LneryRHA Posted 24 September , 2014 Share Posted 24 September , 2014 This officer served in the Great War, he enlisted in1906 as a Gunner, Corpl 1913 and Sergt 1914, in France 1914. Commissioned and by May 1918 A/Maj.; wounded (gun shot to head) in kantara, Egypt, 25/2/1918 and invalided to UK. Awarded DSO 1919. In November 1919 he embarked for Basra, Iraq and served with 8 Bty R. Aritillery until March 1920 in Iraq, when he was posted to Civil Authorities and appointed Commandant of Gendarmeries at Tel-Afar. On the 3rd June a party of Sharifan Officers and men at the head of 300 Shgamman Jara tribesmen attacked the town, sacking the government offices and killing all there including the British Officers (Bill Stuart) NCO’s and crews of two armoured cars. Punitive expedition dispatched and arrived on 9th June and found the town almost deserted. This maybe connected with the action involving the Manchesters at Hillah. Any information would be helpful. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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