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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:42 pm
Sorry - being a bit dense. I have the history of the 7th British Division, not the 7th Indian (there isn't one of those!), and I'm afraid nothing I have lists individual battalion losses. I suspect Vol 1 of the OH for 1915 (which I don't have) might.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:48 pm
For Neuve Chapelle, the official return was
Killed : 190 officers and 2,337 men
Wounded : 359 officers and 8,174 men
Missing : 23 officers and 1,728 men
Total : Killed : 2,527; Wounded : 8,533; Missing 1,751 ( many of these were dead). Aggregate : 12,801.
I too have a personal interest here . A family member, Rifleman William Andrade, London Regiment, died of wounds and is buried at Cabaret Rouge. I think that he died a couple of days after he was wounded. i wonder if such casualties were listed among the wounded, or the killed. He was part of one of the Indian brigades or divisions. Apparently, it was practice to integrate one or two British units into these Indian contingents.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:21 pm
Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:00 am
Interesting you should mention that as I have been thinking that would be a good one to read on the subject.
The Germans were very badly knocked about, too.
Jack Sheldon's new book on the German Army in 1915 is a must for anyone wishing to see things from the Other Side of the Hill.
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Out of interest I have just checked SDGW and ODGW, and fatalities in the 1st Seaforths for the period 9th to 19th March, 1915 are given as 39 o.r. and no officers.
Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:08 pm
There may very well be, Phil, but I find this constant desire for league tables of dead and wounded slightly disturbing.
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I agree losses are an important factor, but I find it somehow morbid constantly to examine losses in minute detail 97 years after the event.
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