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Rifleman William Brien
« on: Thursday 08 November 18 10:37 GMT (UK) »
Good morning all. I am trying to find the medal index card for 371350 Rifleman  William Brien. He was killed in action and is commemorated on the Tyne cot memorial. Trouble is I can't find his Medal index card. Any help would be appricated. Thanks.

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Re: Rifleman William Brien
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 November 18 10:53 GMT (UK) »
Fold 3 (which is free today) has it:

https://www.fold3.com/image/584755401
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Re: Rifleman William Brien
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 November 18 11:37 GMT (UK) »
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
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Re: Rifleman William Brien
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 08 November 18 12:40 GMT (UK) »
The blue circles were their objectives.
The whole of no man's land was deep mud & shell holes. They suffered heavy casualties as they got stuck with some men slipping into the shell holes & not being able to get out. They also lost their m/g & a number of rifles due to the deep mud. This & the moonlit night enabled the German m/g's, snipers & artillery easy targets. Some Platoons lost all of their men.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/