1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Wilfred Mitchell

Contributed by: Peter Dimond, on 2008-11-06

Wilfred Mitchell
Rank
First Name Wilfred
Surname Mitchell
Year of Birth 1898
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Household Cavalry Composite Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence St.Just, Cornwall

Wilfred's Story

'We must remember them'

Wilfred was the only son of the Mitchell family and brother of my mother Olive Dimond (nee Mitchell). This photo stood by my mothers bedside for the rest of her life, and since her death I have been to Flanders and traced his last days and the battlefield at Poelcapelle nr. Ypres, where he was killed on the 12Oct. 1917. His body was never found, but he is remembered on a wall plaque at Tyne Cot. Memorial, nearby.

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