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History of the Duke of Cornwall's L.I. 1914-1919

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nicburch

Adrian,

Thankyou for your reply, it makes interesting reading.

Nick

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Simon_Fielding

Hi Adrian

I wonder if your marvellous book could give a little context on Pte Walter Bowkett - dow 4 12 1917 and served in the 7/DCLI: Cambrai casualty I suspect! Regards

Simon

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NR72

Hi Adrian i am researching this chap , and wondered if you could shed any light on what his unit were doing at the time of his death, im assuming that he died of disease ? 

 

William James Henderson

1 / 4 Battalion

Duke of Cornwall’s light infantry

200060

Died 26th August 1916 aged 21

Son of Mrs. Maria Henderson, of 18, Wellington Terrace, Falmouth.

Buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

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clk

Hi,

 

1 hour ago, NR72 said:

im assuming that he died of disease

 

Soldiers' Effects records him as "Presumed dead".

 

Regards

Chris

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NR72
19 minutes ago, clk said:

Hi,

 

 

Soldiers' Effects records him as "Presumed dead".

 

Regards

Chris

Thanks Chris , do you know what his unit was doing at the time and where?

 

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clk

Hi,

 

Unfortunately, I don't. His CWGC record has him as attached 2/Dorsets though.

 

Regards

Chris

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Maureene

If you look at the CWGC link provided by Chris, there are attachments, the first page of which indicates he was exhumed from Baghtche Cemetery Asia Minor.

 

This means he was a Prisoner of War in Turkey.

Baghtche was a work camp in the Amanus Mountains, where the men were building tunnels for the Baghdad Railway, being built by a German company.

 

You may be able to find him in ICRC records, and possibly find a cause of death.

 

See the FIBIS Fibiwiki page Prisoners of the Turks (First World War)

https://wiki.fibis.org/w/Prisoners_of_the_Turks_(First_World_War)

 

Cheers

Maureen

 

 

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