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War diary look up.
« on: Thursday 22 November 18 11:42 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if I might ask for some info from the war diaries for 4bn,K.L.R. My wife's grandfather was apparently listed as wounded in some way on two separate occasions,round about 20/09/1918 and again c15/10/1918. My basic ancestry subscription doesn't allow me to view this sort of info.

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« Reply #1 on: Thursday 22 November 18 13:19 GMT (UK) »
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Randle/Millington Warwicks
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Re: War diary look up.
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 22 November 18 16:10 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the MaxD, but following the link only gives a message telling me to upgrade my membership which isn't an option for me at present.Thanks for responding though.
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Re: War diary look up.
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 22 November 18 16:20 GMT (UK) »
Apologies, I really didn't know that there was another type of membership. 

If you have 3.50 to spare you can download it from

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7353841

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Re: War diary look up.
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 22 November 18 16:29 GMT (UK) »
20 Sep 1918 - trenches near Villers Guislain - 5 killed 7 wounded (no names).  Battalion out of the line 13 Oct to 22 Oct so not clear about that incident.  There was a period of action 22-26 Oct but the diary is not good on casualties.

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Re: War diary look up.
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 22 November 18 20:49 GMT (UK) »
Thank you again MaxD,I really must go for a decent subscription. I've been going over the info I was sent.it seems the dates I posted were not the actual dates of the incidents,but I'm led to understand that the lists were published about 4-5 weeks after any actual wounding?                                                     The list publishing dates were 25/10/18 and 19/11/18,so the periods you mention could well pertain to my man.I shall go for the download from the link you sent.                                                                  Tom.
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Re: War diary look up.
« Reply #6 on: Friday 23 November 18 19:10 GMT (UK) »
Your local public library might have free access to Ancestry and Findmypast through their computers.
Take a USB stick and you can download the images to take home.

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« Reply #7 on: Friday 23 November 18 22:08 GMT (UK) »
pb_devon,that sounds like something I could manage without one of my grandchildren helping me...thank you for that.
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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 29 November 18 01:00 GMT (UK) »
Just a note to say I've finally downloaded the diaries,and am in the process of sifting through them.
Thanks again for the help given on this post. Tom.
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