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 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

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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
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Been to the KSLI museum today & saw this about Cpl Priday.

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  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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