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Mont-Huon Cemetry
« on: November 27, 2011, 03:27:24 PM »
Hi I am a new member and have been searching for my Great Grandfather for the past 5 yrs.   I have eventually found him on your website.
Private John Carroll 28286 Manchester Regiment and 371214 Labour Corps.  He is buried in Mont-Huon Cemetery, in France and died on the 14th November 1918.
How do I found out how he died, where he fought etc.  I have not found him on the Roll of Honour for 1914-1918. I have a copy of his Medal Card, but have been unable to find out anything more about him.
I felt so sad that he had been killed in France.  I have his last letter to my grandfather which was dated Sept.1918, my grandfather served with the Duke of Lancaster Regiment during the first world war.

Any help going forward with my research would be a great help.

Many thanks,

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Re: Mont-Huon Cemetry
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 04:55:46 PM »
Hi Carole, the Mont Huon Cemetery is just outside Le Treport, which was a large hospital area, many miles away from the front (I visited it three years ago). In view of this he must have died of wounds. Hopefully someone with access to Ancestry will be able to check whether his service records have survived. Another great source of information is local newspapers. If you contact the library nearest to where he lived they will be able to advice you which newspaper covered the area and where copies are available.

Hope this helps


Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regt - dow 18.02.17
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment - kia 18.05.18
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA dow - 04.09.18
Pte Sidney Lee (4131324), 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment -  kia 12.03.41

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Re: Mont-Huon Cemetry
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 05:07:33 PM »
These details are on the CWGC website:

Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (371214) 290th Area Employment Coy.
Date of Death: 14/11/1918
Service No: 28286
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: X. B. 7A.

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Re: Mont-Huon Cemetry
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 01:45:27 PM »
hi carole a grave photo can be found on this link, welcome to the forum

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Re: Mont-Huon Cemetry
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011, 11:29:50 AM »
Most war diaries for the Labour Corps (companies) in the First World War, did not survive,however, the higher formation war diaries did survive, so here is some information on (290 area coy).

The information posted is from John Starling, who is historical officer for the Pioneer Corps/Labour Corps.

290 Area Employment Coy

1 Oct 17   Tos 39 Gp (Gp HQ at FREVENT) – 39 Gp Diary
12 Oct 17   290 & 777 Area Coys – administered by 37 Gp – XVII Corps Diary
23 Jan 18   4 PW Coy and 49 (NWF) Ind Coy and 290 Area Coy – sos to 3rd Army Back Area – XVII Corps Diary
28 Mar 18   Corps boundary change: - VI Corps Diary
57 Gp – 32, 117 & part 710 Coys and 280, 290, 291, 740 & 748 Area Coys
              Location DOULLENS tos
29 Mar 18   55 Gp and 290 Area Coy – mentioned – X Corps Diary
30 Mar 18   290 Area Coy – tos – X Corps Diary
5 Apr 18   778 Area Coy – DOULLENS includes 20 Ors from 290 Area Coy and 50 ORs from ‘B’ Provisional Coy – X Corps Diary

TOS= taken on strength.
SOS= /off strength.
Ors = other ranks