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John Cramb - Black Watch


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I'm trying to find out some information on a John Cramb, who joined the Black Watch, and was from Dunblane in Scotland (born 1898).

As far as I know, he fought in the Battle of Jerusalem, under Allenby. Looking at the LLT, this seems to me he may have been in the 14th Bn.

There's a photo of him at "Monzie Camp (near Crieff) from 1914, which may narrow it down a bit.

If anyone can provide more info, or further suggestions, I'd appreciate it.

Many thanks.

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14th (Fife & Forfar Yeomanry) Battalion

Formed in Moascar in Egypt on 21 December 1916 from the dismounted troops of the Fife & Forfar Yeomanry.

21 December 1916 : came under command of 229th Brigade in 74th (Yeomanry) Division.

Landed at Marseilles on 7 May 1918.

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It would be useful to see the photo.

14 Black Watch was originally the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry. They became 14 BW in Egypt in December 1916, but according to the regimental history did not receive Black Watch uniforms until well into 1918.

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Monzie Camp was an annual training camp for many battalions. and would have been a damn busy place as of 1914

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