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    • There is a small notice about the death of sergeant Jack Reading Caswell in the Express & Star 21 May 1918. It simply states the following:

Sergt. Caswell, Royal Warwickshire Regt., son of Mr F. R. Caswell, The Woodlands, Oaken, has died of wounds received in action.IMG_1989

  • Gunner Percy Richard Frost appeared in the Midland Counties Express “Pictorial Roll of Honour” on 1 December 1917. The article did not contain much more information than has already appeared, but it did include a photograph of the man.
  • It has been confirmed that Alfred Bengough Neal was killed in action on 29 August 1917, so he did not die from previous wounds. At this time his battalion was in the frontline trenches west of Glencorse Wood, north of the Menin Road, Ypres. They were taking part in one of the phases of the 3rd battle of Ypres. They had been in the frontline since August 27th. The battalion war diary records 18 killed and 41 wounded during August 1917.
  • With regards to William Padmore’s Romanian award, it appears that it was common to exchange awards between allies, often to those individuals who had just missed out on a British award. We will try and find out a bit more information.
  • Robert Cecil Willcock was killed in action 23/7/16 with the 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment attacking High Wood. This battalion was part of the 13th Brigade 5th Division. He was in A Company. A&B Companies took 485 casualties in their attack on Wood Lane.