Welcome to Men of the 6th Durham Light Infantry – the aim of this site us not to look at the battalion as a whole but at the men who made up the battalion.

Please remember to visit our companion sites for the war diary of the 6th DLI and the war diary of the 7th DLI.

81 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Greetings, I found your web page as a result of the great war forum. I have a 14-15 trio in my collection to a Frederick Robinson 3081 DLI. His mic has France 30/10/15 which is all the information I can find on him. His discharge certificate states Ripon as his enlistment and discharge.
    Not sure if this helps. Cheers Ed

  2. Thanks

    Fred wasn’t a member of the 6th DLI (at least not when the number 3081 was allocated) – this suggests him as having (originally at least) been a 5th,8th or 9th DLI man. In all of the battalions the number 3081 was allocated around Oct/Nov 1914.

    It’s odd that his medal card doesn’t show anything other than a 4 digit number, this suggests that by 1917 he was either discharged, on home service only, or he had transferred and his card wasn’t updated.


    • Hi Craig,

      Looks like a great start to your project.

      I’ve just discovered my Grandad’s cousin 91684 Percy Grindley served with 1/6th DLI. His Service Record is online and remarkably shows his arrival in France on 12th April 1918 and then taken prisoner on 27th/31st May. He contracted TB as a captive and returned home to Cheshire in Feb 1919.

      Percy had originally enlisted underage in Army Cyclist Corps before a brief stay with the Welsh Regmnt.

      I’ll have a look through your site, but if you have any tips on where Percy was captured and held, any info. would be great.


      • Hi

        As yet I haven’t transcribed the diary for 1918 but I do have a copy of it.

        They were heavily bombarded and then attacked at about 4 a.m. The diary notes most of the oficers and men were missing but on withdrawing to the Aisne they managed to collect together some of the missing men and gather at Convereux.

        Continued fighting and the ‘few survivors’ were attached to 25th DIvision.

        Men were formed in a composite battalion.

        Continued fighting as a composite battalion

        Diary notes 30 officers and 499 O.R. killed, wounded or missing.

  3. I have found my grandad on this site, I think it’s a heart warming thought that these brave men are not forgotten and they are remembered on the Internet for fighting for their Country under such harsh conditions.

  4. Hi,
    Thanks for the great site!

    I am researching Pte Edward Hutchinson who joined the 6th in Bishop Auckland on or around 1st September 1916. He was unfortunately killed in a tram accident back in blighty on 5th Feb 1916, right next to a school I am working with on a WW1 project. I was wondering if there was any more information available on Pte Hutchinson – birth date and place, papers, where he served, what conditions he would have been in, why he was back home at that time, and why (if we can find out!) he was standing on a dark, frosty corner in Gateshead when the accident happened… I hope you can give me a few pointers!
    Much obliged,

    • Hi

      I’m not far from Bensham Bank and know the area well.

      I have an article on him here – http://www.durhamlightinfantry.net/?cat=9

      He was with the 23rd DLI when he was killed (later re-numbered as the 26th DLI) – this would indicate he had been sent home through either illness or injury as being unfit for front-line duties with the 6th DLI. The Newcastle Journal of 01 June 1915 reports him as having being wounded and in 2nd Northern General Hospital, Leeds on 29 May 1915 so he was likely back in Newcastle whilst he was recuperating.

      It is most likely that he was wounded at the 2nd battle of Ypres or shortly afterwards. A link from the main page of this site will give you the 6th DLI diary for the period in question.

      He was enlisted at Bishop Auckland although this does not tell us much as all enlistment at that particular period was being run through the battalion’s main depot.

      I’ll have a look through a few more records I have and I’ll send you anything else I find.

      As an aside , the tram was re-built and is now at Beamish museum – http://beamishtransportonline.co.uk/2013/12/gateshead-trams-at-beamish-museum-an-introduction-to-no-52-and-a-bit-of-re-writing-the-history-books/


  5. Re: Robert J Bell 1753 & 250068
    Robert Joseph Bell was my maternal grandfather. He joined the DLI Territorials 6th Battalion in 1912 and embarked for France with the expeditionary force on the 19/20 April 1914. He remained with the battalion right through until the end of May 1918 when he was reported missing. He was found to be a POW in early 1919 and was disembodied and demobbed in March 1919. By June 1920 he had re-enlisted in the Territorials and was finally discharged in June 1921. During his service he received several field promotions through L/Cpl, L/Sgt, Sgt and WO11 to A/CSM by the time the battalion were embroiled in the devastating battles for the Lys and Aisne. He was awarded the Military Medal for actions during these battles but, other than a mention in the book of Capt. R.B. Ainsworth, I have not been able to find out any more. If you have any information in the war diary I would be interested to hear more details of the April-May 1918 battles.

