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Wynne Austin Guest-Williams

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Old Owl

Hi All,

Can anyone help? According to his obituary: "--secured a University Nomination into the 2nd Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1910. He was promoted Lieutenant in 1912 and served in India prior to the war, being present at the Durbar in 1911. He went to France with his regiment on the outbreak of war and was twice wounded in 1914; he was killed on a German parapet near Bois Grenier on 25th September, 1915."

I wonder if anyone has a copy of Peter Duckers book on those awarded the 1911 medal to British Units?

Many thanks, Robert

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Verrico2009

Don't know if it helps or not, Robert, but he's on the 1911 census as follows:-

Name: Wynne Austin Guest Williams

Age in 1911: 21

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890

Relation to Head: Boarder

Gender: Male

Birth Place: St Margarets Durham

Civil parish: St Pancras

County/Island: London

Country: England

Street Address: 32 Coram Street, St Pancras W C

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: UNDERGRADUATE LIEUT 8TH D L I

Registration district: St Pancras

Registration District Number: 9

Sub-registration district: South St Pancras

ED, institution, or vessel: 13

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Old Owl

Many thanks for this Louise.

The 1911 census must have found him between University(Pembroke College, Oxford) where he took a 2nd Class in Classical Moderations in 1910 and graduated B.A. in 1911, and the army. He had previously been commissioned into the 8th(T)Bn DLI in 1908 upon leaving Durham School.

As the 1911 Durbar was held on 12th December,1911, it is quite feasible that he could have been in India with the 2nd Royal Berkshires by then and could have attended the Durbar as most British units were well represented. I just need a Berkshires collector or someone with Peter Duckers book to confirm this.

Robert

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Old Owl

Any takers? Just pushing this back to the front of the queue again in the hope that someone may know the answer.

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Old Owl

Just trying one last time in the hope that someone may see this and have an answer.

Robert

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auchonvillerssomme

Robert I will check when I get back to my library this afternoon.

Mick

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Old Owl

Many thanks Mick.

Robert

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auchonvillerssomme

Sorry I have checked every combination of the name, no luck, there were only 6 officers of the R. Berks awarded the 1911 DD.

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Old Owl

Sorry I have checked every combination of the name, no luck, there were only 6 officers of the R. Berks awarded the 1911 DD.

Thanks for checking this out Mick.

I suppose that it was rather an ambiguous statement!!? He must have attended as an observer rather than an official participant, hence no medal.

I thought foolishly that I had stumbled on something which others may have missed, more fool I !!!

Many thanks once again,

Robert

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