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Remembered Today:

18Bn Lancashire Fusiliers 22 Oct 1917

Phil Russell

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A close friend recently visited his grandfather's memorial at Tyne Cot ... a member of the 18Bn Lancashire Fusiliers who died on 22 October 1917 (Albert George Sparrow). He asked if I could find out where his relative might have been killed. A search to date shows that some 82 members of that Bn died that day (79 men + 3 officers), with the vast majority (all but 1?) being 'missing' and commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial. The only known grave I found is at Artillery Wood.I believe there was an 'action' on the 22 October but have failed to find out where it was.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in anticipation.

Kind regards


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The Attack at Houthulst Forest, 5.35am attack. Losses were 3 officers and 27 ORs killed, 7 officers and 174 ORs woiunded and 1 officer and 42 men missing. Phil B

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I can provide a detailed account from the LF Regimental history if you want it. Please send me your contact details.

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