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S H Howard 154716 Royal Engineers

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Syndney Harry Howard (from Burton on Trent) 154716 Royal Engineers

Sydney survived the war and returned home to Burton.

I have a diary note which shows "Royal engineers" 300th Electrical and Mechanical Corp. Indian exped. Force.

The diary records the departure (16th July 1917) from Newark (Nottinghamshire) to Baghdad (21st August 1917)

I have a number of Photo's showing Baghdad in 1917-18 including the interior of the power station where I believe Sydney was working

I have very little apart from this information, can anyone help with any pointers to finding the service history and any information on the unit please.

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In addition to the pictures of Baghdad I also have the following;

A post card showing the ss Briton troopship which transported Sydney Howard to Mesopotamia.

A Xmas greeting from baghdad in the form of a card with a printed medal listing the battles on the "ribbon" the printed message is;

This medal of ours with its ribbon and bars

Tells of crushing defeats of the crescent and star

Tis a pleasant reminder to friends far away

That more than one Turkey is rueing the day.

Baghdad Xmas 1917


A two sided seasons greeting from Mesopotamia 1917-1918 with a map on the reverse.

I can scan them and post them on the forum if anyone is interested.



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