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Remembered Today:

Private Henry Baines


Jack Sheldon
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I have been assisting in the research of Private Henry Baines, KIA May 1918 and buried at Dainville. A virtual box of chocolates and grateful thanks to anybody who can throw light on the obscurities in the Remarks box.

Jack

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Looks to have something missing (open brackets for starters) but the first line looks to lead upto

K R = King's Regulations. The number thereafter would probably then be the KR reference (pals will know that one).

Maybe the rest is info for the medal makers. It seems the numbers are repeated lower down in larger letters.

Ian

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Steve

I tend to agree with you. However there can be no case of desertion this time. Henry Baines was KIA. I wonder if attempts were made and failed to deliver his medals to his NOK (probably father and mother). However, the 1923 entry is superseded by another one, which seems to be dated 5 June 1924. This might indicate an issue when the NOK finally got in touch with the authorities. Any thoughts?

Jack

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