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Hi if anyone has any information about Private James Bell Welsh of the 13th Middlesex I would be very grateful.

I believe he died in August 1916 at the Battle of the Somme (at the French town of Guillemont).

Any information about the man, his unit, or where/how he died would be very gratefully received.

Many thanks,

Mark.

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Hi Mark,

here's James' entry from SDGW

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the following is taken from Westlake's 'Battalions on the Somme'

13th (Service) Battalion. 73rd Brigade, 24th Division:

Arrived Saleux by train (25/7) and marched to billets at Molliens-Vidames. Entrained at Hangest-sur-Somme for Vecquemont (31/7) and from there marched to Corbie. To Happy Valley (2/8), trenches at Arrow Head Copse (17/8). Attack towards Guillemont (18/8) - advance on right of Trones Wood Road checked by cross fire. Withdrew to La Briqueterie. To the craters in front of Carnoy (19/8).

cheers, Jon

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Hi Mark,

This is your mans MIC which shows the medals that he was entitled to. It also gives a date of entry, which maybe of some use to you.

Regards. Llew.

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Could you clarify what exactly is meant by 'date of entry'?

I know that his battalion landed at Boulogne 2nd Sept. Does this mean that James caught up with them later, or the 29th Sept was his first entry to the front line?

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