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John

Thanks.

I believe the 1/4th Dorsets depot was grouped under No.6 Reserve Bn. (India). There were a number of 1/4th Dorset officers serving there at the end of the war. I dont have the CBI numbers to hand. Would appreciate a copy of his leave pass if you dont mind. I will PM you my email address.

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Dave

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Hi, Not sure if this is relevant to your query but I have just been lent an embroidery for a WW1 exhibtion. The embroidery commemorates Pte T.Howells 52945, 8th Welsh Pioneers, No5 Reserve Battallion, Kirkee Camp, India 1917 18 1919. Haven't seen anyone else mention the presence

of the Welsh Regiment at Kirkee.

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Glanteg

Hadnt placed No.5 so thanks for this, Sorry for not seeing your post earlier.

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Dave

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Interested in the comment about the 5th Reserve Battalion as my great uncle, private Thomas William Lowe, joined this battalion in 1918, January, having landed in Bombay December 1917. He originally enlisted with the South Wales Borderers 4th Battalion in December 1915 and I am really struggling to make the connection. He spent a lot of time in numerous hospitals such as Calaba, Kirkee and Deccan Bridge, but his medical records are too unclear to establish with what, although he seems to have been diagnosed with malaria in Salonika late 1917. Any clarification would be welcomed

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Hi,

My Grandfather Owen Roberts Pte 31515 4th Battalion SWB served in Kirkee Prisoner of War Camp Kirkee guarding Turkish Prisoners of War. L/Cpl Thomas William Lowe your

Grandfather's Army Number is 31715, it appears that he was there at Xmas 1918, I know this because I have a copy of a Xmas Card from my Grandfather, other Regiments

listed on the Xmas Card were -

Royal Warwickshire Regiment, The Cheshire's, Royal Welch Fusiliers, South Wales Borderers, The Worcester's and The North Staffordshire Regiments. Ancestry records show

they were issued the British War & Victory Medal whilst in the Reserve Infantry Battalion. It is believed that he was also evacuated to India after suffering from Malaria

Huw

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I was unaware that there was a Prisoner of War Camp at Kirkee, so thanks for this advice.

Saw on ebay photograph details of a tobacco tin inscribed Prisoners of War Camp Kirkee India 1914-1918 A V Lawes 62515 8th Welch Pioneers, so he was most likely a guard like Huw's grandfather

http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/showimage.aspx?gid=1896211ℑ=757901935&images=757901756,757901767,757901778,757901792,757901803,757901810,757901818,757901826,757901830,757901920,757901929,757901935,757901941,757901951,757901964,757901967,757901976,757901984,757902082,757902089,757902095,757902102,757902110,757902115&formats=0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0&format=0

Cheers

Maureen

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On 28/07/2014 at 15:51, Glanteg said:

Hi, Not sure if this is relevant to your query but I have just been lent an embroidery for a WW1 exhibtion. The embroidery commemorates Pte T.Howells 52945, 8th Welsh Pioneers, No5 Reserve Battallion, Kirkee Camp, India 1917 18 1919. Haven't seen anyone else mention the presence

of the Welsh Regiment at Kirkee.

 

 

I now own this embroidery, so whilst researching it found his old thread.  Interestingly Pte. Thomas Howells only appears to have earned the British War Medal as it is the only one listed on his MIC which suggests he only served in India and not in Mesopotamia with the 8th Welsh?

Thoma Howells 8th Welsh Kirkee Camp India detail vs.jpg

And his MIC.

 

 

30850_A000785-01610 mic thomas howells sv.jpg

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Ancestry WW1 medal rolls for 5th Cheshire (Territorial Force) show the following 83 men (all Privates unless indicated) listed at serving at Kirkee Depot and receiving the British War Medal (but not the Victory medal). Many of the numbers are consecutive or nearly so.

John Hanmer 240959
Charles William Croxton 243194
Thomas William Wilson 243203
Frank Lewis 243212
Richard Wright 243239
Harold Rowe 243256
William Victor Wheeler 243259
Frank McDougall 243277
Walter Percy Jackson 243289
William Ingram 243292
(A/Sgt) Sam Bagshawe 243324
Herbert L Lockeyer 243341
James Garner 243360
Fred Gee 243397
Clement H G Dodd 243451
Wilfred Attwood 243484
Benjamin Stafford 243494
Frank Ramscar 243612
Thomas Gadd 243643
(Sgt)James Wiltshire 243817
Alec James Fallows 244420
Frederick James Clare 244456
Edward Cecil Harris 244458
Kenneth Jeffreys 244459 (discharged to Comm. Indian Army 14.1.18)
Cecil Percy Lyne 244461
Arthur Brockley 244478
(L/Cpl) Herman William Foster 244560
Peter Garlick 244563
George Brocklehurst 244567
Wilfred Edge 244568
(A/L/Sgt) John Rogers 244572
Joseph Richard Tharme 244603
George Sydney Cooper 244604
Bertram Fenwick 244605
John Joseph Gittins 244606
Samuel Fletcher 244607
John James Bartley 244608
Joseph Davies 244610
Joseph Birch 244611
Fred Bramwell 244613
Albert Sutcliffe 244614
John Jackson 244615
William Baskerville 244617
Richard Henry Miller 244618
William McCullock 244621
Leonard Ollerenshaw 244623
Robert Slack 244624
John Woolley Norton 244625
James Ernest Rodger Baxter 244626
Albert Thomas Sandland 244646
Alfred Eastwick 244647
Charles Hulme 244657
John Ranker Barrie 244658
Stanley Parrott 244671
William Baquill 244697
William Barlow 244699
Thomas James Roberts 244700
George Lloyd 244702
Harold Richardson Clayton 244710
Harry Sims 244712
Arthur Whitehurst 244714
Ernest George Mills 244726
William Gudger 244727
Edmund Kenworthy 244728
William Boulton 244731
James Evans 244749
James Frederick Bates 244750
Frank Hargrave Gillyatt 244753
Cecil Marsden 244757
Benjamin Gathercole 244763
Arthur Wilkinson 244765
Percy Brownhill 244773
John Daniel Harrison 244784
Ernest Whalley 244803
John Bracegirdle 244808
Hugh Williams 244821
John Robinson 244826
James Hulse 244841
Henry Richards 244848
Herbert Thomas Southworth 244870
Thomas Dawson 244872
Frank Kinder 244885
Christopher Shawdale 244899
 

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