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Location of soldier's wounding


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My great uncle was serving with the 1st Bn Welsh Regt in May 1915 when he was wounded. His pension record says 'GSW shoulder Vlameringhe 6/5/15'. Am I right in assuming this to be a misspelling of Vlamertinghe? If so, it would appear this was well inside the British lines at the time and according to the Bn war diary, the regiment was located north east of Ypres. How accurate is the pension record likely to be regarding the location or could it be that this was where a casualty clearing station was? Any suggestions gratefully received.



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Hello Richard

Almost certainly, to the place a soldier was brought for treatment. This might be a Regimental Aid Post, a dressing station or a casualty clearing station. This was the place at which his entry into the casualty system was registered, which would drive the rest of the treatment and discharge/pension process.


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