  6. Hi I’m looking for information about my great Uncle George Henry Wardle who served in the 6th.
    He enlisted in Barnard Castle (love to know when?)
    His service number: 1981
    He was killed in action 2nd Oct 1916.

    Was there a battle around this time?

    Any background info would be very much appreciated.


    • Hi just recently found out that George Henry Wardle is my great great uncle he was my great grandads brother a lot of family still live in Barnard castle he was killed in action during the battle of the Somme there is no known grave for him

  7. I think that my great grandfather was seconded to the DLI but am comming up against brick walls? Have 2 medal index numbers both appear to be for the same man, campaign medals give 277028 pte S V Belson DLI. The other number appears to relate to ox&bucks li but seems abit long, 19006441? Any suggestions would be appreciated thanks

  8. Thank you so much for transcribing in great detail the war diary for the 6th battalion DLI
    I still have lots more to read.
    Im hoping you can help
    I am currently researching John George Woods who died in the Ypres Salient on the 26th April 1915, he was a private with the 1/6th battalion of the DLI. Soldier number: 2982.
    Would you have any information about him?

  9. I am looking for information about my maternal grandfather, Clifford Hodgkinson, who served in the 6th DLI although he was from Staffordshire and I have no information about when or where he joined up. I do know that he was in Cottbus POW camp and did not come home until January 1919, returning to Hull on HMS Plassy, a hospital ship. From there he went to Ripon and to “camp”. His service number was 80866 and he was a Serjeant. His date of birth was 17 Feb 1893.

    I would love to have more details if you know any. Thank you.

  10. Hi, just found this site today and find it amazing. I have 3 relations in the 6th DLI, one James Moreland born 1873 Bishop Auckland No2330 went to france with the regiment April 1915. I notice on the Men of the 6th DLI section it states wonderd, Newcastle Journal 4 oc 1915? can anyone explain what this means.

    • I’m glad you’ve found my site helpful – I add new information reasonably regularly (although it may or may not be for any men you have a specific interest in)

      The Newcastle Journal occasionally listed men of the 6th DLI who were wounded – this information was taken from official War Office casualty reports.

  11. Thanks for your help, is there anyway of finding out which coy a man served, I assume for example that the men from Bishop Auckland will have been in say X and Y coy and those from Crook in Z? am I correct in this thought process.

    • Pre war, there’s a reasonable chance as they were allocated roughly based on where a man lived & enlisted. During the war, not unless your lucky with a record mentioning his company. Men could and would be moved between companies as required.

    • There isn’t the facility for user upload but if pictures are forwarded on to me I can arrange for them to be uploaded as appropriate.

      Please note that this site is currently being archived as part of the British Library WW1 Project so any pictures will be part of this archive.

  12. I am trying to find out information about my late Grandmothers Brother, Abraham (sometimes just Abram) Hunter Service Number 3011, who was killed on the 26th April 1915 , aged 16 at, I think North of Leper. He was in the 1/6th DLI who embarked for Belgium via France round about the 20th April 1915. I have to admit his route to Leper is just an assumption from bits I have read. I am planning a trip next year to pay my respects 100 years after his death, so any help would be appreciated.

    • Hello John,
      My Grandfather James Broadley 1798 6th DLI may have fought with Abraham. Leper? do you mean Ypres? Read the war record written April 15 for 1/6th. It given route.

  13. Hi

    I’ve been researching my grandfather Pte 200226 William Hallett of 2386 Durham Light Infantry. I have his medal card which states he entered France on 18th April 1915. He survived the war but I never knew him and what role he and his pals in the DLI did. I would love to know any information you have for me please. I’ll keep up the research this end too. Many thanks.

