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"Dinnae say ah'm no guid tae ye"
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2nd RSF war diary for 31st October and 1st November, not often you see the word disaster in a war diary.
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Private James Adens (my great uncle) was with the 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers.
I found this on the RSF website reading the diary and then this puts a shiver through my whole body!
October 1914 - GHELUVELT
In World War I the Regiment raised forty-five battalions and lost 17,000 officers and men in killed alone.
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Posted 28 September 2014 - 09:25 AM
The casualty list -
10 Feb 1915.jpg
This is a very, very interesting topic for me. I've just discovered this week that my great uncle Charle Thorne was with 2 RSF and acccording to his MIC was killed on 31 October 1914.
18 years old, an oldest son and had only been in France for 11 days. His name is on the list posted by John. Also, i've just found that his name is listed on the Menin gate, which is bittersweet as i've visited without knowing.
Thanks to all who took the time to post info on here, I'm grateful.
Posted 28 September 2014 - 10:58 AM
Just in case you don't have a photo of the Menin Gate inscription, I have one of your great uncle Charlie's (until you get a chance to visit again and take a better one!). Here he is: Pte. W. C. Thorne - 7 names above the word "Cheshire".
[If you would like a larger resolution version, e-mail me on william"at"williamrevels.com (putting the @ symbol in the appropriate place), and I'll e-mail you one.]
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Posted 28 September 2014 - 03:47 PM
William, thank you very much for posting that photo, i really appreciate it.
Posted 28 September 2014 - 04:44 PM
Mac, you are welcome!
To anyone else reading this; I have photos of most (possibly all) of the Royal Scots Fusiliers names on the Menin Gate (but not Royal Scots) - feel free to e-mail me, details above in post 22.