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Remembered Today:

Company Quarter Master Sergeant F Jakeman

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My grandfather was in the Somerset Light Infantry and his war record was as follows:

(1) Battle of Broodseinde, 4/10/17.

(2) Battle of Hazebrouk, 12-15/4/18.

(3) Battle of the Scarpe 1918, 26-30/8/18.

(Information as per the SLI Museum.)

He received a gunshot wound to the left arm and leg during the Battle of the Scarpe on 30/8/18 whilst taking part in an attack on Eterpigny, and was one of 195 soldiers of the battalion killed or wounded. He was admitted to 10 Field Ambulance on the day he was wounded and to 54 General Hospital the next day. He was evacuated to England on 4/9/18.

Can any one add more details of the battles or the Regiment.

Thanks David Giles

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For details of the Regiment's history from its raising in 1685 to it's merger with the Duke of Cornwall's LI in 1959 to form the Somerset & Cornwall LI you might like to look at the following site: www.lightinfantry.org.uk/Regiments.

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1st Bn S.L.I. 11th Bde 4th Div

17/8/14 entrained for Southampton.

21/8/14 Embarked SS BRAEMAR CASTLE.

22/8/14 Landed at Le Harve.

Check this site and see also British Battalions in Frane & Belgium 1914 by Ray Westlake


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