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Brig. Bombing Officer


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One of the soldiers on the War Memorial I'm researching - Capt. E H Harrision (8th East Surrey Regt) is listed in the London Gazette as being a temp Captain "whilst empld as a Brig. Bombing Officer."

Excuse my ignorance but what does a "Brig. Bombing Officer" do and why would Capt Harrsion have been made a "temp Capt."

Thanks for your help

Simon

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Brigade Bombing Officer was responsible for the selection and training of Bombers within the Brigade. Bombers being those specialists using hand grenades.

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And also for ensuring that adequate stocks of grenades were maintained in the front line trenches, and making sure that these were in good order. I don't think that he would carry out training - more ensuring that those selected attended bombing schools run by specialist instructors

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