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Re: 2nd Battalion, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 10 April 12 19:34 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I was researching the 2nd battalion of the East Kent regiment, and saw your message from 2008.  I guess you have made a lot of progress by now, but in case you are still looking I have found my Great Great Uncle's grave and have pieced together several bit of info.  He died in a communal hospital in the town of Bailleul on April 25, 1915 and is buried in the community cemetery there.  In all possibility he was one of thousands of victims of the first ever German gas attack, using chlorine gas, on April 22 during the Second Battle of Ypres.  The battalion was clearly involved in that battle, alongside many more Canadians.  I visited his grave with my elderly father, and I hope you too have been able to find out more about your relative in the same battalion.  Best wishes, Chris

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Re: 2nd Battalion, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 19 November 20 00:53 GMT (UK) »
Would I be able to find details of the accident in the attached note. Among the casualty lists various number notations in the "600 s" appear, 607 in this case. What does that indicate ? Thanks for looking.
ROBINS Richmond Birmingham Stafford UK Chicago Ill.USA.
TURNER London UK
GREENHALF London UK
McGIVERN Armagh, Castleblaney & Leitrim, Ireland
McHUGH Leitrim Ireland
TIMMIS Richmond Surrey Stafford
WILSON Letterkenny Ireland,Ayr Scotland
DNA R-FGC51610  K1a10a