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  1. lynne sidaway

    lynne sidaway Member

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    Hello again, i have a morning report


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    "DOW, initial wounds not reported" can anyone give me an idea what it means by not reported please?

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    I suspect it means that they don't have much if any information on the initial wounds. That would include the extent, severity, and areas wounded as well as where it took place and or the wounding agent. I'm not an expert on this sort of thing though.
     
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    I hadn't thought of that.......... I was thinking that maybe it meant he died from the initial wounds (ie not fully recovered) and they weren't reported to those in charge.
    i'm no expert either unfortunately, thanks for your reply, it's something else to consider
     
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    It means that there was no entry in a previous morning report of him being WIA. In other words, the first record of his wounding was this one.
     
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    Excellent , thank you. ...... So sometime between the 25th July and the 7 August he was WIA but it was not included in the morning report? So he was wounded twice?? Sorry if i appear dull! [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, sometime between 25 July when he was RTD and 6 August when the report of him RTD was made or 7 August when he was reported DOW he suffered a second mortal wound. I suspect the reports of 6 and 7 August were the company first sergeant and or clerk catching up. A lot of it may be related to what his unit was doing. What unit is it?
     
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    He was 116th Infantry/29th Division around Vire E company
     
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    Okay, yes, the 29th ID and XIX Corps were heavily engaged at Tessy sur Vire from 25 July until 6 August when the 29th took Vire.
     
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    Thank you very much for your replies, you have been most helpful. I was a bit puzzled with the quote'' initial wounds not reported" but now it makes sense.
    This is a wonderful forum. :)
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    He could have been cleared through another unit's medical detachment and reports of his wounding/death did not make it to his unit until the date given.

    A staff sergeant in the platoon of the subject of my book was wounded/MIA for a week in late 1944. He was involved in an MVA in the rear areas of an adjacent division and his location did not make it back through channels very quickly.
     
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    I would also check the MRs after 7 August. Sometimes they amend or correct the MR entries at a later date as more information becomes available.
     
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