9805 Pte Peplow, William

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9805 Pte Peplow, William

Postby littleorme » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:42 pm

Hi
I understand that William died at Kirkee Hospital, Poona, India on October 1st 1916. Thanks to Louis, I believe that he was probably moved to Kirkee from Gallipoli. Where might I enquire to find more information concerning the 9th Battalion's location/actions prior to his death? Is there any hope of finding hospital records?
I know that in April 1916, he was with the 6th Battalion at South Raglan Barracks, Devonport.
Thanks
Clive
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Re: 9805 Pte Peplow, William

Postby Simon_Fielding » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:18 pm

Some basics from The Long Long Trail: the 9th saw service in Mesopotamia

ERROR://www.1914-1918.net/worcester.htm

9th (Service) Battalion
Formed at Worcester in August 1914 as part of K1 and came under orders of 39th Brigade in 13th (Western) Division. Moved to Tidworth but by January 1915 was in billets in Basingstoke. Moved to Blackdown (Aldershot) in February 1915.
Sailed from Avonmouth in June 1915 and landed on Gallipoli next month.
January 1916 : Division evacuated from Gallipoli and moved to Egypt.
July 1918 : Brigade transferred to North Persia Force.
Researching the 75 men of the Great War Memorial of St Anne's Church, Bewdley, Worcestershire .
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Re: 9805 Pte Peplow, William

Postby littleorme » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:59 pm

Hi Simon,
Thanks for that information. My search started from a postcard sent to William by a relative who thanked him for sending her a badge. She was surprised how much it had cost him. At the time (April 1916), he was at Raglan Barracks, Devonport, but he died on Oct 1st 1916 at Poona, a world away.
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Re: 9805 Pte Peplow, William

Postby corona » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:46 pm

Some additional biographical information on Pte.Peplow ,who is commorated on the MALVERN LIBRARY MEMORIAL,can be found on the dedicated internet site
MALVERN'S WAR MEMORIAL TO THOSE WHO NOBLEY SERVED.(Google it!)
It records that "he died of enteric fever on October 1st at Delhi He was in the employ of Mr C A WYLDE as an indoor servant for some years and then worked at
LLOYDS BANK in MALVERN-he was recalled to the Colours in October 1914. From March 1915 he was in the trenches and was wounded twice".
The MALVERN NEWS STATED: "This is the third death among the men who enlisted from Lloyds Bank House Malvern"
Regards,
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Re: 9805 Pte Peplow, William

Postby littleorme » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:55 pm

Thank you Corona!
That's a lot of biographical information. Lots of leads!
Many thanks,
Clive
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Re: 9805 Pte Peplow, William

Postby allanp » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:29 pm

Hi Clive

I have found entries for William in the Worcester Herald & Bromsgrove & Dritwich Messenger.

17th July 1915 edition
Wounded
1st Southern General Hospital Birmingham 24 June 1915
9805 Pte W. Peplow

1st January 1916 edition
Wounded
9805 Pte W. Peplow

1st January 1916 edition Bromsgrove & Droitwich Messenger
Wounded
3rd Battalion
9805 Pte W. Peplow under date 16th December 1915

Regards Allan
12631 Lance Sergt George William Hill. KIA Vimy Ridge, 28 April 1916 3rd Battalion
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Re: 9805 Pte Peplow, William

Postby littleorme » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:19 am

Thanks Alan,
Appreciate the extra information. That's another Battalion he served with!
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