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10th/11th Highland Light Infantry


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Hi Guys

I am trying to put together the War Service Records of three brothers who served in WW1.

I have found full records for one ( William Woodley R.17174 18th Battalion Kings Royal Rifles who was killed in Arras) but his two brothers are a problem.

I have Medal Cards and CWG details for Harry Woodley 452472 11th Battalion London Reg (Finsbury Rifles), my Grandfather, who was killed in Gaza and only a medal index card for Walter John Woodley 20009 who served in the 10th/11th Highland Light Infantry who survived the War. I assume records for both were destroyed in WW2.

Can anybody help my research in respect of Walter John and where he may have served? Thanks.

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I found no papers either. The MIC doesn't give Battalion so where did you get that from,the original Medal Roll or family knowledge ?

Taking it as 10/11 HLI means that these two Battalions amalgamated in May 1916 after some Actions around April and May:


and read about 10 and 11 Battalions,and their various movements up to 1918.

The new Battalion was then with 46 Brigade of 15 Division,which later in the year had unmissable appointments on the Somme:


and remained so until Feb 1918 when the unit transferred tro 40 Division:



The MIC suggests that he stayed with the HLI but shows no discharge detail,there is often a written note stating "dis.to Class - Reserve" and a date. Whether he changed Battalion at all we can't confirm unless you know differently.

You can read about the unit in it's War Diary at Kew under ref WO95/1952,it is not yet digital and downloadable though.

Note: HLI link not opening,checked and is accurate !

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks sotonmate much appreciated.

The Regiment for Walter John was mentioned on his Marriage Certificate when he married on 17th June 1917 and that was the only clue as to confirming the Medal Card was correct.

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