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Help please.

After doing most of my family so far, with your help filling in the gaps, I once again turn to yourselves and seek any information on the following, my Great Grand Father as I have come up with little about his movements and service during the Great War.

James Malone

Private 2nd Batt. Royal Highlanders

No. 23282

Born 1883

Lived Dundee

Married 1910

I'm struggling to find much on the movements and actions of the 2nd RH apart from they served in the middle east. He did thankfully survive the war.

I think his service numbers too high to have served with the battalion when it was in France in 1914/15, would this be correct?

Anyone any information on him its greatly appreciated as always. :)

Cheers

Andy

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Hi

Entitled to pair only, full service number S/23282

From Long Long Trail-

2nd Battalion

August 1914 : in Bareilly, India. Part of the Bareilly Brigade in Meerut Division.

21 September 1914 : Moved to France, landing at Marseilles on 12 October 1914.

26 September 1915 : amalgamated after heavy casualties with 1/4th Bn, which resumed its former identity in November 1915.

December 1915 : Moved to Mesopotamia, landing at Basra on 31 December 1915. Formation was by now renamed 21st Brigade, 7th Indian Division.

4 February 1916 : owing to heavy casualties, formed the Highland Battalion with 1st Bn, the Seaforth Highlanders.

12 July 1916 : resumed former title.

January 1918 : moved to Palestine, arriving Suez 13 January 1918

So no action in France for him, or he would have the 14-15 star as well.

The S prefix - S ,Many infantry regiments, General service

and a bit more - http://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/greatwar/allied/blackwatch2-gw.php

regards

Robert

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