  14. Hi I deal with a Scottish veterans association and a chap asked if I could find out something about an English lad JW Ellwood listed under
    The chap said Elwood served with 1/6 DLI and is remembered on the Menin gate memorial at Ypres – this normally happens if the soldier’s body was never recovered but it was known he was killed ie a witness – but on the thread listed above it says –
    The body was buried and identified by the Somerset Light Infantry on 30 April 1915. So I am asking if his body was identified and buried by the Somerset LI through your Ncl Journal notes of 29 June 1915 where was the grave located – is it possible to tell me how to find these journal notes?
    Elwood apparently came from the same village that the chap asking came from and he was over at the Menin Gate and saw the name and was asking if he was identified and buried should his grave not been recorded – I know a solution may be that he was identified and buried by the Somerset LI and later the grave destroyed – possibly by artillery fire and the body never found again – that could be a reason why he is posted on the wall of the missing – Don’t know if you could assist me in this request?

    Raymond Bell

  15. My great Uncle Thomas william Brown is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial. My son will be visiting the war cemeteries soon and I’m trying to locate where my Great Uncle is commemorated. I’ve tried searching The war graves site but to no avail.

    Thomas william Brown details.
    Service number 203841 death 23/03/18 Lance Corporal 1/5th Brigade Durham Light Infantry.
    Any help would be very much appreciated.

    • He listed on the memorial as he doesn’t have a known grave. His original grave may have been destroyed in later fighting or his body was never knowingly recovered.

  16. Hi there,

    I stumbled on your website by accident, I’ve been looking into the histories of a number of family members.

    Stephenson Redshaw, I know he was in the Imperial Yeomanry, missing the Boer War entirely, other than age was there any other reason why he didn’t serve overseas?

    George Ward (6-2981), you have him as discharged in May 1918, do,you have any information why?

    Anyway, I’ll leave that for now, although apparently George Ward’s brother William also served, sadly we don’t know his service number.



    • Hi Brian, George Ward (6-2981) was discharged 19 May 1918 as he was medically unfit, the reason on the card is xvi a ii. I hope someone is able to interpret that. He was issued a Silver War Badge so must have been wounded and unfit for duty but was well enough to rejoin after recovery as he was renumbered. Hope this helps, if anyone can offer more enlightenment please email Catherine at charlottesmam@icloud.com

      • George was eventually discharged as unfit in May 191, it was only at this point the Silver War Badge was issued – it was given only when a man was discharged.

        His renumbering, to a 6 digit number, was a standard process which took place in late 1916/early 1917 across the Territorial Force (it was an attempt to rectify some issues which had occurred with duplication of service number – long story…). At the time of the renumbering he wasn’t directly serving with the front-line battalion, the ‘1/6th’. He may have been in hospital recovering from wounds at that time or already back in England with the reserve battalion.

        His discharge was because he was found surplus to military requirements due to being unfit.

  17. I am seeking confirmation my grandfather Sidney Mitchell served with the 6th DLI. His regimental number was 252272 & later, 631581. Using the rest. number, I followed the first number to the 6th & the second to a London regt. Can anyone confirm, or supply additional information, his records were in the ‘burnt section’, so all I have at this time is the Medal Card?

  18. Please advise if you have publications for sale as I am researching my father sidney mitchell who served with the 6th DLI reg no 252272 during www1 the national archives have advised his records were destroyed during WW11, & his medal card is lacking on information eg theatre he served in is blank etc. I have both of his medals & would like to know more of his service records he was severely wounded, gas, punctured lung,broken legs, schrapnel wounds so there would be hospital records

  19. My great uncle, Pvt John Brown, joined the 6th Battalion on (I think) 3rd February 1911, service number 1337.
    I have found out that he received a gun shot wound to the head, probably in the Second Battle of Ypres around 28 April (the date he was admitted to the hospital ship, Asturias). I know that he survived the war.
    The information I have has come from Ancestry and forces-war-records. It is only recently I have found out about him and his brother, Sgt Matthew Brown who was killed on 7 October 1916 on The Somme, in one of the first tank battles. Matthew was in the 12th DLI.
    I’d like to find out as much as I can about my grandmother’s brothers, my great uncles John and Matthew. How do I get the rest of their service records? Any hints or directions very welcome. I visit Durham regularly (although I would consider employing someone who actually knows what they are doing!).

    • If you look on Find My Past then surviving service records for John are available – it’s most likely he was wounded on 26 April 1915 in the initial action at Ypres (The advance from Potijze to Zonnebeke & Hill 37).

