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Re: Private D Dacey Monmouthshire Regiment
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 26 July 20 13:40 BST (UK) »
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Re: Private D Dacey Monmouthshire Regiment
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 26 July 20 14:55 BST (UK) »
No wonder I couldn't find his service record I've been looking for a David Darcey.
Senior moment.
Although it states he died of natural causes & you have to accept that as fact I'm not
totally convinced it was unrelated to what they were going through at the time.
April 1918 was the start of the German Spring Offensive.
It was a huge operation & was very successful.
It put the allies completely on the back foot which resulted in wholesale withdrawals all along the front.
The 1/2 Monmouths were at the time attached to the 88th. Brigade (29 Div.) & in reserve.
Their initial task was to be used as carrying parties for the Battalions in the front line but were
soon called upon to fight as the Brigade (+ others) were in danger of being surrounded.
I'm tempted to think he may have suffered blast injuries.
These were caused by the pressure from shell bursts that left no outward signs of injury but caused
the lungs to collapse resulting in death.
With thousands of casualties to deal with & the possibility the medical facilities may have to withdraw at any moment the original cause may have been overlooked.
He certainly died close to where his Brigade was as La Kreule cemetery is only 20 mls. away.
I suppose we will never know for sure but may be worthy of consideration.
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.
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Re: Private D Dacey Monmouthshire Regiment
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 26 July 20 17:03 BST (UK) »
Did you come across this article with more on his death?

https://newspapers.library.wales/view/4095092/4095098/65/dacey%20AND%20maendu

I wouldn't argue against your theory of unidentified internal injuries - I've just done some googling and been reading up on blast lung

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Re: Private D Dacey Monmouthshire Regiment
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 26 July 20 18:26 BST (UK) »
An interesting read.
During this period of fighting his Btn. suffered 472 casualties.
He died here while in Divisional reserve camping under canvas:
Bottom right hand corner in U.18.
https://maps.nls.uk/view/101464882
He's also listed as a casualty although not named.
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/