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Private William Alfred Rendell (15066)

8th Bn, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry), 63rd Brigade, 37th Division, B.E.F.

Capbadge of the Somerset Light Infantry

Malvern Commemoration: Christchurch

Burial/Commemoration: Arras Memorial

Nature of Death: Killed in action near Arras, France 28/4/1917

Age: 21

Next of Kin: Son of Mr and Mrs J Rendell of 3 Graham Terrace, Sherrards Green, Malvern

Albert Rea, a native of Newland, was killed during the Passchendaele offensive [1]. The 48th Division, of which Rea’s artillery brigade were a part, were attacking German positions near Poelcappelle, and presumably 241 Brigade were supporting this movement. The 1/8th Worcestershire Regiment [2] were heavily engaged on this day.


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[1] Passchendaele offensive: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaele

[2] 1/8th Worcestershire Regiment: http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/

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