Map showing location of John Duesbery's body, from Barton's book, The Somme

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A POLITICAL FINALE    309


22nd August 1917.


Madam

   It is my painful duty to inform you that no further news having

been received relative to (No.)  189260         (Rank)   Private

(Name)  John Duesberry.

(Regiment)  NOTTS & DERBYSHIRE REGT. 

who has been missing since 15-9-1916     , the Army Council

have been regretfully constrained to conclude that he is dead, and that 

his death took place on the 15-9-1916. (or since).

[picture--a black-white picture showing John Duesberry]

[picture]

[[caption]] Map showing soldiers' remains found by Army Exhumation Companies after the battle. Each blue number sits in a 230 x 230 metre square. John Duesberry's body probably lay in T14 d (highlighted in white)- this fine brave man may lie there still. [[/caption]]

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A POLITICAL FINALE    309


22nd August 1917.


Madam

   It is my painful duty to inform you that no further news having

been received relative to (No.)  189260         (Rank)   Private

(Name)  John Duesberry.

(Regiment)  NOTTS & DERBYSHIRE REGT. 

who has been missing since 15-9-1916     , the Army Council

have been regretfully constrained to conclude that he is dead, and that 

his death took place on the 15-9-1916. (or since).

[picture--a black-white picture showing John Duesberry]

[picture]

[[caption]] Map showing soldiers' remains found by Army Exhumation Companies after the battle. Each blue number sits in a 230 x 230 metre square. John Duesberry's body probably lay in T14 d (highlighted in white)- this fine brave man may lie there still. [[/caption]]


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  • September 7, 2019 18:03:30 Julia Bourbois

    A POLITICAL FINALE    309


    22nd August 1917.


    Madam

       It is my painful duty to inform you that no further news having

    been received relative to (No.)  189260         (Rank)   Private

    (Name)  John Duesberry.

    (Regiment)  NOTTS & DERBYSHIRE REGT. 

    who has been missing since 15-9-1916     , the Army Council

    have been regretfully constrained to conclude that he is dead, and that 

    his death took place on the 15-9-1916. (or since).

    [picture--a black-white picture showing John Duesberry]

    [picture]

    [[caption]] Map showing soldiers' remains found by Army Exhumation Companies after the battle. Each blue number sits in a 230 x 230 metre square. John Duesberry's body probably lay in T14 d (highlighted in white)- this fine brave man may lie there still. [[/caption]]

  • November 11, 2018 12:39:47 Marcell Újvári

    A POLITICAL FINALE    309


    22nd August 1917.


    Madam

       It is my painful duty to inform you that no further news having

    been received relative to (No.)  /89260         (Rank)   Private

    (Name)  John Duesberry.

    (Regiment)  NOTTS & DERBYSHIRE REGT. 

    who has been missin since 15-9-1916     , the Army Council

    have been regretfully constrained to conclude that he is dead, and that 

    his death took place on the 15-9-1916. (or since).

    [picture--a black-white picture showing John Duesberry]

    [picture]

    [[caption]] Map  showing soldiers' remains found by Army Exhumation Companies after the battle. Each blue number sits in a 230 x 230 metre square. John Duesberry's body probably lay in T14 d (highlighted in white)- this fine brave man may lie there still. [[/caption]]


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    Rancourt, France

Location(s)
  • Document location Rancourt, France


ID
17050 / 201572
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Kenneth Duesbery, great nephew of John
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


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