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1st.Bn.,East Yorkshire Regiment


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Guest Peter Laverie

I am trying to research the War Diaries of the 1st.Bn.,East Yorkshire Regiment and in particular the death of my Uncle Serjeant George A.Barnes , who died on 25th.September 1916. It in particular concerns the action in which he met his death and exactly where? I have traced the memorial to him at Thiepval. His army number was 9899. Any assistance or guidance would be most appreciated as I live in Switzerland and access into certain systems is difficult from here. Thank you in advance. Peter :rolleyes:

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Peter,

Sgt G.A. Barnes MM

Do you know where he was born and enlisted?

The Battle of Morval 25th - 28th Sept 1916

25th September 1916 from Wyrall EYR 1914-1918

Reagrds Charles

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I assume you've already found the date of his London Gazette entry for his MM.

London Gazette 23-8-1916 (Published 22-8-1916)

9899 Sjt. G. A. Barnes, E. York. R.

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...&selHonourType=

Men that I have identified from the 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment and 5th Royal Berkshire Regiment in the same Gazette won medals between 30-6-1916 and 5-7-1916.

Steve.

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Peter,

The 1st EYR took up positions in trenches just north of Flers and had the 10th KOYLI on its right. I will post the only map of the area that I have, maybe someone can help with a better one.

Regards Charles

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Peter,

Sgt George Anderson Barnes MM

Commemorated or remembered in the following,

Eton Street Roll Of Honour Hull Daily News 23/09/1916

Casualty List Hull Daily Mail 03/11/1916

Family Memorial Hull Daily Mail 25/09/1918

Family Memorial Hull Daily Mail 25/09/1919

Manns Roll Of Honour

St. Barnabas Roll of Honour now at St Mathews Anlaby Rd Hull

Eton Street Memorial still on the wall opposite the bank.

The Eton Street Roll of Honour contains the names of all the people from Eton St. who served in September 1916, 196 names, if I can get a decent scan I will post it.

I could not find anything about the MM but only looked in a couple of papers. From Steves reply could be the Battle of Albert.

Regards Charles

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