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Remembered Today:

Private Philip Prior


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Guest carolspl

Hi

I have located my grandfather who is buried Le Treport Military cemetary and died on 23 september 1915, I was just wondering if anyone could help with finding information regarding movements of the above battalion prior to this time, his medal card has the date of 15.7.1915 as his entry to theatre of war.

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welcome to the forum :D

he died of wounds so you need to concentrate on when he was wounded - otherwise you could be looking at the wrong battle

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Guest carolspl

Thanks for your welcome and the info, I only started researching this about a week ago so I am very new at this, could he have been in the hospital at le treport and any tips on finding out when he was wounded.

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if you didnt know he was born and enlisted in Wigan

From the CWGC regarding the cemetery

During the First World War, Le Treport was an important hospital centre. No 3 General Hospital was established there in November 1914, No 16 General Hospital in February 1915, No 2 Canadian General Hospital in March 1915, No 3 Convalescent Depot in June 1915 and Lady Murray's BRCS Hospital in July 1916. These hospitals contained nearly 10,000 beds. No 47 General Hospital arrived in March 1917 and later that year, a divisional rest camp and a tank training depot were established in the neighbourhood. By March 1919, the hospitals had been closed and Le Treport became the headquarters of the 68th Division, which re-formed there before going to the Rhine. The divisional supply depot was closed in June 1919. There are now 445 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery. Three of the four Second World War burials are unidentified. The cemetery, one of the first three Commission cemeteries to be built after the First World war, was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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