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Arthur Alfred Scheurer 2/7th Battalion
« on: January 14, 2008, 10:15:38 AM »
Researching family history and trying to find information as to why  one Arthur Alfred Scheurer would have been in the Berwick upon Tweed area in 1917/early 1918. Recruiting/training perhaps?
On the WW1 memorial in Ancroft village, Northumberland he is listed as Lt Corp A A Scheurer MR.
On the CWGC site he is listed as Private Arthur Alfred Scheurer, 2nd/7th Battalion, Service no 27935, killed 21/03/1918. Poizeres memorial.
He married a great aunt in early 1918, obviously just before he was sent to France, but other than that we know nothing about him.

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Re: 2nd/7th Battalion 1917/18
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008, 11:53:53 AM »
hi Brugi

and welcome to the group

i'm going to move this over to the great war section where it will be seen by more people

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Re: Arthur Alfred Scheurer 2/7th Battalion
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 12:02:56 PM »
SCHEURER, ARTHUR ALFRED

Born Dublin
Enlisted Manchester

Killed in Action, 21-3-1918

21-3-1918 is the start date of the german spring offensive of 1918, in which the 66th Div (which 2/7th were part of) suffered badly
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Re: Arthur Alfred Scheurer 2/7th Battalion
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008, 04:05:01 PM »
Just a quick check on the BMD.
Arthur A Scheurer married Elizabeth S Ford 1st Qtr 1918, Berwick registration district.

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Re: Arthur Alfred Scheurer 2/7th Battalion
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008, 04:40:42 PM »
arthurs number looks like one that was issued to the 27th reserve battalion,he may have met a local lass while in hospital in berwick,and married her later,while on leave,just a thought.
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Re: Arthur Alfred Scheurer 2/7th Battalion
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008, 10:29:05 PM »
there's no reason why he should have been up there, neither the 2/7th nor the 27th battalion was based around there as far as i can see

here is a link to arthurs medal card, which can be downloaded for £3.50 ( there's no guarrantee it will tell us much more though)

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=5239720&queryType=1&resultcount=8

Description     
Medal card of Scheurer, Arthur A
Corps   Regiment No   Rank
Manchester Regiment    27935    
Labour Corps    362596    
Manchester Regiment    27935    Private
Date    1914-1920
Catalogue reference    WO 372/17

it would seem he also spent some time in the labour corps
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Re: Arthur Alfred Scheurer 2/7th Battalion
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008, 07:22:01 PM »
Another contact has suggested that his labour corps number denotes that he was in Egypt. I presume that he would have been deployed as part of the defence of the Suez Canal against a possible Turkish attack? Any ideas as to how I could find out more?

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Re: Arthur Alfred Scheurer 2/7th Battalion
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2008, 12:53:09 AM »
i think your first step would be to download his medal index card ( link in above post) and let us have a look at it

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