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Remembered Today:

10th KOYLI July 1916


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I have just started to research this soldier who died on 17.7.16 and is buried in Boulgne Eastern Cemetery. The family have a photograph which was found in his pocket with a bullet mark on it, allegedly the one that killed him. I assume from his place of burial that he died of wounds at a base hospital and so am not sure of the date he received his mortal wound. The 10th KOYLI were in 64th Brigade 21st Division.

Has any member researched the 10th KOYLI or could tell me where they were in July 1916? Almost certainly the Big Push. Any information would be gratefully received.

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21st division was involved as you say in the 'Big Push'. Initially they attacked at Fricourt on the 1st of July and then later were involved in the attacks on the 14th July at Bazentin Ridge. Given that this was a died of wounds it could be he died of wounds involved in this action or just after. Unfortunately I do not have the war diary of the 64th brigade, but I do of the 21st div for July. I will have a look and let you know.

If you would like a copy please PM me your e-mail and I will send you a copy.

For brief details of the action on 14th july see here

Oh also there is a book by Derek Clayton that covers the 9th and 10th KOYLI called 'From Pontefract to Picardy' not sure how easy it is to obtain but I found it really easy to read etc.



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