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Queen Victorias Rifles/9 Rifle Brigade


russell.fairchild

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Can anyone point me to a history and/or war diaries for the QVRs. I am particularly concerned with the period July to September 1917 and their involvement in Third Ypres.

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Russell

War Diary for 9 Bn Rifle Brigade is under WO95/1901 and runs from May 1915 to July 1918.

42 Brigade of 14 Division. See this from the Long Long Trail at top left of this page:

http://www.1914-1918.net/14div.htm

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Russell,

Is this the 9th London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) or the 9th Rifle Brigade that you are enquiring about???

Andy

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Russell,

Is this the 9th London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) or the 9th Rifle Brigade that you are enquiring about???

Andy

Andy, Many thanks for your response. It's the QVRs that I am enquiring about.

Russell

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Andy, Many thanks for your response. It's the QVRs that I am enquiring about.

Russell

On further examination of my father's records, I see that shortly after he arrived in France he was "posted to 9 Rifle Brigade" on 16th June 1917, from the Queens Westminster Rifles (into which he had originally been attested). So I think my assumption that he was posted to the QVRs is probably wrong.

If you can point me to any detailed info on actions involving 9 Rifle Brigade during July and early September 1917 would be most welcome. My father caught 'a blighty one' (GSW to head) on 1st September.

Thanks in anticipation.

Regards

Russell.

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Russell,

Is this the 9th London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) or the 9th Rifle Brigade that you are enquiring about???

Andy

Andy,

It is "9 Rifle Brigade". On 16th June 1917, my father was posted to this unit from the Queens Westminster Rifles, shortly after he arrived in France. I am seeking info on the actions in which he would have been involved between then and early September 1917 when he caught 'a blighty one' and was returned to the UK.

Thanks in anticipation of any assistance you may be able to provide.

Regards

Russell

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Russell,

I will dig out the 9th Rifle Brigade War Diary for this period in time for you.

Andy

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