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Seeking information about 2nd Gordons at Loos

Henry Stewart

In memory of Lt Col JRE Stansfeld and A\Sgt R Stewart 2nd Gordons KIA 25/9/15

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2nd Bn Gordon Highlanders, 20th Brigade, 7th Division

Recommended reading:

THE SEVENTH DIVISION 1914 - 1918 by C.T. Atkinson published by Naval & Military Press.

http://www.naval-military-press.com/FMPro?...ameset.htm&-new

LOOS - Hohenzollern, French Flanders, Battleground Europe series.

Author: Andrew Rawson

Published by Pen and Sword Books Ltd

ISBN: 0 85052 903 4

More information on this site at:

 

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A site search on 'Loos' will reveal a wealth of further information and maps.

Regards

Richard

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I don't have information on Loos, however, I have a couple of DCM's to the 2nd Bn Gordons - one for Neuve Chappelle and one for Festubert and have coies of the war diaries for those actions. I saw your mention of Lt Col Stansfield and thought you might be interested in this extract from the war diary for Neuve Chappelle, March 13th :

"Major Stansfield though himself wounded was indefatigeable in moving up and down the line, only possible on hands and knees, organising the attack until he saw that it was out of the question"

And from May 24th :

Captain and Brevet major J.R.E.Stansfield D.S.O rejoined after wounds and assumed command

I presume that is your man ?

The War diaries for the 2nd Gordons are available online at the PRO.

Regards. Simon

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For just about everything to do with Loos in one book, "Most Unfavourable Ground" Niall Cherry. I'm interested in Loos myself but 9th Division, 8th Black Watch. I have Official History if you would like a lookup.

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Tom

Completely off topic but do you have anything on the 8th Black Watch at Arras?

an officer I've been researching was killed with them on the 4th of April 1917

(Sorry Henry don't mean to hijack your post!)

Thanks Hambo

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Hambo

Who was your man?

To the best of my knowledge the 8th were out of the line on the 4th.

Fred

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Hi Fred

He was killed on the 9th not the 4th (must slow down!) his name was Lt (Temp) Maurice Edward Pelham-Burn. I can't seem to pin down what the battalion was doing that day so any help would be appreciated

Many thanks Hambo

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Hi Hambo

Pelham Burnjoined th8th on 14.1.1917.

Bn history says -"The line was quiet, but conditions were bad, and much work was carried out on the defences before the 12th Royal Scots relieved the Battalion on the night of April 9th, after which it was moved by light railway to Parret Camp, where it was joined by the details".

In the last week in March it had lost 1 Officer killed, 7 wounded & 4 missing.

30 men killed, 136 wounded & 271 missing.

It seems ironic to survive that and be killed in a "Quiet" period.

None of the BW books have anything more on him.

He was never published as wounded with the BW.

I have a picture of his grave if you need it.

Unfortunately I dont have an 8th Bn War Diary.

If you turn up anything I would love to hear about it.

If I come across anything else I will let you know

Kind regards

Fred

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Fred

Many thanks for the extra information. I would very much like a copy of the picture of his grave I'll send you a PM with my email address

Thanks Hambo

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