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Royal Warwickshire Regt , 1 July 1916, 4th & 48th Division


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Hi, anybody going to the Somme 90th Anniversary and tracing the steps of the brave boys from the RWR & in particular the 1/5 Battalion, would love to hear from you,

Regards Mike

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hi Mike

I plan to be tracing the steps of the 1/8 and 1/6 Royal Warwicks on 1 July 2006. (These two battalions were transferred from the 48th div to the 4th Div for the attack) However, the 1/5 and 1/7 who also served in 143 Brigade were not involved in the action. They held the line north of Serre where no attack took place.

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Terry

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Yes thanks Terry,

Do you have any idea of the location of the front trenches for the 1/5 Battalion on the 1 Jul 16, I knew they stayed in the trenches and took no part in the action but i would still like to visit the area where they were. Also any idea what happened to the 1/5 Batt after the 1 Jul , appreciate your help,

Mike

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  • 4 weeks later...

I'll be there for two of my relatives who fell near the Heidenkopf with the 1/8 RWR. See my signature

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Hello Mike.

Yes! I will be there! But apparently there is a 'Somme' run going on? Roads around that area closed for 5 hours? I have just heard about it on the 'grapevine' I especially will try to be at Theapval around midday.

If you or any of the lads viewing this has an update on the situation, please send me email.

Look for Silver Zafira, flying Cross of St George from aerial at rear of Car! Old silver haired geezer with Airborne Insigna.(That will be me!)

Terry.W.

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