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Did he get to the trenches before injury ?


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If a Coldstreamer went to France 26th August 1914 and then fell from a train at St Nazaire on 15.9.14, would he have even got to the front ?

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oops can a mod move to soldiers please

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If a Coldstreamer went to France 26th August 1914 and then fell from a train at St Nazaire on 15.9.14, would he have even got to the front ?

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oops can a mod move to soldiers please

Assuming this is the Atlantic seaport, it seems very unlikely. It is only 6 days after the BEF crossed the Marne and fought on the Orc and the Morin heading roughly northwards towards the Chemin des Dames and the Aisne.

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his papers dont mention that he was wounded

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I was trying to think of a scenario where a man would be at the front line and then back down as far as St Nazaire in much less than a fortnight. I assumed he was not a casualty. Unless he had a job that would send him back to St. Nazaire, I think he had not been to the front. The reason I asked was I discovered that there is a stack of St Nazaires all over France.

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this was his only injury - his back damaged enough in the fall to not return to France and was discharged 1915

ps thanks who ever moved thread for me

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