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WW1 wounded soldiers

Started by: hilly (76)

Has anyone had experience of tracing an incident of wounding from the casualty lists in the local papers during WW 1 ?

My grandad was wounded and brief details appeared in the casualty lists in the Wigan Observer dated 14th July 1917.

Has anyone any knowledge of roughly when the wounding would have happened ? Would it be six or seven weeks earlier, or longer ?

Have tried to get info but there does not seem to be any out there. Any help would be appreciated.

Started: 12th Apr 2020 at 16:10

Posted by: winnie (1367) 

what was his name i could look to see if there are any records on ancestry

Replied: 13th Apr 2020 at 16:12

Posted by: hilly (76)

Winnie,

Private 26109 William Hill, The South Lancashire Regiment. Deployed France late 1915. Discharged due to wounds in May 1918. As above, third and final wound reported in the paper July 1917.

Replied: 13th Apr 2020 at 19:39

Posted by: winnie (1367) 

what date and were was he born please

Replied: 13th Apr 2020 at 20:08

Posted by: hilly (76)

Born 3rd April 1891, Higher Ince, Wigan.

Replied: 13th Apr 2020 at 20:46

Posted by: winnie (1367) 

sorry i cant find anything

Replied: 15th Apr 2020 at 10:35

Posted by: hilly (76)

Thanks, Winnie, I had no luck either. The reason for the query is that I have written up his war story from his discharge papers and regimental history. His battalion was involved in heavy fighting at the battle of Messines, early June, 1917. It looks probable he was wounded there, but I did not want to jump to conclusions. I will put a proviso in the text.

Not forgotten.

Thsnks again for your effort.

Replied: 15th Apr 2020 at 12:18

Posted by: mygriffiths (1189)

Findmypast has this record for 1916 but not a 1917 one
This was for a gunshot wound to the right leg.

First name(s) W
Last name Hill
Age 25
Birth year 1891
Service number 26109
Rank Private
Corps South Lancashire Regiment
Battalion 2
Admission year 1916
Admission date 05 Sep 1916
Hospital 2Nd General Hospital
Description British other ranks.
Discharge year 1916
Disharge date 13 Sep 1916
Country Great Britain
Archive
The National Archives
Piece MH 106/954
Series description War Office: First World War Representative Medical Records of Servicemen
Register type Hospital admission and discharge registers
Record year range 1916 Sept.5-Sept.13
Record set British Armed Forces, First World War Soldiers' Medical Records
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory First World War
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

Replied: 15th Apr 2020 at 12:57

Posted by: mygriffiths (1189)



First name(s) William
Last name Hill
Service number 26109
Rank Private
Badge number 412070
Enlistment date 16-Aug-1915
Discharge date 12-Jun-1918
Regiment/unit S. Lan. R.
Cause of discharge 2B
Whether served overseas Yes
Badge date of issue 15-Jun-1918
Age on discharge 27
Record set Silver War Badge Roll 1914-1920
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory First World War
Collections from England, Great Britain

Replied: 15th Apr 2020 at 13:03

Posted by: hilly (76)

Mygriffiths,

Many thanks for these ! I had no idea of the cause of the first wound. His second wound is recorded as shell shock, the third as gunshot wound rear right arm. The hospital details are really relevant to his story. Thank you very much for taking the time.

Replied: 15th Apr 2020 at 15:09

Posted by: mygriffiths (1189)

Sorry I couldn't find more except that some records destroyed by fire in 2nd world war bombing.

Replied: 15th Apr 2020 at 17:09

 

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