The Tarbin Brothers, Two Great War Pairs One Casualty – One Came Back – Consecutive Service Numbers

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The Tarbin Brothers Two Great War Pairs One Casualty – One Came Back – Consecutive Service Numbers 11398 Private John Tarbin 11th Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment who…
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The Tarbin Brothers

Two Great War Pairs One Casualty – One Came Back – Consecutive Service Numbers

11398 Private John Tarbin 11th Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment who Died of Wounds on the 10th of June 1917, comprising 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (G-11398 Pte. J. Tarbin. The Queen’s R.).

On the 7th of June 1917 Near Reninghelst, Belgium the 11th Battalion attacked just South East of Eikhof Farm, at 3.10, Zero Hour, a large mine was blown by our forces in the St Eloi Craters, at 3.13 the artillery barraged lifted, and the leading wave entered the German Line with no opposition. The advance continued to the enemy support line where the first wave halted for the purposes of mopping up. None was required as the Trench was completely demolished, and they advanced again. The 2nd wave followed the barrage and halted at the RED LINE where a few enemy were encountered at about 8am, it was between this line and the enemy support line that the enemy barrage fell, though it was ragged. The 3rd, 4th and 5th waves moved straight to the BLUE Line, the 2nd objective (Damstrasse) which they carried with considerable dash although enfiladed by Machine Gun fire from the direction of White Chateau and the Stables. About 30 Germans were taken prisoner and an equal number killed.

Casualties 4 Officers and 29 OR’s Killed
5 Officers and 157 ORs Wounded.

Private John Tarbin Died of Wounds on the 10th of June three days after the attack, he is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.

11399 (Note Consecutive Numbers) Private Albert E. Tarbin, The Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment and Royal Engineers; Albert survived the War, comprising 1914-1920 British war and Victory Medals, (11399 Pte. A E. Tarbin. Queen’s R.)

Sold with copy Medal Index cards, copy Medal Rolls, Copy Commonwealth war Graves details, copy War Dairy, copy genealogical details. The Tarbin family were living in Southwark in 1911.

Specification

Medal Type

Military Medals

Medal Category

Campaign Groups and Pairs

Medal Monarch

George V

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