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e battle of cambrai ww1

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Susan

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

Porkie_Pie Report 12 Feb 2014 18:58

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

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/war-diaries-ww1.htm

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


http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D2264269

also use Google for info

from a google search

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cambrai_(1917)

http://pages.123-reg.co.uk/jerryandjanet-526112/thegreatwar/id3.html

And plenty more to be found


Roy

Porkie_Pie

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

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/military_chat/thread/1337334

Roy

Cynthia

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
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/
and one can read about the battle in:
http://www.1914-1918.net/bat21.htm


Susan

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.