Guest 'Rora Posted 7 August , 2006 Share Posted 7 August , 2006 Mmm... I've ordered the Battalions Journal and his service record from the National Archives... but I still have a query that these may not answer. Sam is shown on the Thiepval Memorial of Missing, and on the CWGC Database as having 'died' 1st February 1917. I was there just last week and took some 'nice' photographs for inclusion in my Family History files. I've been surfing the web looking for which actions were taking place around this time but don't seem to come up with anything. On the first ten pages of the journal (which I already have received - just waiting for the remainder) the battallion were relieving Lancs and Manchester units around Hooge and Kruikstaart (spelling?) and generally filling in where required. As he was "Missing" I think it is safe to say he didn't die of disease or previous woundings at a Medical Centre (his cousin Ernest died of wounds at Sangatte in 1918 and is buried there) as he wouldn't technically be missing, or would he? Has anyone any theories, routes of investigation that might help me identify how/roughly where he died please? His full details are: Feather, S. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Rgmnt.) 9th Bttn. Service No: 18776 Many thanks to everyone and anyone.... Bright Blessings 'Rora Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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