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Le Touret Memorial, France Le Touret Memorial, France
First Name: Walter James Last Name: BIGGS
Date of Death: 18/12/1914 Lived/Born In: Camberwell
Rank: Private Unit: Devonshire2
Memorial Site: Le Touret Memorial

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On 18th December, 1914, 23 Brigade of 8th Division were involved in an attack on Neuve-Chapelle synchronising with other attacks by IV Corps. The attack was carried out by the 2nd Devonshire battalion with 2nd West Yorkshire in support. A British artillery barrage opened up at 4.15 pm and a quarter of an hour later, three companies of 2nd Devonshire advanced against the Moated Grange. The left company got hung up on the wire and suffered heavily, the centre one captured 150 yards of German trench but the right company never advanced at all.  In the evening they were relieved by 2nd West Yorkshire. One of their casualties during this operation was Walter Biggs.

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