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World War One Missing Persons

KatieO

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Hello everybody,
I am new to the Forum and would like to ask if anyone can point me in the right direction please.
I have been researching my grandmothers family and would like to find out how her brother David Leary died.
He was a Private in the 1st Royal Fisiliers and wes reported missing in action in France on or about 29th January 1918.
Rumour has it that he perished along with the rest of his regiment when trapped in a wood which the german set alight.
I should like to know if this is true so if anyone can tell me where I can research this I would be grateful
Many thank
KatieO
 

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