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DLI Officer KIA Gallipoli? Lt Iveson


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Struck me as odd as the Durhams didn't serve in Gallipoli - Lt Iveson of the 16th (Reserve) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, killed at Gallipoli - can anyone shed some more light on him please?

Lt FJ Iveson, died 30th June 1915, buried Redoubt Cemetery, Helles

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Frank Taylor Iveson's MIC only shows him as DLI - he entered Gallipoli on 17 June 1915 and was killed 13 days later. Presumably he was sent to make up losses in one of the battalions which was already present.

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He was commissioned as a temp Lt on 14 October 1914 according to the Jan 1915 army list.

Lt Lionel Foster of the 16th DLI was also sent to Gallipoli in May 1915 (might be June 1915) and attached to the Manchesters.

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.......and his file header (Frank Taylor Iveson) in WO339/16494 at Kew lists Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment !!

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Frank was the youngest son of Mr and Mrd William Ivison of Tynedale House Hexham. Before the war he was achartered accountant in partnership with one of his brothers.His elder brother James Henry 20th DLI died 23 March 1918 A third brother Alfred also served.

Frank and Henry joined the OTC at Newcastle at the onset of hostilites.and initiallly enlisted with the Public Schools Battalion In October 1915 he commissioned into the DLI. Subsequently attached to the 1/5th Manchester

He left home on 16 May for the Dardanelles and leters home indicate he arrived in Turkey some time after 21 June.

The 1/5th manchesters were invoved in the Third Battle for Krithia By 6 June they were withdrawn into Army Corps Reserve and then to Imbros for rest and consolidation. They arrived back at Helles on 21 June and on 29 June were sent to the Krithia Nullah sector to relieve 1/6th Manchester. Frank had been at the Front for less than 24 hours before he was killed.

Best wishes Draperju

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