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RDC at Bramall Lane, Sheffield

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clive_hughes

Hi,

In chasing a later casualty's records I noted that he was transferred in April 1916 from his unit 3/1st Brecknocks. Battalion SWB, and posted as a junior NCO with 10th Observation Company RDC,  at Bramall Lane Pavilion, Sheffield.  He was transferred away from there in November 1916.

 

I know that the ground at Bramall Lane was used by early war "Pals" units; and that the Cricket Pavilion was later a war hospital, but can anyone suggest what role an Observation Company of the RDC might have fulfilled there?

 

Clive

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HERITAGE PLUS

Clive

 

Observer (not Observation) companies were deployed to spot German Zeppelins and aircraft raiding Britain and were the forerunners of the Royal Observer Corps. 

 

Air Raids on Sheffield are discussed here:

 

https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/dam/sheffield/docs/libraries-and-archives/archives-and-local-studies/research/WW1 Study Guide v1-11.pdf

 

 

Dave

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clive_hughes

Thank you very much Dave,

I accept your reading of it, it's just that his papers twice refer to Observation Co. no. 10.  

 

Cheers,

Clive

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