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Christmas Day 1916
« on: Tuesday 25 December 18 13:31 GMT (UK) »
Vant 1916: Corporal George Timothy Vant, 13351 Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in Action. Commonweath War Graves  Commisson.  Will available on "Find a soldier's will".
1916: In the tiny intimate cemetery of Rancourt found on the eastern fringes of the Somme, you discover the graves of Corporal Vant, Serjeant, Bowen & Private Workman of the Worcestershire Regiment killed on Christmas Day 1916 proving that there was not always goodwill and peace to all. Quickfirer Internet site. Corporal Vant was born to Richard George Vant and Helena Foley 24 January 1896, Evesham, Worcestershire.

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Re: Christmas Day 1916
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 26 December 18 15:36 GMT (UK) »
cpl 13351  George Thomas Vant.
sgt 5698 Edmund John Bowen.
pvt 18650 Maurice Workman. all 2 battalion.



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Re: Christmas Day 1916
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 26 December 18 15:57 GMT (UK) »
One wonders if they were under Army orders or they were taking advantage of a Christmas lull in the fighting and were taking a look around. Thank you for their Army Numbers. 

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Re: Christmas Day 1916
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 26 December 18 20:00 GMT (UK) »
After the unofficial Christmas truce of 1914 the Army banned any kind of familiarisation with the enemy.
On Christmas day 1916 it was business as usual for the men in the trenches.
2/Worcs. diary for the day:
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
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Re: Christmas Day 1916
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 26 December 18 20:53 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Jim1 for my Boxing Day present regarding George Timothy Vant. and his two fellow soldiers. I immediately put your post onto the internet for all interested people to see,