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Researching Pte. LW Arnell L/7007 - On MIC as 1st Btn E Kents and on CWGC as 2nd Btn.

He won 1914 star so must have been in 1st Btn in Sept 14

He is on Loos memorial - Presumed dead 28/9/15

Were some of 1st Btn transferred to 2nd Btn?

Would SDGW give me any more info?

Neil

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Soldiers died

Confirms 2nd Btn and killed in action

Born St Pancras

enlisted and lived Chichester

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and L W is Leonard William

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Thanks for that, I saw his BWM on E-bay, seems like someone had tried to erase his name :(. So I kinda felt sorry for him and bought it.

I'd no intention of buying medals other than Black Watch or Royal Scots, but I suppose if I was going to buy an English Regt, Buffs aren't to shabby :rolleyes: .

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still its a usuful trade medal.

and you did well to get on the cwgc site....

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Neil

That was a nice find (how did I let that one get by!!). He went overseas with the 1st Buffs on 7/9/1914 and was entited to the clasp and roses. There are a number of reasons why he ended up with the 2nd Buffs but without the service records it's pointless speculating.

He was an old soldier and I estimate that he enlisted in the 3rd week of October 1902.

Mick

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