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recently at essex farm took this photo does anyone know what happened to these lads on 13 march 1916,why are 8 buried next to each other then one buried further on?they are all kings royal rifle cor,dont think it would have been a shell burst,were they brought to essex farm for burial or did they die of wounds there

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No photo to look at but if L/CPL Marston (Grave IID.14) is one of them then according to de Ruvigny he was killed during a night attack.

It also says he was one of the best shots and often acted as a sniper.

Regards

John

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Hi BIFFO

According to SD 11 men of the 10/K.R.R.C. were killed on the 13th March 1916, 8 are buried in II.D.14, one in II.D.13, one in II.D.12 and one in II.D11, although CWGC gives the date of death for last man as 14th March. The 20th Division held the line from the canal bank to Pratt Street, just north-west of Wieltje. The 20th Division's History records very little for March 1916. The Division was heavily engaged during February and mid April but nothing is reported for March. The history does record that the Division began a series of artillery bombardments on 20th February, which were carried out daily up to the 25th, and continued after that date at frequent intervals. These bombardments produced retaliation, which did much damage. The night attack mentioned by John may have been a retaliation bombardment more than a attack ?

Annette

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post-2161-1158343694.jpgtwo names to work on

r/7320 rifleman j matthais

r/1754 rifleman a harman

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Hi BIFFO

To save you the time as I typed them out when I looked them up.

R/7294 James Buckley II.D.11 (SD give date as 13th but CWGC gives date as 14th)

R/3115 Thomas Edwards II.D.12

R/3103 Horace Whetton II.D.13

R/2363 Robert Dixon II.D.14

R/13569 David Gregory II.D.14

R/1754 Alfred Harman II.D.14

R/2451 Charles George Hibberd II.D.14

R/3117 Horace Marston II.D.14

R/7329 Joseph Matthias II.D.14

R/2760 Arthur John Tucker II.D.14

R/2550 Arthur Woodward II.D.14

Annette

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excellent thank you very much for all your help

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