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Bailleul Communal Cemetery, France Bailleul Communal Cemetery, France
First Name: William Last Name: CARNELL
Date of Death: 21/12/1914 Lived/Born In: Camden Town
Rank: Private Unit: Royal Fusiliers1
Memorial Site: Camden, St Michael

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10, Dewsbury Terrace, Camden Town

Bailleul Communal Cemetery, France


On 18th December, 1914, the 1st Royal Fusiliers battalion of 17 Brigade, 6th Division, moved into the trenches near Chapelle d’Armentières where they remained until relieved on 23rd December. William Carnell was killed on 21st December but the battalion diary has no information about his death. The attrition rate among British soldiers on the Western Front was on average 300 each day and 60% of these were as a result of shellfire. When not involved in an actual battle it was either shell fire or a sniper’s bullet that caused most deaths and injuries.

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