The First British Soldier To Fall

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by handtohand22, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Bump as it's 80 years ago today.

     
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  3. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Casualty list including five wounded.
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  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Anything earlier than this listed Guy? I'm sure I dig some digging years ago and found someone earlier than him.
     
  5. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    Curious. That's Casualty List No 78.
    Question: what date was No 1 issued?
    I find it surprising that there were no casualties before this...or were they all non-Army?
     
  6. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Casualty List No.1
    4858562 Pte. Edward William WOODWARD 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment

    Enlisted 30.12.1937.
    Killed in action at Razmak, North Western Frontier, India, on 12th September 1939, aged 20
    Casualty

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  7. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    In the Tribal Areas. Not o good posting, but nothing to do with WW2. Not KIA but seemingly suicide (deliberate or accidental)
     
  8. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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    I agree, the North West Frontier was an on going conflict. Woodward was the first man killed in action to appear on the first casualty list. It was a reply to SDP's question about the date of the list No.1

    Pte. Bodfish died as a result of the self inflicted wounds.
     
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  9. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Name: Thomas William Priday
    Baptism Date: 1 Jun 1913
    Baptism Place: Redmarley D'Abitot, Gloucestershire, England
    Father: Allen Lewis Priday
    Mother: Elizabeth Ann Priday

    1939 REGISTER
    The Gravel Pits, Newent R.D., Gloucestershire
    Name - DOB - Occupation - Marital status
    Lewis Allan Priday - 01 May 1881 - Blacksmith, Shoeing & General - Married
    Elizabeth Ann Priday - 03 Mar 1886 - Unpaid Domestic Duties - Married
     

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