisted: Bournemouth  
Number: 72232  
Date died: 21 September 1918  
How died: Killed in action  
Theatre of war: France & Flanders  
Supplementary Notes: FORMERLY 8376, DEVON YEO.

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  • kenf48 changed the title to Alfred Buscall 1/6th Cheshire regiment, September1918

You may already know but he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial meaning he has no known grave.

with free registration you should be able to download the 1/6th war diary from the National Archive which will tell you at least where he was when he joined his final battle. 
It will be somewhere on the Ypres Salient to be commemorated at Tyne Cot.


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As well as the Devon Regt number you quote, his MIC gives his Devon service number as 71923.


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Hi and welcome to the forum I have split your post into a new thread as it may attract more interest than one which is eight years old.

Things have moved on a bit since then.  You can download the war diary for free from TNA if you register


Just for now this is the entry for the 21st September

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The service record of 72238 Griffen has survived and indicates that tyour man was in a draft posted to France on the 14th Apri 1918 (in response to the German Spring Offensive). Originally posted at the Infantry Base Depot to the 2nd Battalion then the 11th Battalion Cheshire but finally posted  to the 6th Battalion on 17th June 1918.  He was also in the 2/1 Devon Yeomanry and compulsorily transferred to the infantry prior to embarkation to the BEF.


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