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8Bn Royal Welch Fusiliers

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Can you give me the details of the actions of this Bn during the 7th August 1915.

It was involved in the afternoon in an attack up Monash Gully on Gallipoli.

I understand only two companies were used can you tell me what companies and the names of the company officers.

Also if known the four officers reported killed and any names of the wounded and of cause any other rank known.

The reason for this is to better tell the story of the British help given to the 3rd LH Bde during this day. So the more help given the better aussie's will know of the actions of our brothers in arms.

Thanks for any help you may give.


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From British Regts at Gallipoli.

"In support of Australian attack on The Nek-"A" and "B" companies advanced up Montash Gully. "A" company to the right, "B" to the left. "A" Company reached the ridge then came under attack from crest. War Diary notes teep slopes on both sides thick with scrub-"casualties occured at once and the men falling back knocked over the men coming up behind."

Leading platoons of "B" Company swept with machinegun fire. Ordered to fall back and remain under cover in gully. Both companies moved back top Russell's Top inevening. Casualties-4 officers, 61 OR killed or wounded"

Died a quick search on OD, could only find:

Capt Walter Lloyd, KIA 7 Aug 1915


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Many thanks Mate,

I Confirmed Capt LLoyd as one of the campany commanders but which one?

A or B ?

I wonder did he gain his MID for his actions on this day also?

Does the War diary give any insight into the other officers?

It seams strange not to have there names some where?

I surpose we kept looking.


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If you pay a reasonable fee [based on time taken] I expect the Curator of the RWF Museum will do a look-up: he has copies of all the war diaries. RWF Museum can be contacted via web.

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From CWGC:


Initials: W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Unit Text: "B" Coy. 8th Bn

Age: 41

Date of Death: 07/08/1915

Additional information: Son of Thomas and Anne Lloyd (nee Campbell), of Leghorn, Italy, and Minard, Argyll.; husband of Phyllis Lloyd. Born at Bagni di Lucca, Italy. Joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers as 2nd Lt. in 1896. Retired as Capt. in 1911. Recalled at the outbreak of war and embarked for Gallipoli 28th June, 1915.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. F. 17.



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Thanks Mates,

I was only check this out for someone else on another site who is writting about the battle of the Nek.

Since this is being done in aussie its hard to visit their museum to check the diaries so I hoping one of your experts may have a little on this unit.

I like many like to see that when battles are written about that all countries that fought are represented, in this case a aussie battle but there were a number of British units that either fought or were in suport.


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