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Glenn.

There's no actual reference to gas being used, but the description of Thiepval Wood on the night of 1/2 July describe it as "reeking of gas fumes" and of men stumbling about in their respirators.

No specifics are given, but this shows that it must have been used.

Dave.

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Bob Coulson

Dave,

I'm currently looking into the 7th Green Howards at Fricourt on 01/07/16.

Being in the same brigade do they get much of a mention in relation to the 10th West Yorks action that fateful day.

Would be grateful for any info.

Bob.

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kevin

Bob

i am sure Dave will scan in the 3 pages starting at page 200, i would myself but the scanners just gone on the blink and my typing speed leaves a lot to desire.

Regards Kevin

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Bob.

Here are the pages mentioning the 10th on the 1st of July....

Dave

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...and to finish off....4...

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Bob Coulson

Dave,

That's excellent, many thanks for taking the trouble.

Just printed them off so I can have a proper read.

Bob.

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Andrew P
Anyone needing any "look-ups" from this regimental history, just ask.

Dave :)

Hi Dave

Could you do a look up for me in the West Yorkshire regimental history?

I'm looking for information on a Leslie Alfred Davies who seemed to have served as a Captain in the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment.

I was going through the photo collection here at work and found a photo of him in uniform. He was born in Fremantle Western Australia on 11/06/1893 and lived much of his early life here before serving in the British forces in WW1.

After the war he seems to have stayed in England as he died on the 18/05/1973 at Bournemouth.

Thats all the info I have on him, so anything extra would be appreciated.

Cheers

Andrew

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Hi Andrew.

Nothing in the index or appendixes. I've quickly browsed through it to see if I could see any mention, but nothing turned up. Short of actually ploughing through all 800+ pages, that's all I can manage.

Sorry.

Dave. :(

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Andrew P

No worries Dave. Thanks for looking.

Cheers

Andrew

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Bob Coulson

Dave,

Would you have location/action for the 1st battalion on July 14th 1918.

Looking into a Yorks Regt man who was attd and KIA that day.

Bob.

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Bob.

2 pages covering the 1st Bn at Elzenwalle and Ridge Wood on the 14th July :

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...and...

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Bob Coulson

Dave,

Thanks for that, my man 2nd Lt Clarke gets a mention, just what I was looking for.

Bob.

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Hi

I am researching a Pte William Walter Pollard, 2nd Bn West Yorkshires, KIA 16/08/17. Can you please look up what the Battalion was doing around the date he was killed and where they were at that time.

Many Thanks for any help

Peter

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john w.

Dave

2nd Lieut E S Poole was shot on10th Dec 1916, he belonged to the 11th West Yorks, does the war diary cover that event? or days preceeding it?

John

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Peter.

The next 4 postings cover the 2/W.Yorks for 15th - 18th August 1917...

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John.

Unfortunately, nothing is mentioned for 10th Dec. '16. This is the last entry for 1916 for the 11th West Yorks., covering October to December in one paragraph...

Dave.

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Brigantian

Dave,

I am researching a local war memorial and two of the commemorated men served in the West Yorkshire Regiment:

1) Rifleman 55094 Joseph Ernest Gill, 1st/7th Battalion West Yorks. He was killed in action on 16 April 1918 and is listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

2) L/Cpl 10530 Franklin Holland, 9th Battalion West Yorks. He was killed in action on 6 August 1915 at Gallipoli and is listed on the Helles Memorial.

I would be most grateful for any information on these two Battalions for the relevant dates.

Thank you,

Mark

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Dave

Many thank for the info on the 2nd Battalion

Peter

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blue

Dave do you have any info on a Private J Jones 15978 west yorks a distant relative we know nothing about ? thanks Blue

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