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15 star trio to the 15th Bn (1st London Welsh) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. comes with copy paperwork for him which shows an interesting history for him. He almost certainly would have taken part in the attack on Mametz wood as part of 113th Brigade, 38th Welsh Division where they took heavy caualities. HANKS, John-26965/629837 15th (1st London Welsh) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. They were part of 113th brigade, 38th Welsh Division and most famously took part in the attacks on Mametz Wood when they took heavy casualties. He went to France 2nd December 1915. He later served as private #629837 with the 178th labour company of the labour corps after he developed chest problems whilst on active service. HE MAY HAVE BEEN A RELUCTANT SOLDIER AS WHILE IN TRAINING IN NORTH WALES. AT ST ASAPH IN AUGUST 1915 HE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF MALINGERING AND FINED 14 DAYS PAY AND AWARDED 168 HOURS FIELD PUNISHMENT AND, ON 11 SEPTEMBER HE WAS ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE FOR 6 DAYS AND WAS DEPRIVED OF PAY. Born and lived at 149 Carfield Street Bethnal Green London.