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Private 6225 R. Batchelor
1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Local Information:

Private Batchelor was the son of Mr and Mrs W. Batchelor, of Strongrove Hill, Hungerford, Berkshire. He died of wounds on Saturday 13th October 1917 and is buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, France.

Nothing is known of him in relation to his time in Hungerford but it is believed he came from a large local family and may have been involved in the running of a tea shop.

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Regimental Information:

The battalion war diary for this period reads:

"The battalion was in the trenches, on the Ypres Salient, Judge Cottage, Judge Copse, Juniper Cottage, in the Reutel area. On the 10th October they were relieved to the Railway embankment near Zillebeke Lake and marched to camp at the North end of Dickebusch. On the 13th they moved to Meteren. No casualties were reported."

[Although it appears that the battalion were having a quiet time of it, casualties were still taken because they would have been used to carry out a labouring function and trench fatigues which meant they were in constant danger] We do not know when he was wounded.