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First Name: William Last Name: CASSWELL
Date of Death: 01/09/1914 Lived/Born In: Notting Hill
Rank: Private Unit: West Riding2
Memorial Site: La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, France

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45 Talbot Grove, Notting Hill

2nd West Riding 13 Brigade, 5th Division

 By 1st  September 1914, 5th Division had retreated to the area around Mermont and  to the ground north of Crépy-en-Valois. Here their outpost line was held by 13Brigade and in the morning this was attacked.  By 10am the pressure here became serious as the rest of 5th Division began to retire.  Orders for withdrawal were then received and they managed to get away and join the rest of the division.

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