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Royal Warwickshire Study and History


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Came across this fantastic piece of work whilst looking for something else as usual. Anyone interested in the Royal Warwicks should enjoy it, if they haven`t already stumbled upon it as I did. Lots of other useful and interesting info in there too irrespective of the regiment described. Hope someone finds it worthwhile.

http://etheses.bham....iams00MPhil.pdf

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Thanks for posting. Royal Warwicks don't fall under my umbrella but never the less, this looks like an interesting read.

Ant

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Cheers. Mine neither really, except for the fact that I`m a Brummie. I was well chuffed when I found it. The wealth and depth of information in the study is incredible. I must investigate further to see if any other regiments/battalions have been studied in such depth.

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My Great uncle served in the 1/7th Btn RWR; 2096 Sgt Roland I Kenney KIA 14/7/16 at la Boisselle. I understand it was a planned dawn attack towards Thiepval ridge by 48th South Midland Division. The attack started late and 1/7 RWR suffered 16 killed mostly due to enfilading machine gun. I would be interested in any more information relating to this action; also any info relating to when he joined (i.e service number history) I am guessing he was part of a territorial or reserve formation or volunteered at outbreak of war. The 7th Btn was raised around the Rugby/Coventry area with the 1/7 transferring to France and 2/7 remaining for cadre training. Roland came from Brinklow (nr Rugby)

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  • 1 year later...

Hello,

I was really interested to read that your Great Uncle came from Brinklow. My Great Granddad Henry Nichols also came from Brinklow. Have you seen the new memorial there ?

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Believe it or not I have only just come across this work and must say it looks excellent. I haven't read it all yet, but I will. Quite a few of mine and my wife's relations served in various of the RWR battalions, we both coming from Warwickshire. I thank you for this post

Regards. Mike

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