It's all a little confusing!!! Having been able to pinpoint the EXACT spot on which he was shot by a sniper (using war diaries, infantry orders etc), I hoped to have been able to identify the cemetery in which he might have been buried. I know that there are many stones that show just the unit of the soldier buried there.
I also know that it's possible that he was blown apart by motor, but this was the last skirmish in this area before winter and the following spring, the Germans retreated and the Guards took over the area (I think). He is commemmorated at Thiepval, but another soldier from his unit with the same death date is commemmorated at Loos. Is this usual?
The following are identified burials at Thiepval, all from units involved in the attack on Hazy trench -
JAMES, Rfn James Thomas. R/16269. 16th Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 4th November, 1916. II. A. 8.
MCLACHLAN, Rfn William, C/1441. 16th Bn Kings Royal Rifle Brigade. 3rd November, 1916. II. K. 8.
PEARCE, Pte Walter Alfred. G/14544. 1st Bn The Queens. 5th November, 1916. I. J. 9.
STUBBS, Rfn. Philip Ernest, R/1831. 16th Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 3rd November, 1916. II. K. 4
WILLS. Pte Arthur. 42550. 2nd Bn Worcestershire Regt. 2nd November, 1916. II. A. 9.
Also another of his unit (died 8.11.16) is buried GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE
Still struggling with this one -
Also, on his War Records there are some letters that I don't understand. Can't read them all, only the 1st two are clear:
"granted P.C.B B???"
Thanks to all who have offered help so far. It's very much appreciates!