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Offline Nige28

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Private James Pollitt 376811
« on: April 17, 2022, 11:34:05 AM »
Hi, looking for any info on James Pollitt 376811, of the 1st/10th Bn. KIA 9/9/17 at 3rd battle of Ypres. I have his military record and war graves records. Regards Nigel

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Re: Private James Pollitt 376811
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2022, 10:39:53 AM »
Hi Nige,
The 1/10th Bn War Diary states:-
“Ypres. 9.9.17. Kit inspection by Company Commanders & Voluntary Holy Communion.  Battalion moves up to Cambridge Road and took over from the 1/7th Manchester Regiment. Had 3 Casualties.” James Pollitt was the only death on this day.
James was killed in action and buried in Reservoir Cemetery, in the heart of the City.  Cambridge Road is between Wieltje and Hooge.  As men were generally buried close to where they fell it is likely James Pollitt was killed in the town, prior to the Bn arriving at the front line, probably resulting from German shelling in Ypres.
All a bit of speculation and unverified without a service record.
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Re: Private James Pollitt 376811
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2022, 11:00:01 AM »
Hi Tim, thanks for the response. It helps greatly in my research. Kind regards Nigel