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Title: 19th King's Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant. John Richard Jarlath MacHale
Post by: polesden on Saturday 17 October 20 09:18 BST (UK)
Hoping someone may be able to help via war diary perhaps.
 1916 in June I have this officer shot in the leg. At Trone Wood. Don't think this can be correct. He convalesced in England later that year.
Want the information I am sharing to be correct for sharing in Remembrance.
John was KIA on 24th March 1918.
Title: Re: 19th King's Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant. John Richard Jarlath MacHale
Post by: jim1 on Saturday 17 October 20 11:08 BST (UK)
The 19th. KLR were at Mericourt early June 1916 which is only about 4mls. from Trones Wood.
The C.O. has listed names of men who were killed or wounded but he isn't one of them.
There's is mention of him joining the Btn. on the 25th. March 1916.
Title: Re: 19th King's Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant. John Richard Jarlath MacHale
Post by: MaxD on Saturday 17 October 20 11:22 BST (UK)
A little to add to Jim's post.  No 3 Company was sent to Trones Wood in support of the Bedfords and were "badly cut up".

MaxD
Title: Re: 19th King's Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant. John Richard Jarlath MacHale
Post by: jim1 on Saturday 17 October 20 11:32 BST (UK)
What date Max?
Title: Re: 19th King's Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant. John Richard Jarlath MacHale
Post by: polesden on Saturday 17 October 20 11:50 BST (UK)
Thank you both.  In the Convalescent Hospital there is no date only the year 1916.
Just can't nail where I got the information of the leg wound or the location. Guess it could have been any time from March onwards.
Title: Re: 19th King's Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant. John Richard Jarlath MacHale
Post by: polesden on Saturday 17 October 20 12:35 BST (UK)
He was wounded on the Somme offensive.  Gun shot wound to left leg.
Sent to Queen Alexandra Military Hospital, Milbank. 17th July to 7th August 1916.
Then to Polesden Hospital.
Title: Re: 19th King's Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant. John Richard Jarlath MacHale
Post by: jim1 on Saturday 17 October 20 13:44 BST (UK)
No. 3 Coy. was ordered up to Trones Wood on the 11th. July.
The Coy. C.O. was killed & 3 Officers wounded. No names given.
Title: Re: 19th King's Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant. John Richard Jarlath MacHale
Post by: jim1 on Saturday 17 October 20 13:51 BST (UK)
List of Officer casualties for July 1916.
Title: Re: 19th King's Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant. John Richard Jarlath MacHale
Post by: jim1 on Saturday 17 October 20 13:58 BST (UK)
To confirm the date you will see next to his name on the casualty list is the letter M.
This list gives the date.
Title: Re: 19th King's Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant. John Richard Jarlath MacHale
Post by: MaxD on Saturday 17 October 20 14:19 BST (UK)
Diary date 11 Jul 1916 as you posted Jim

MaxD
Title: Re: 19th King's Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant. John Richard Jarlath MacHale
Post by: polesden on Saturday 17 October 20 15:53 BST (UK)
Jim1
On the 2nd sheet the names have been cut off.
Could you please confirm the date for me please.
And location...
Title: Re: 19th King's Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant. John Richard Jarlath MacHale
Post by: polesden on Saturday 17 October 20 15:54 BST (UK)
Just seen Max confirm the 11th
Sorry
Title: Re: 19th King's Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant. John Richard Jarlath MacHale
Post by: polesden on Saturday 17 October 20 16:05 BST (UK)
I have updated my record and acknowledged the help you both. Thank you
Title: Re: 19th King's Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant. John Richard Jarlath MacHale
Post by: ALAMO2008 on Saturday 14 November 20 22:16 GMT (UK)

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