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Last letter from Pte George Finch Army No1895607-03-1916he joined on the 24th August 1914 and was part of the 'K1' New Army the 11 th Division - 3rd Brigade. Joined at Derby, moved to Granthem, then to Fransham in April 1915. July 1915 embarked in Liverpool for Murdros. July 20th Helles August 7th landed at Sulva. Evacuated 20th December 1915. Then to Imbros. 1916 Egypt - troops recuperating from dysentry and the heat. July 1916 in France. 9th August gassed near Bernville. All the death certificate from the army states is - gas on - gas off.
He mentions on is way to KY - where was this? He also states 'Mr Finsby alias the Fiery King'. Who was this? Any other information you may come across. ThankyouSubmitted by: trevor finch
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Pte. George Walters Finch
British Army 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters
from:57 Prospect Street, Stonegravels, Chesterfield
(d.9th Aug 1916)
I never knew my grandfather George Finch. The only reference i had was after my fathers death I found a piece of tissue type paper folded to about 1.5 inches square in a tin in his drawer and it was the last letter. Everything else was detective work amongst the family and record offices.
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