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Mansfield Nottinghamshire
16 Sep 1917
776679 - CWGC Website
8th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
He enlisted in Mansfield and formerly served as 20335 9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) and entered theatre - Gallipoli on 2 August 1915. It is likely he was one of several hundred men who were firstly loaned to 8th South Staffs and then taken on their strength in August 1916. The 8th South Staffs had suffered large casualties during the first few days of the Somme and urgently needed reinforcements.
He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Soldiers Died in the Great War - Wharmby Ben, born Mansfield Nott's, enlisted Mansfield Nott's, 43167, Corporal, 8th South Staffs Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, 16/9/17; formerly 20335 Nott's and Derby Regt.
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