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hill 60

Postby tvr3000m » Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:01 pm

my mum told me that my grandad fought at hill 60, never heard of this before. Researching I found that the Worc Reg did not fight at hill 60 in Flanders, but I think they did at hill 60 in Gallipoli.
Does anyone know anything?
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Postby scully » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:03 pm

Hi Joy,

Below are 3 options for you to consider.

The 9th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment fought in Gallipoli and were involved in Battle of Sari Bair in August 1915. The 9th Battalion made an attack on Kabak Kuyu on the 12th August 1915. Kabak Kuyu was at the foot of Hill 60. If you check out the (9th BATTALION section of this website under the BATTALIONS dropdown list you will see details and a map showing Hill 60).

On the 17th April 1915 the 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment were in trenches at St. Eloi south-east of Hill 60 when it was mined and stormed.

On the 27th September 1917 the 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment marched up across the Ypres-Comines Canal and took up at reserve position at Hill 60.

What was your grandfathers name and number? Do you know which battalion he served with?

Regards,

Louis
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hill 60

Postby tvr3000m » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:58 pm

thanks again for all your work for me Louis.
You answered another query of mine about Richard Cornelius Pearson 2341, my paternal grandfather, it was him that my mum thought fought at hill 60, but he was with the 7th Bn. I think she's mixed up with her grandfather, my g-grandfather Pte. David Batham 20120 3rd Bn. Worc, although I'm sure I saw on another website that the 7th fought at hill 60 in Gallipoli.
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Postby Alan Beardsmore » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:06 am

Joy,
I found it, too!

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Postby allanp » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:22 pm

Hi Joy

I have found an entry in the 4 September 1915 edition of the Worcester Herald for 20120 Pte D Batham 3rd Battalion Wounded.

Hope this helps

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Postby Alan Beardsmore » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:40 pm

How the hell do you do it, Allan? Amazing!

I don't know where to start!
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Postby tvr3000m » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:13 pm

Thanks Allan
how do you get to see the entry? I live in Middlesex, is it available online?
Strange it should say wounded as the war diary only says killed. My brother has always said he was wounded & moved to a hospital.
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Postby beardie » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:39 am

hi joy, found newspaper article on pte batham in the local paper of the time 'the county express'. if you want a copy email me.

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Postby allanp » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:42 pm

Hi Joy

Just been checking through the posts again.

If you send be an email, I will send a picture of the entry from the Worcester Herald.

Regards Allan
12631 Lance Sergt George William Hill. KIA Vimy Ridge, 28 April 1916 3rd Battalion
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