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Soldiers Died in the Great War


Doug Lewis

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Peter

Sidney Joseph Haigh

Born-Marylebone, Middx

Enlisted-Islington

Killed in Action

Formerly 1973,Middx Rgt

Percy Haigh

Born-Hampstead

Enlisted-London

Killed in Action-Egypt

Regards Doug.

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Lynne

It took me a while to find David,you didn't say that he served under the name Price

Born-Llanrug, Carnarvon

Enlisted-Brecon

Killed in Action 6/4/16

You will find more here on the Long Long Trail http://www.1914-1918.net/swb.htm

Taken from the History of the South Wales Borderers

"for about 9pm on April 6th the enemy suddenly opened a tremendous bombardment,barraging the communication and support trenches and systematically destroying the fire trenches and wire with minewerfrer.Great damage was inflicted especially on the right of the line held by C Company dug outs were smashed in and some of the occupants buried....At 10.30pm the bombardment ceased and the battalion could re occupy the front trench...not only the front line but the communication trenches were badly knocked about,the wire had practically demolished....29 men wounded and killed 18 missing." Sadly your relative was one killed in this action.

Owen Williams

Born-Llanrug,Carn

Enlisted-Pontypridd

Resident-Llaberis

Killed in Action

Yes the 14th Btn, better known as the Swansea Pals began their attack on Mametz Wood on this day.

Bernard Lewis a member of the forum has written an excellent book on this Battalion. If you go here on the Long Long Trail (the mother site) http://www.1914-1918.net/welsh.htm you will learn more about the 14th Btn and Bernards book.

Regards Doug.

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Thank you for that. It's interesting to know that he joined up in Pontypridd as his other 2 brothers moved there to work in the coal mines.

If you find out anything about his brother can you let me know.

Thank you so much.

Lynne

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Simon

All I can add from soldiers died was that he enlisted in Bolton and was Killed in Action. Post your enquiry on the soldiers part of the forum and go here the Long Long Trail (the mother site) http://www.1914-1918.net/ to gain more information.

Regards Doug.

Doug

Thanks for the reply and the advice.

Simon

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Marina

There is no mention of him on soldiers or officers died.

Regards Doug.

Thanks for looking, Doug. very odd name for a Scot. Bit of a mystery!

Marina

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hello Doug. I would be grateful for any information on Corporal 8291 Edward Armstrong, 1st. Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Kind regards John

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John

Corporal 8291 Edward Armstrong

Born-Bulwell Forest,Notts

Enlisted-Grimsby

Resident-Woodhall Spa,Lincs

Killed in Action.

Regards Doug

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John

Corporal 8291 Edward Armstrong

Born-Bulwell Forest,Notts

Enlisted-Grimsby

Resident-Woodhall Spa,Lincs

Killed in Action.

Regards Doug

Thanks for that Doug and the very fast reply. Regards John

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Doug

Could you please look up a Pte Richard Bukinson 235270 West Yorkshire Regiment, i have conflicting dates for his death.

Kindest Regards Kevin

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Kevin

On SDGW he is recorded as Pte 235270 Richard Burlinson

Born and Enlisted-Sunderland

Died of Wounds 11/5/17.

Regards Doug.

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Doug

Sorry about the typo error,and thanks for the info, the CWGC as him down as 11/4/17 Pte R Bulinson.

Thanks again and Kindest Regards Kevin

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Good Morning Doug

On Llanddeiniolen Parish Churchyard Memorial, Caernarvonshir is James H Rogers, address Post Office Row.

I cannot readily identify him from the three possibles with those initial on CWGC or the many James

Could you possibly have a quick look to identify him please.

Other address names are Llanddeiniolen (parish)

Carnarvon ( county)

Penisarwaen or Bethel or Llanrug or Saron or Seion ( villages)

TIA

Hywyn

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Hywyn

I found this man-

James Howell Rogers

Private G/36763

2/20th London Regiment

Born-Bangor,Carnarvon

Enlisted-Ormskirk,Lancs

Killed in Action-20/10/18

Formerly RX/4/262627 R.A.S.C. Remounts

Regards Doug

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Doug, My GGF Pte E. Caffrey. Reg9413, 1st Btn King's Liverpool Regiment, enlisted in Warrington. D.O.W 6th June 1915

Could you possibly tell me what date he enlisted ?

Many Thanks

Graham

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Graham

SDGW does not give date of enlistment.

Regards Doug

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Hello Doug

Itis my intention to approach CWGC with what I believe to be a typo but I would be obliged if you could supply the SDGW details to confirm my suspicions.

1. A local Chaple commemorates Robert Williams( with address) as a WWW1 casuality.

2. Local newspaper of June 1915 carries story of same man killed on the battlefield on 16th May 1915 and buried at Festubert. He was with the 1st RWF and was aged 38yrs.

3. RWF Roll of Honour has two R Williams shown killed that day. One is a Richard and the other is Pte 5977 R Williams.

4 CWGC shows that Pte 5977 died 16th May 1916 aged 37 and is on Thiepval Memorial.

Knowing what SDGW says about Pte 5977 R Williams would be advantageous. ( I'm assuming that his original grave was 'lost' in the tide of war.)

many thanks in anticipation

Hywyn

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Hywyn

Pte 5977 R Williams

Born-Anfield Liverpool

Enlisted-Seaforth

Residence- Glasynfryn, Bangor

Killed in Action-16/5/15.

Regards Doug.

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Doug,

Can u do lookups by unit?

I'm looking for 2/21st London Regiment casualties between June and November 1916.

Many thanks

Ian

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Guest peter cooper

Hi Doug. Very kind offer. I am looking for any info on:

Private HENRY WILLIAM WADDINGHAM

22541, 1st Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers

who died age 29

on 30 November 1917

He was my great uncle, so any info would be greatly appreciated. Thx. Peter.

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Peter

Private HENRY WILLIAM WADDINGHAM

22541, 1st Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers

Born Islington London

Enlisted and resident in London

Killed in Action.

Regards Doug.

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