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Hi would anyone be able to help with any info for "Charles W McDonald" 1/5th Devons No 2283/Dorsets 25943, I do have the MIC

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From the Code on the MIC (5a) your man first landed in Mesopotamia on 25 May 1915 with the Devonshires. Not sure which Battalion though,even though it says 1/5 and they didn't seem to have gone there,but the 1/6 did ! As there were also two Battalions (2 and 1/4) of the Dorsets there too he may well have been posted to one of those later.

The other hieroglyphics on the card represent the "India General Service Medal with "Afghanistan" and "North West Frontier Force 1919" clasps.

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The 1/5th Devons did send drafts from India to the 2nd Dorsets in Mesopotamia. I have details on these drafts including this one. I am away from home with work at the moment but will post the details when I get back mid week.

Regards

Dave

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