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Gareth Davies

2/1st East Anglian Field Ambulance

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Gareth Davies

Dies anyone have access to the 2/1st East Anglian Field Ambulance War Diary?  Seven of their men died on 20 July 1917 and I am trying to find out a little more about what happened to them.  I am guessing that they were supporting 5th Bedfords in the Umbrella Hill raid.  

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voltaire60

GD-Can you name the men?  EA Field  Ambulance is my end of the country-might have more luck than down your way.

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Gareth Davies

Sgt John Frederick Barnard  (from Ipswich)

Pte Walter Augustus Carter

Pte G W Davies 

Pte Fred Dewhurst (parents lived in Nelson, Lancashire)

Pte H G Donaldson 

Pte Eric Ixer   (parents lived in Ipswich)

Pte W Nelson

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voltaire60

Thanks-   For starters,this is at Wellcome Library- scanned and free online-Not the world's greatest ever military diary  but...

 

Diaries of Private Arthur Boar, RAMC, with 2nd/1st East Anglian Field Ambulance in Egypt

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Gareth Davies

Thank you.

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steve fuller

Late reply, sorry - http://www.bedfordregiment.org.uk/5thbn/5thbtnumbrellahill1917.html, about 2/3 way down, they were killed during the first raid, including 3 friends from Ipswich killed when Turkish artillery swamped No Man's Land during / after the raid. 

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Gareth Davies

Thanks Steve.

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