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Re: A Fraser Family Member WW1 Mystery
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 14:27 BST (UK) »
This https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7354941 is the diary from Feb 1916 to May 1919.
There is an earlier one from the start of the war https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7351902.  His medal record https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2238138 shows he arrived in France on 23 November 1914.  The war diary records the arrival, on 28 November, of a draft of 5 officers and 187 other ranks from England.  He would have been one of those men.

Each of these can be downloaded for 3.50.  If the family have access to Ancestry I can give links.

See map and image at:
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=14&lat=50.0444&lon=2.8846&layers=101465185&right=BingHyb

The attack on 7 October 1916 took place from trenches to the east of the road between Morval and Les Boeufs moving north east towards Le Transloy.  The battalion lost 23 killed 64 wounded and 12 missing.

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Re: A Fraser Family Member WW1 Mystery
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 22:56 BST (UK) »
The cane I believe is a "Sagger Stick" lots of info on the use of these on google. Such a lovely looking young man and what a waste  :-\
Carol

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Re: A Fraser Family Member WW1 Mystery
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 09:15 BST (UK) »
Dear Treetotal, Swagger Stick is the "period decoration on the cake" as it is far more descript/apt than cane or anything else that I could ever dream up. I can not help but have a warm smile to myself about it!

Many thanks from the Fraser Family to everybody for having done a "wonderful job", nw_whiskers

 
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