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Dorset Yeomanry Tripoli late July 1915


LinaMoffitt
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Can SKS pls tell me which unit was there at this time was it the 2/1st QODY?

I have a doctor who joined the "Dorset Yeomanry" in Tripoli at that time then he was transferred to a hospital in Cairo.

thanks

Lina

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Lina

Have a look at the excellent Long Long Trail website: http://www.1914-1918.net/dorsetyeo.htm

The 2/1st didn't leave the UK. The 1st were in Egypt and took part in actions to the west prior to heading east, The Keep has some useful detail on its website: http://www.keepmilitarymuseum.org/middleeast/

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Lina

Have a look at the excellent Long Long Trail website: http://www.1914-1918.net/dorsetyeo.htm

The 2/1st didn't leave the UK. The 1st were in Egypt and took part in actions to the west prior to heading east, The Keep has some useful detail on its website: http://www.keepmilitarymuseum.org/middleeast/

thanks Gareth, I did look at both those sites but was none the wiser... it seemed to me that none of the QODY were in Tripoli in July 1915, am I right?

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Lina

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Mate,

As far As I know Tripoli was an Italian Town after Italt took Lybia some years before the Great War..

What British Troops would be doing in Lybia in July 1915 seams a bit out there, unless they were from some sunken ship?

Of cause we could look at another angle, Tripoli was a name used in many countries around that area, were they somewhere else?

a mixed Sqn of the Dorset Yeomanry was part of the 2nd Composite Yeomanry Regt who were formed in Nov 1915 for service in the Western Desert in the fight with the Senssi.

S.B

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Can SKS pls tell me which unit was there at this time was it the 2/1st QODY?

I have a doctor who joined the "Dorset Yeomanry" in Tripoli at that time then he was transferred to a hospital in Cairo.

thanks

Lina

Is he by any chance Capt G R Rickett?

In July 1915 the 1/1st QODY was in Cairo in the Kasr-el-Nil barracks. The records of the Dorset Yeomanry page 8: "...and to the very great regret of all ranks their very able and popular Medical Officer Captain G R Rickett of Sherborne was ordered to leave the Regiment and to take up a post at the Citadel Hospital in Cairo. He afterwards was put in charge of the large Military Hospital at El Nazarieh, Cairo which he commanded with extraordinary success for the remainder of the War". MG

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Is he by any chance Capt G R Rickett?

In July 1915 the 1/1st QODY was in Cairo in the Kasr-el-Nil barracks. The records of the Dorset Yeomanry page 8: "...and to the very great regret of all ranks their very able and popular Medical Officer Captain G R Rickett of Sherborne was ordered to leave the Regiment and to take up a post at the Citadel Hospital in Cairo. He afterwards was put in charge of the large Military Hospital at El Nazarieh, Cairo which he commanded with extraordinary success for the remainder of the War". MG

no it was Charles Goldsborough Adams - I've since determined that there were no QODY units in Tripoli so his uni records must be wrong. thanks for your help!

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