Guest jwhawkins Posted 30 November , 2004 Share Posted 30 November , 2004 My grandfather was sent to France/Belgium at the outbreak of war and was presumably part of the BEF. According to my father he was in the Dorsets and was gassed, but survived, during the first gas attack, at Ypres I believe. He must have been a full time soldier as he was 30 when he sailed for France but I’m a little confused as to why a Londoner would have served with a west country regiment. Did they actively recruit in the south east or could he have been in another regiment altogether and been transferred at the outbreak of WW1? This is all the info. I have unfortunately. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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