anthony osborne Posted 4 January , 2012 Share Posted 4 January , 2012 33298 Pte Tom Wells, 8th Leicesters (formally Northants regt) led his unit into Germany (Rhine) on horse back after being selected by his officer to do so - a very proud moment for Uncle Tom. My understanding is that the 8th Leicesters were part of the 25th Division of which only 3000 men were selected to go with other divisions into Germany after the Armistice. These 3000 were those of the 25th Division who had enlisted after July 1916.I have some questions that I am hoping some experts could help me with: 1. would the cadre of the 8th Leicesters gone into Germany as the 8th Leicesters? 2. would the cadre of the 8th been used to reinforce other Leicester battalions going into Germany - as far as I can see only the 11th and possibly the 1st went to Germany - might be wrong? 3. If the the cadre of the 8th Leicesters was spread amongst other units, is there any way of finding out? Tom's medal card shows him as only serving in the Leicestershire Regiment? 4. is it possible to establish where Tom entered Germany?Any clues - as always - would be gratefully received.Ant.Anthony Osborne In Memory of; P/O Thomas John Osborne R.N. Died 26th May 1918 Pte Fred Osborne 6th Royal Berks/Army Service Corps. Wounded April 1918. Pte Arthur Osborne Hawke Battalion. Wounded 3rd September 1918. Gnr Ernest Harry Hart "A" Bty, 117th Brigade RFA. Killed in Action 28th September 1918. Pte Tom Wells Northants & Leicestershire Regt. Family not forgotten. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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