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2nd Bn, Suffolk Reg.


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I have another soldier that I would like some info on. If somebody could please look up on the SDGW CD for Herbert W. BARNARD #51186 of the 2nd Bn, Suffolk Reg it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Bill White


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Just happened to have the disk in the PC while I was on line:

Barnard, Herbert William

Born - East Finchley

Enlisted - Mill Hill

Pte 51186

Killed in Action France/Flanders 01/10/18

Formerly - 9/14175 28th T.R.

The latter is the 28th Training Reserve battalion.

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The following extract is taken from the History of the Suffolk Regiment:

On 30 September 1918 the 2nd battalion moved up to trenches between Ribecourt and Marcoing in readines for the attack on Rumilly on the following morning. The 76th Brigade attacked with the 8th KORL on the right and the 2nd Suffolk on the left. Severe fighting followed, but the attack was only partially successful. The front and support trenches at Rumilly were found to be full of Germans and machine-guns. Over three hundred prisoners were taken and many Germans killed, but by the time these trenches had been dealt with the attacking troops had lost the barrage, and the left company came under very heavy machine-gun fire from the front and flanks, making further advance impossible. The right company, shielded by the ground from flanking fire, pushed through the village to a trench on the far side, killing and capturing many Germans. Not until evening, and then only after much bitter fighting was the village cleared. The casualties amounted to about 180...


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  • 16 years later...

I’m looking for more information on my great grandfather who fought in the 2nd battalion of the Suffolk’s at Rumilly on October 1. He won a DCM for his actions capturing German machine guns and soldiers,

326371 A/Sgt Horace Alfred Browne 2nd battalion.


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This thread is 16 years old and it is unlikely most people will look at it unless they have a specific interest in 2nd Suffolk.


May I suggest that you start a new thread in 'Soldiers and their units' with this request, stating what you already know to avoid duplication.





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