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Two MGC lads and Essex man


Steve Newman
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Hi Guys,

Following an earlier thread as to whether to include three additional men to the roll of honour I am working on having found inscriptions on family burials in the local church yard, I now need to try and trace a little of how they were killed and where they were serving at the time. Any help/information/pictures etc. gratefully received.

The men in questions are

2/Lt Robert David Hancock 24th Bttn, MGC Infantry, KIA 21/03/18, Pozieres Memorial

Lce/Cpl James Thomas Baughan Moon, 76th Coy MGC Infantry,22/07/16, Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps

Pte Percy Edward Hart, 1/Essex 30/11/17, Cambrai Memorial

Thanks is advance

Steve

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Moon was killed in action

Hart died of wounds

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Hi Steve

Sorry don't have the Essex 1st War Diary for those dates (Have I Michael ??, my filing system eh!!), but (courtesy of forum pal GrandsonMichael) scans/pages from Burrows.

Glyn

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Thanks guys for the help thus far, any MGC experts around as well though??

Cheers

Steve

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As the main site shows: 24th Division was engaged at the "Battle of the Somme Crossings",

viz: http://www.1914-1918.net/bat22.htm

76 Coy served throughout the war with the 3rd Division, becoming part of 3rd Bn MGC in 1918.

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Hi Steve

Sorry don't have the Essex 1st War Diary for those dates (Have I Michael ??, my filing system eh!!), but (courtesy of forum pal GrandsonMichael) scans/pages from Burrows.

Glyn

:lol:It is not your system Glyn, that time frame is not online.

Cheers,

Michael

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