This is a re-post as I posted before in the wrong place. I really need the WWI diary of the 10th Battalion of The Durham Light Infantry. My grandfather was in the 10th Battalion of the DLI, which I understand was a section of the 14th Light Division, in turn part of the 43rd Brigade. He was a private, and his number was 12316. I understand they landed in Boulogne 21st May 1915, but some places say they departed from Southampton and landed ar Le Havre. Le Havre is some 160 km away so I would like to know which is correct? I understand they then amassed at St.Omer around the 25th May, and moved toward Ypres. My grandfather was killed at Ypres and his name is on the Menin Gate. After learning all I can, I believe he must have been killed in the the Attack on Hooge which began on 30th July 1915. He was killed (*Blown to bits* we children were always told) on 31st July 1915. This is cross referenced by what I have read on some sites by the fact that there was very heavy shell fire that day, and it was the first time the Germans used Liquid Fire - flamethrowers, although I do not think it affected the 10th Bat DLI from all that I have read. I am doing my ancestry, and I have found his medal roll cards , which obviously were given posthumously. I cannot find his service records or which part of the 10th battalion he was in. No doubt they were destroyed in the great fire. All I can tell you was that he used to breed Clydesdale horses in Linlithgow scotland, and had only recently married my grandmother in Seaham Durham, when he joined up. He had a son to her, my father, whom he saw just once at a week old. Daddy was born on the 19th June 1914 so I guess my grandpa may have already joined up , because my grandmother always said he just saw my father once. I am trying to find out 1) when and where he would have joined up 2) where he would have been sent to 3) If he was present (wherever it was)when the King inspected the troups I think this may have been after his death but some sites say 1914 not 1915. Which is correct? 4) If he was there (wherever it was) when Kitchener addressed the troups 5) Again, there are at least 3 different dates given for Kitchener addressing the 14th Division on Hankley Common. Don't know which is correct,6) I understand they landed in Boulogne 21st May 1915, but some places say they departed from Southampton and landed ar Le Havre. Le Havre is some 160 km away so I would like to know which is correct? I would like to know the answer of 4&5&6 for certain. 7) From some sites I learned that some of the trenches seem to have names. Where exactly would my grandfather have been on the night of 30th at Hooge? Where was the 10th battalion of the DLI on that night? Are there any photos of the panels of the *A's* on the Menin Gate? I understand these are panels 36 & 38? 9) is it correct that the 10th Battalion of the DLI in 1914 10) Is there actually a section on this site about the DLI in WW1 at Hooge? Sorry if posted in the wrong place! Any help much appreciated.Many Thanks!