Joined: 21 Sep 2007
|Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 9:13 am Post subject:
|If it is the same man I can only think it means he died of wounds recieved at Nieuport and actually died in the UK. The date of death ties in with the fighting around the town.
From the CWGC entry for Nieuwpoort Communal Cemetery
Nieuwpoort (also known as Nieuport) was about the middle of the line held by XV Corps in June-November 1917. On 10 July 1917, there was heavy fighting in this sector as the Germans mounted an attack from Nieuwpoort northwards. Most of those buried in the cemetery died in June, July and August
206th 'Glasgow' Field Company was in 32nd Division and "On 20 June 1917, 32nd Division took over the Nieuport bridgehead from a French Corps." So that ties the unit of Sapper McCaig to being at Nieuport at the time of his death.
Another link to this being the same man.