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130th coy Army service corps


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Guest bevhousden

Hello

Hope you can help me in tracing the movements of my relative.

His details are

Private Leslie Cousins. T4/084479. 230th Coy. Army service Corps, attached to the 11th Bn Suffolk Reg.

He died 16 feb 1916 aged 19. Buried at Aire Communal cem Pas de Calais.

I would like to find out what he and his unit did and where they went.

Where were they at the time of his death.

He apparently was not killed in action or die of wounds, does this mean that he died of sickness or by accident.

Thank you in advance for your help

Bev

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Hi Bev

Your relatives unit made up part of the 101st Brigade, 34th Division this unit was on Salisbury Plain 28th-31st August 1916 centred around Cholderton, moving to Sutton Veny on the 30th of Sept. Embarkation orders arrived on the 3rd of January 1916, the move began on the 7th and by the 15th the Division completed the move and were concentrated around La Cross, east of St Omer. Here they did war training and saw service in the trenches. From here the 11th were on the Somme for the grand opening of that blood bath.

A bit sketchy but it should give you a start.

Dave.

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Died can mean anything - i have medals to men who where posted as missing and presumed dead that are listed as died

The Coldstream Gds had 573 men listed as died - not all sickness or accidents

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Coldstreamer is right there, a check of his death certificate would show all

Dave.

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