Questions about 11th Battalion War Diary

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Questions about 11th Battalion War Diary

Postby kerchi » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:07 pm

If you have any questions about the 11th Battalion (Lonsdale) War Diary such as places and names mentioned or other details that you think might have appeared, ask them here.

Diary runs from 22nd November 1915 to 31st July 1918.
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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Re: Questions about 11th Battalion War Diary

Postby Steadman » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:29 pm

Hi,

My Great Grand Father's brother, Private Steadman Newton (30173) was in the 11th Battalion and died of his wounds on the 19/03/1917. He is buried at MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT. I have never been able to find out how he died. He died on 18/03/917 and, from what I can find, the 11th Battalion (Lonsdale) of the Border Regiment were not fighting on this date. Any ideas what could happened to him? Was there fighting near to this date he would have been involved in? Does the War Diary give any clues about what might have happened to him?

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Re: Questions about 11th Battalion War Diary

Postby spike » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:34 pm

Unfortunately Mont Huon was near a Military Base Hospital and a fair number of the Gas Cases were sent there , I believe.
I have been to this cemetery, it is a lovely site just outside Mer Les Bains where you could smell the sea air.

A narrow rectangular plot, immaculately kept, surrounded by a low brick wall, set quietly amidst farmers fields, close enough to still smell the sea air. I think if I had the choice of where to be finally buried of all the cemeteries on this trip, it would undoubtedly be here. In the late afternoon descending sun, Mont Huon was a truly rural idyll.

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If Steadman was a gas case he could possibly have been in hospital for some time.
In March 1917 the Lonsdales were in the Le Quesnel area, following up the German retirement to the Hindenburg Line.
Prior to the in February 1917 they were in the Beaumont Hamel area holding the line.

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In memory of -19455 Private John Farrer,
A Company 11th Border Regiment k.i.a. 1st July 1916
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Re: Questions about 11th Battalion War Diary

Postby Steadman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:17 pm

Thanks Spike.
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