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6th? Bn Dorsetshire Platoon Roll


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I have just purchased a 1914~1915 Trio & Ephemera to the Dorsetshire Regt.included in the double lot{Seller had listed Medals & Ephemera Seperately & admitted it!!}was a Platoon/Section Roll by Gale & Polden,with the hand written names of members of the Platoon,as a matter of interest I am listing those men whose names are given with added details of a Specialist nature,just in case any Pal might have Medals etc to any of them & not know the extra information,A Postcard with the lot was postmarked Romsey July 1915 just before the 6th Bn; went to France.

12028 Carroll F.Officer's Servant.

12061 Forest G.Company Cook.

13056 Hammond H. Wire Cutter With Rifle.

12749 King E F. Sniper.

7242 Merritt W.Wire Cutter with Rifle.

13615 Nicholson C. Trench Motor Battery.

14913 Bryan E E .Officer's Cook.

13082 Baxter J. Wire Cutter.

12091 Compton R.E. Company Orderly.

14609 Cox.H.J. Wire Cutter.

12097 Timmins D. Signaller.

12768 Tennant D. Transport.

15598 Vincent J. Wire Cutter On Bayonet.

12082 Wilkes W.Wire Cutter.

11282 Tubbs J.Wire Cutters Rifle

12188 Owen W A.Company Orderly.

12042 Roberts J.Platoon Pioneer.Killed.

11134 Sgt.Corley E. Signaller

12047 Harris A.L/Cpl;Coy Cook.

7489 Coombs R. Trench Mortar Battery.

12063 Flowers H.Headquarters? Pioneers.

12070 Baker A. Arm. A??{indistinct}

12820 Brown H.Shoemaker .Killed.

12483 Lane F C. Sniper.

12810 Lane A.Machine Gunner.

15329 Matthews H. Machine Gunner.

13615 Nicholson C..Bde Em.

12073 Smith D. Machine Gunner.

12158 Walker W. Wire Cutter On Rifle.

15211 Whittle W. Wire Cutter.

15698 Riggs W. Hd Qutrs{??}[indistinct]

Possibly some of the above might be of interest! :blink:

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I am very intrested in the 6th Dorset's as as my stepfathers father served with them, his details appear on the Long Long Trail Ordinary Heroes section.

Out of curiosity who did the medals belong to, and what was the postcard of ?

If you could let me know it would be most appericated.

Thanks Peter

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12124 Sergeant Jim Jeacock of Ryton on Dunsmore Warwick,the photo was of his Section,if you post your Step~grandfathers name I'll check & see if he's in Sergeant Jeacocks Platoon,I only listed those men who had extra details against their names!{I'll post the Photo here later} :)

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Sadly he is not on this Platoon Roll,strangely there are no "D"s @ all!;the Postcard is posted below.Jim Jeacock is the Corporal in the centre,Back row,sadly it is a very poor quality Photo having been badly scratched in storage {before I got it I hasten to add!}.

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12124 Sergeant Jim Jeacock of Ryton on Dunsmore Warwick

I don't suppose for a moment that you would be interested in selling your little collection to Sgt Jeacock??

If yes, then name your price.

If no, then I guess you will probably be interested in the attached. Picked it up a while ago and only made the connection when reviewing "Dorset Regt" related links.

Steve

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12124 Sergeant Jim Jeacock of Ryton on Dunsmore Warwick

I don't suppose for a moment that you would be interested in selling your little collection to Sgt Jeacock??

If yes, then name your price.

If no, then I guess you will probably be interested in the attached. Picked it up a while ago and only made the connection when reviewing "Dorset Regt" related links.

Steve

Hello Steve,

Sorry to dissapoint you,but I am not considering letting go of the Jeacock Trio/SWB,Etc.as you will no doubt appreciate,Groups with War Badges Confirmed are a bit thin on the ground.Is the Discharge Certificate His?I can only make out "Jeacock" in the JPG?& obviously if his I would be interested,or if you wish to keep it a Colour Photocopy/Scan would be appreciated?PM me if you wish to consider this Thanks Regards Roger.

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Roger,

As you will see from my postscript I have an interest in Romsey. Any chance of posting the other side of the postcard as I'd be interested to see if it includes any useful info?

Thanks

Marc

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Roger,

Yes the Certificate is Jeacock's. I have PM'd you.

Cheers

Steve

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admitted it!!}was a Platoon/Section Roll by Gale & Polden,with the hand written names of members of the Platoon,as a matter of interest I am listing those men whose names are given with added details of a Specialist  nature,just in case any .

Is there a 12153 John Willis on this list?

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Is there a 12153 John Willis on this list?

Sorry to disappoint........However the two men either side of that number,ie 12152 Pte J?Walker,& 12154 Pte T?Walker are!!

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Sorry to disappoint........However the two men either side of that number,ie 12152 Pte J?Walker,& 12154 Pte T?Walker are!!

Thank you for looking. John Willis died of schrapnel wounds just 12 hours after first arriving at the trenches, on 05/08/1915. He was age 45.

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Sorry to disappoint........However the two men either side of that number,ie 12152 Pte J?Walker,& 12154 Pte T?Walker are!!

Just checked SDGW, there is a Pte. George Waldron 12154 6th Dorsets. Do you have a few two many Walkers?

looks like the Dorsets recruited quite a few in Birmingham.

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there is a Pte. George Waldron 12154 6th Dorsets. Do you have a few two many Walkers?

Could be or my bad eyesight,the book is script written in faded pencil,so is not that easy to read,for 154 Walker read Waldron?

Sorry ;)

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