      Matthew has no surviving service records – you can piece together some bits on him from the medal rolls and soldiers effects records but you would need to check Ancestry for them.


  20. Looking for information about Thomas Marshall Iley, number 250104, previously 1849. I have comprehensive details of 6th Battalion movements during his service, he was killed on 6/10/18 and I have visited most of the sites associated with these movements in France/Belgium. I am trying to establish his exact movements, when he was on leave etc but am coming up with blanks. I have tried national archives but think his records were distroyed inWW2. Can you suggest any other source?

    • You’re correct in that his service records do no appear to have survived.

      After the service records there’s not much left that could show any further details regarding leave etc (even this has been stripped from most surviving records). I have a copy of the surviving fields returns and he’s not mentioned (not that too many survive though).


  21. In the absence of his Service Records, there will not be much documentation left showing his precise movements, you could look at the War Diary, and if you know the Company he was in, that could give some clues, but only if it mentions him by name, trawl through local newspapers, if there is anything about being on leave, where was he from,? Unfortunately its nigh on impossible to be precise with his movements. The diaries are not that precise. And was it worthy of an article. As far as I am aware, there are no other detailed information about him, did he write letters home, has the relatives or family have any correspondence from him.

    • Hi Jim,
      I have managed to get a photo of him but no other details. His immediate family members (two sisters) passed away some years ago and we have no known correspondence from him, his medals have been lost during family moves. His oldest surviving nephew (at 91) remmembers stories of him being home on leave and being washed down in his farthers workshop due to the filth and lice on his uniform and him not wanting his mother to see him and worry. He was originally in E company 6th DLI, not sure after the renaming of company’s where he ended up. He was a corporal and I would like to know more detail about his movements and his responsibilitys during service. He ended up with the 15th battalion after the decimation of the 6th during early 1918. Again the family story is that he should have been home on leave at the time of his death on 6th October 1918. I have managed to find his original burial site via map coordinates and his war gratuities payment details. I have extensive details of the 6th and 15th movements but lack details of Thomas’s movements. These would start and bring the whole thing together. I will keep looking but not sure where else to look.

  22. Thanks for the quick response. I will keep searching as little pockets of information keep popping up every now and then.

  23. Dear Paul
    I have had a quick look at the North East Newspapers for an Iley, there is an Iley Sergeant wounded, but not your man.

    However, not all the newspapers are online, so have to keep checking back. If I come across anything about him, of course will let you know, there are many newspapers, local which will need consulting as well, but its a mind numbing exercise.

    Just need to keep looking. Any idea where he worked, or Church he went to?..

    By the way, Where is he from?


  24. Hi just a quick look at his information.
    Private George Henry Wardle was in the 1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 1981. Went to France on the 27th June 1915, he was killed on Monday 2nd October, at the Battle of Ancre Heights. III Corps, 50th Division, The 1/6th and 1/9th Durham’s had taken Flers Support trench before Dawn, barricading their right flank because of 47th Division’s lack of success. [This was part of the Battle of the Somme, the latter stages]. He is remembered at Thiepval, as his body was not found. However, he is remembered on two War Memorials in Barnard Castle see the following links, http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6342 and on page 10 ROH served http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6390.
    He was awarded three medals Victory Medal, War Medal and 14/15 star. Did he have a brother called J A Wardle? is there anything you know about him, we at NEWMP have a section called Every Name a Story, if you willing we will research him further and put his details on our web site, http://www.newmp.org.uk.
    Do you have a photograph.?

  25. My father was also in the DLI 6th Battalion, his name was Sidney Mitchell DLI 252272 & ASLC 631581 apart from his medal card all his records were lost during the www11 London bombings. There is a small book available which gives some day to day events it is:- The story of the 6th battalion France April 1915 to November 1918 by Ralph B Ainsworth it was published in London by The St Catherine Press Stamford St S.E. 1919 My copy is a recent reproduction which was edited by Capt R.B.AinsworthM.C. My copy is a recent print so it must be still available, good hunting.

    • I’ve got a partially re-worked re-draft of the book that I’m working on and expanding quite significantly – at moment though for just the Apr 15-16.

  26. My Grandfather Harry William Pallant lived in Ipswich Suffolk but during WW1 he served in the Durham Light. I don’t know which division but I have two service numbers 7029 and 203295. I am trying to find out a bit more about his service.

