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1/5 Lancashire Fusiliers Officers killed 6 Sept 1917


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Can anyone help me out with this one?

Thanks in advance

Shelley

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Thanks for looking Jon. :)

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  • 1 month later...

Hi Shelley - On 6/9/1917 2/5 Lancashire Fusiliers were at Le Poirier and Fouquesolles and saw no action on that day. The nearest dates when they did see any action, certainly any that might have resulted in multiple officer casualties, were 31st July - 1st August north east of Wieltje, where Lt. Col. Best-Dunkley gained the V.C., and 20th - 23rd September east of St. Julien.

Might the date you're looking for be different? Do you have any names?

Regards, David

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Actually, Shelley's asking about 1/5th LF (42nd Div) not 2/5th (55th Div). What is the background to the query, Shelley? As before, I may be able to help.

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Oops! Apologies for the oversight.

1/5 Lancashire Fusiliers were in action at Borry Farm on this date. The regimental history states that 1/5 LF lost 7 officers and nearly 500 men although these figures would include those wounded and taken prisoner as well as those killed. SDGW shows two officers attached to 1/5 LF who were killed on this date. They are Temp 2/Lt. Cyril Henry Harrison attached from the South Lancashire Regiment and Temp 2/Lt. Eric Barrington Tristram attached from the Royal Fusiliers.

For this action Captains A.B. Sackett and W.M. Tickler were awarded the Military Cross and one lance corporal and 8 privates were awarded the Military Medal.

I hope this puts you back on track!

Regards, David

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Thanks so much!

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