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2nd Battalion Rhodesia Regiment


Martyn Gibson
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Hi Pals does anyone have a decent copy of the cap badge for the above regiment.

Many thanks in advance

Martyn

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Martyn

This is the one, made in blackened brass.

Harry
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Hi Harry and thank you for that. Is that a shoulder title though rather than a cap badge?

Martyn

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Martyn

It's in the book (Military Badges of the British Empire 1914 - 18 by Reginald H.W. Cox) as a helmet badge, and no other badges are displayed.

1st Rhodesia Regiment is shown as having a similar helmet badge with a "1" instead of a '2".

As both battalions wore helmets in their respective theatres the information is probably correct.

Have you a particular interest in 2nd Rhodesia Regiment?

Harry

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Hi Harry and thank you for confirming that for me.

I have no particular interest other than one of the soldiers I am researching from the local war memorial was a member of this particular regiment. He is buried in Taveta Military cememtery.

Thank you again for taking the time to help me.

Kind regards

Martyn

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Martyn

What's your subject's name? I can look in Capell's history of the 2nd Battalion for any details if you haven't already.

Regards

Steve

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Hi Steve,

All I have is the following from the CWGC site

SEWARD, HARRY Initials: H Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Rhodesia Regiment Unit Text: 2nd Bn Age: 33 Date of Death: 11/03/1916 Service No: 806 Additional information: Son of George Underhill Seward and Elizabeth Seward, of Seend, Melksham, Wilts. Born at Bridgwater, Somerset. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. A. 6. Cemetery: TAVETA MILITARY CEMETERY.

If you can provide any more I would be very grateful

Kind regards

Martyn

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Martyn

I'll be in Taveta next month. Would you like an image of the grave?

If you do a search you should find images of the cemetery already on the Forum.

Harry

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Martyn

I'll have a look when I get home tonight.

As a start 11th March 1916 was the attacks on Latema-Reata Nek.

There's a couple of descriptions of the action on the forum, here's a link..http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/i...mp;#entry688535

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Steve

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Harry that would be wonderful thank you very much indeed

Martyn

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Martyn

Appendix II of Lt.-Col. A. E. Capell's "The 2nd Rhodesia Regiment in East Africa" shows:

806 Pte. Seward, Harry. Attested 21/11/1914, Killed 11/3/1916.

As well as an account of the action, Capell gives the casualties suffered by the Rhodesians on 11th March as killed 15, missing 2, severely wounded 11, wounded 23 & slightly wounded 9. This out of a force of 16 officers and 525 rank and file.

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Steve

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Don't know if you have this already but here's his MIC.........

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Steve this is great stuff thank you for posting it for me

Kind regards

Martyn

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