    • Was Harry William Pallent father called Thomas Pallent? who died in 1955, Age 87 at Debenham Suffolk. Harry was a Corporal. There is a Medal Index card available, but it does not show much, he did receive at least 2 Medals. Think he was in the 1/5th DLI Battalion then based around he Stockton-On-Tees area. The 1/5th DLI were allocated the number block 200001 to 250000, around 1917, Harry’s number was 203295, the previous 4 digit number may indicate that he may have been in the Volunteer or Territorial force before the War.

  27. Hello,

    I’m looking for information on my grandfather who served with the D.L.I. in WW1. His regimental number was 9/7022, 325564. His discharge papers (he served from 1903-1919) indicate that he served aboard ships throughout his service. Was this unusual?
    I’d also like to know exactly what his regimental numbers indicate with regard to his service.
    Many thanks.

  28. Hi all,

    I am French, and passionnate by the british army during ww2.
    I am looking for more information about Private G W Weakley, 5679779 , 6 DLI.
    Wounded in normandy at the 12 August 1944.

    Any information are welcome,
    what kind of wound did he receiv ? does he still fight after that.
    Is it possible to find picture of him ?
    Best regards


  29. My great grandfather Ralph Wheatley Coulson died Jan 1917 in France. We visited the grave a few years ago. Would love some history on this time of the battalion.

    • HI Jeannette,
      hope you find this info useful:
      R W Coulson
      Died Wednesday, January 24, 1917
      you should be able to get more info on Ancestry.co.uk or CWGC website,

  30. I am trying to find any further details of a John Humphrey Warwick (born we think in the Darlington, Co Durham area) who was commissioned 2nd Lt into 6th DLI on or around 9 December 1914. We know nothing of his service career between date of commission and his death in Arizona, USA in March 1917. I would be grateful for any information or any lead to where such information may be obtained

    • John Humphrey Warwick was commissioned as a 2nd Lt on 9 Dec 1914 to the 6th DLI.

      I don’t have a lot on him but what I do have indicates he landed on France on 06 May 1915 (as a reinforcement for losses suffered at the 2nd Ypres in late April 1915).

      There’s nothing in the war diary that I can see which mentions him between May 15 and Feb 16 – some officers went by without a mention in the diary but it’s also possible he never joined the battalion in the field and was working behind the lines with the brigade or similar.

      The Battalion diary for May 15 is missing (probably destroyed) but I have a spreadsheet of data I have collected over the years – this shows 8 officers arrived together in France on 06 May 1915 and we know from the Division Quartermaster’s diary that 8 officers of the 6th DLI (names not given) arrived with the Division on 08 May 1915. There are also 12 officers are noted as having arrived on 06 May 1915. There is an error somewhere a the numbers don’t tie in with the number of officers known to have arrived (it was a difficult time for the records due to the chaos caused with the Division at the end of April 15 – thrown in the deep end and it took a while to sort out).

      I do have the details of the 8 officers, including John, who landed on 06 May 1915 so, allowing for the above, I’d be relatively confident these were the men who arrived on 08 May 1915 – two days travel from the coast was about right.

      He apparently relinquished his commission due to bad health on 24 February 1916 and died on 15 Mar 1917.


  31. My great Uncle Pte Frank Lisle 250430 1/6th battalion who died on 29th March 1918. His brother Andrew also perished but I believe he was in the Yorkshire regiment the green Howard’s.Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    • It looks like Frank was killed during the big German attack of March 1918 – the ‘remnants of Battalion’ as they were described in the war diary.

      Frank is recorded in the ‘effects records’ as having died between 26 and 29 March 1918 – this means he was last recorded as alive on 26 March but missing once they took a roll call on 29 March 1916 so he died somewhere in the action across those days.


  32. My great uncle corporal 325103 William Eltringham Guy died 14th June 1917 aged 23. He served in the Durham Light Infantry. I have a picture of a war grave but am unable to find out anything about him. Can anyone help.

  33. Can anyone out there please help the ailing daughter of Leonard Harry Thorne to find the location in France where her Father was seriously injured during WW1. Leonard was born 18/8/1898 at Wilmington, Dartford, Kent and joined the Durham Light Infantry. He was shot in the rear leaving partial paralysis. He was repatriated to Blythe, Northumberland. He won the British War Medal & Victory Medal. His regimental No. was 75602. He was a Private with the 15th and then 1/8 DLI – but can’t find any dates.

