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veklee

20th liverpool regiment

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veklee

hi does anyone know where to find the war diary for 20 Liverpool rgt from feb 18 -November 18 ?

ancestry has the above looked 30div  or 89 brigade on NA but no luck

thank 

barry

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charlie962

Unlikely to find it since they were disbanded France Feb 1918  !  (source LongLongTrail)

 

It was broken up and dispersed to 17th, 18th and 19th Bns. There was though a tendancy for men, after this across-the-Army reorganisation, often to keep referring to themselves by their old battalion number. Perhaps this is what you are finding ?

 

Charlie

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voltaire60

   Last War Diary date is 28th February 1918, before disbanded.

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veklee

many thanks for the replies this regards 20th batt mm winner from august 18

barry

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voltaire60

    You may still find it worthwhile plodding through the WD up the disbandment of the battalion on 28th February 1918. If a man won any sort of award it was usually only awarded some time after the event-and the actual award may be noted in a WD.  I too had a casualty(E.L.Hill.MM)   with the MM who was listed with a battalion of the Essex Regiment and a  casualty of the 1918 offensives. It was only when his name popped up in the WD of the 13th Essex (West Ham Pals) as being awarded the MM by a divisional general (along with others)- when I was reading the diary looking  for someone else- that I realised just how higgledy-piggldey MM awards are. 13th Essex were similarly  disbanded in France in January 1918-and tripping over this man's award was the first indication I had that he had served in the previous battalion.

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veklee

we think he might have served with 13th battalion but as usual can find em on ancestry there at NA thanks for replies

barry

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veklee

many thanks

 

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