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Captain reginald Maw Pinder


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hello Has anybody any information as to what the 5th Battalion Duke of Wellingtons were doing around the 7t October 1917 as I am looking at captain Reginald Maw Pinder who was killed in an around this date. Possibly Battyle of Poellcapelle????

tim

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Hello Tom,

I will look into this matter tomorrow when back in the office. Do you have a photograph of him?

Where is he buried/commemorated?

Kind regards,

Jan

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1/5th Battalion was part of 49th (West Riding) Division and attached to II Anzac Corps on 7th October 1917. They were preparing for the (disastrous) 9th October attack on Passchendaele Ridge. McCarthy, in his very good summary 'Passchendaele: The Day By Day Account', mysteriously lists the infamous raid on Celtic wood by the Australian 11th and 12th Battalions under 49th Division for 7th October. I haven't got my copy of the Spagnoly/Smith book on the raid to hand to check this out.

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I have been told that McCarthy is not always correct in the Passchendaele day by day account.

I haven't checked some battalions histories and the history of the 49th West Riding and I can add no other info at the present moment.

I'm still interested in a photo.

Kind regards,

Jan

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I have come across the odd mistake in McCarthy before, although all told it is a very useful book. At least one Divisional attack map is missing and he also transposes the units on another map.

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Hello Tim,

I have already answered your emails. I have checked the battalions history in our library, but we haven't got that one yet. If it exsists, it is ordered and should be delivered some time soon.

Kind regards,

Jan

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