  34. My great, great uncle David Foreman of Leadgate, Consett was in 6th battalion DLI. He was born 1897 and died 1915 at only 18 years old at the 2nd Battle of Ypres. His memorial is in Ypres (Leper) at Menin Gate which I plan to visit next year with my daughter. He was a miner and the son of a miner. He left Newcastle for his first ever visit overseas only ten days before his death. Killed in action 29 April 1915. God rest his soul.

  35. My great great uncle was Pte. Harold Hardy, Service #375879. He was originally a member of the 25th Provisional in 1915 before it became the 27th DLI. He was demoblized for “agriculture” work until June 21st, 1917. He was promoted to L/CPL briefly until being demoted when he joined the 1/6th DLI in France. He was captured on May 27th, 1918 during Blücher-Yorck and stayed at Dobritz P.O.W. camp until the end of the war.

    My questions are:

    Would he have participated in the Battle of Lys if he was posted April 21st, 1918?
    Could I find his specific company through the records I have and/or his service number?
    Is there a resource of information of the 1/6th DLI’s actions on May 27th?
    Are there accounts of 1/6th’s POW experience?

    Thanks in advance

  36. I am researching my great grandfather William James Polkinghorn. He was born in Hunwick/Bishop Auckland in 1890 and joined the 6th Bn DLI in April 1915. He died in action, but I am unsure of the date. His headstone records 27 September 1917. On the Graves Registration Form 1918 is crossed out and 1917 added. Records on your page give 1915.
    Any ideas on how I can resolve this please?
    Thanks, Suzanne

    • He was sent to France in April 15 , he had joined the DLI in 1914. He died 27 Sep 1918 with 23rd Lancashire Fusiliers – the 1915 was a typo in our records.

      From checking several other record sets the date shown on the CWGC of 1917 is an error in their original records (not uncommon).
      For example:
      His Lancashire Fusiliers service number of #238231 was allocated in May/June 1918.
      The 23rd Lancashire Fusiliers was only formed in May 1918.
      His Army Death Cert shows 1918.

      The war diary for the 23rd Bn is available to download from the National Archives. It doesn’t note his death (which is common) but gives you an idea as to what they were up to. I would expect that he was one of the 16 men noted as killed around that time.

      By my reckoning the battalion should be where the yellow is and he was originally buried where the cross is. MAP

  37. Hello,
    I am looking for any army records for Ralph Wheatley Coulson (My great grandfather) 251014, he died on 24th January 1917 and is buried at Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers. We have visited the grave.
    I would be very interested in any information of his activities in France.

    • His service records no longer survive bar a single page but we can however still determine details of his service.

      Looking at other men in my records it would appear his earliest DLI number, #6147, was allocated on 27 Dec 1916 however…

      His war gratuity of £8(net), £10 (gross) tells us he had 22 months service and enlisted in the month from 25 March 1915. This means that he had service of 22 months or so before he was posted to 6th DLI and given #6147.

      For more on the war gratuity see http://www.wargratuity.uk

      His Army Will can be purchased but results can vary, it can be one page or it could be half a dozen pages.

      On 24 Jan 17 the battalion were in the trenches when, at 9am, an enemy shell landed a direct hit on a shelter – 5 men were killed and 4 wounded.

  38. Hello. I am trying to find out any information regarding my Great Grandfather John Byford. He was called up in to the DLI although he was a farm worker from Essex at the age of 36. Enlisted on 18/8/16 and sailed from Southampton on 14/12/16 to Le Havre. Service number 6556. Any info on where he fought is appreciated. He suffered from gas attacks and changed to the Agricultural Labour Corp with the Leicestershire Regiment on 14/5/17.

  39. I wonder if you can throw any light on the identity of the three other 6th DLI soldiers buried with my Grandfather James Broadley 1798 during German shelling on 26th April 1915 at Hill 37. Zonnebeke, Belgium.
    He and the other three soldiers were saved by Private Robinson who risked his own life by digging them out under fire.
    Also I was asked about a brother of James Broadley 1798 6th DLI who I believe also served with the DLI. His name was John George Broadley, I don’t have a service number or whether he survied the war.

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