powerdesal Posted May 14, 2010 Share Posted May 14, 2010 This may not be the best place to post but......... I am trying to figure out how to further the search for info about an ancestor. We have discovered he was killed / died in November 1940 and is buried in Mouchard cemetary in the Jura (SE of Dijon, off the N83). So far, nothing unusual in that, however, he was a private in the RASC, 4 Field Bakery, attached to HQ Lines of Communication headquartered at Le Mans.As some may know, HQLoC Le Mans was part of 2BEF which were evacuated in the summer of 1940 from ports such as St Nazaire etc. A considerable force were designated to hold the line to cover the evacuation, effectively being sacrificed in doing so. How the dickens did a single British soldier end up buried in a small village some 200+ miles EAST of the HQ ?I suspect / assume that following the evacuation it was a case of 'each man for himself' and he headed East towards Switzerland evading capture on the way. Possibly there were a group travelling together, maybe not. We are now stymied as to how to get more info. We will visit Mouchard when next in France but I am sceptical about being able to get more info from there after all these years.Has anyone tried ''similar'' research and any thoughts / ideas on how to proceed. I have googled for days but got no further. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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