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e battle of cambrai ww1

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Susan Report 12 Feb 2014 18:51

hi all, im trying to find information about this battle and my grandfathers capture, Thomas furby served in the kings royal riflemans corps from 1916-1919
if anyone can help fab
sue whymark


Porkie_Pie Report 12 Feb 2014 18:58

Some war diaries are available now on the national archives web site

His medal card is also listed on TNA

Medal card of Furby, Thomas. Corps Regiment No Rank King's Royal Rifle Corps, Regiment No R/19841, Rank, Private.

It costs £3.36 to download or someone could look for it on ancestry

also use Google for info

from a google search

And plenty more to be found



Porkie_Pie Report 12 Feb 2014 19:06

Looks like you clicked the submit button twice, It has created a duplicate thread, could you please delete the other thread to stop members from duplicating info and causing confusion



Cynthia Report 13 Feb 2014 13:37

Hello Susan and welcome to the Community boards.

Note. I will let Susan know that she has replies to her query. :-)

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 13 Feb 2014 21:23

I shall send the medal card image to Susan.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 13 Feb 2014 21:34

If you put
cambrai ww1
into google, many interesting sites appear that look well worth reading.

I would recommend, too, that you subscribe (free) to
and one can read about the battle in:


Susan Report 18 Feb 2014 15:55

to all those that have contacted me thank you so much, I will continue to look at suggestions and hope this is enough.
I have his hand written note of his pow journey but its only a date time place and walk/train etc no more details.
thanks again everyone
sue :-)

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 18 Feb 2014 20:04

You're welcome.

Happy hunting.