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Nelson Battalion - Antwerp


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I have the 14 star for a man KIA in Gallipoli.

 

He joined Nelson Batt. 15th Sept 14 and must therefore have earned his star at Antwerp. Does anyone have a breakdown of what the battalion did (war diaries?) during the Antwerp expedition?

 

Regards

 

Wayne

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10 minutes ago, buxton_blade said:

I have the 14 star for a man KIA in Gallipoli.

 

He joined Nelson Batt. 15th Sept 14 and must therefore have earned his star at Antwerp.

 

Please supply the name & number details from the medal and it will be possible to check

edit to add: the history of the battalion was written by Captain Roy Swales RN rtd. and is called 'Nelson at War 1914-1918

it was published by Pen & Sword [ISBN 1 84468 018 5]

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Sorry Michael didn't realise you needed those details.....

 

Even better - here is a photo of his details infront of the Helles memorial I took a couple of years ago

 

Thanks

 

Wayne

Helles Memorial - Stoker Osmond.JPG

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Thanks Michael 

 

Already have that........... the question was 

 

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Does anyone have a breakdown of what the battalion did (war diaries?) during the Antwerp expedition?

 

Has anyone any info on them?

 

Wayne

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3 hours ago, michaeldr said:

the history of the battalion was written by Captain Roy Swales RN rtd. and is called 'Nelson at War 1914-1918'  it was published by Pen & Sword [ISBN 1 84468 018 5]

 

You'll find that Antwerp is covered in the book's Chapter 2, pages 7 to 14

Basically, Nelson were at first in reserve, providing working parties and trench digging along the RND's line which was between Forts 5 and 7 to the west of Vieux Dieu

Later they went forward to extend the RND's line beyond Fort 7 west towards the River Schelde taking over Belgian trenches

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