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Remembered Today:

Pte William Tweddle 14814 North'd Fusiliers


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I am researching a local man (Blyth, Northumberland) who is listed as "died of wounds"

on the 21st of September. He is buried at the Lijssenthoek Cemetery, however the

CWGC give his unit as the 9thBn, while SDGW have him as 11th Bn. I was wondering if

anybody knew where these units were during December 1915, and if there is anyway

of clearing up which unit he served with when he was killed.

Which is more reliable, CWGC or SDGW?

Any other information of the man would be great.


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Here is Wm Tweddle on the 1914-15 Star Roll.

There is no battalion prefix but a few pages back is a soldier with a number starting 147** with a 9th Battalion prefix.


I think that CWGC would give the soldiers official unit, but occasionally mentions that they have been transferred or attached to another unit when they died, so in this case we do not have the information of attachment or transfer.

Pte Wm Tweddle first went overseas on 15th July 1915 and the cemetery where he is buried is in the Ypres area but it is a very large cemetery. It might be possible to trace his movements through Divisional Histories.


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His Medal Roll sheet in WO329/692 shows that he served only with 9th NF no other battalions recorded.

Indeed all the men on the sheet 14811, 14812, 14813, 14814, 14815 and 14816 were all 9th Bn.



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