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Peter,

 

Thank you so much for your time with this fantastic Photo's Again thank you sir.

 

Jon Wickes

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On 12/03/2020 at 18:49, stiletto_33853 said:

No adventures occurred, though detachments went on escort duty to Basra (and qualified for the Victory Medal), and were employed on the minesweepers patrol at Bombay.

 

Andy,

 

Brilliant, great photo's - and all credit to you and none to me on that post :-)

 

Surprising given how many other garrison units there were between Burma, (and the Andaman Islands) and the Bay of Bengal & Mesopotamia that men of the 18th Battalion were sent on such jaunts. Presumably either British Army efficiency at it's usual best or something to break the relative monotony of the garrison posting. Can't see anything to show he went to Basra beyond the piece in the National Roll - no obvious 2nd MiC. Of course some of this may depend on when the piece was written - prior to the actual issue of medals he may have thought he was entitled to the 1914/15 Star based on when he sailed for India, (rather than when he arrived), and the Victory Medal because other members of the unit who did the Basra eecort duty were in line to get it.

 

The truth is we shall probably never know,

 

Cheers,

Peter

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stiletto_33853

Hi Peter,

I placed a thread on the forum years ago concerning the 18th with quite a few pictures. Not really in my sphere of interest as they were usually older soldiers that were grouped together with the director of Personnel Services placing them under the wing of the Rifle Brigade, rather than the KRRC or the Guards, the only Regiments at that time without Territorial affiliations. They were managed by the London Territorial Association hence had very few ties to the Rifle Brigade with very little known about them in the RB, separate pay office etc etc but were given permission to wear the Rifle Brigade badge in December 1915.

 

Andy

 

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Jon Wickes

Sorry to bother you all again but I have also found a picture of him in the London rifle brigade ploegsteert armentieres in a telephone dug out In 1914

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On 19/03/2020 at 00:20, Jon Wickes said:

Sorry to bother you all again but I have also found a picture of him in the London rifle brigade ploegsteert armentieres in a telephone dug out In 1914

My1584468410917.jpg.7d0c7badea3150e0d8de8dd9d56c6d06.jpgpic by 

picture curtacy of the Imperial War Museum

On 19/03/2020 at 00:20, Jon Wickes said:

Sorry to bother you all again but I have also found a picture of him in the London rifle brigade ploegsteert armentieres in a telephone dug out In 1914

My1584468410917.jpg.7d0c7badea3150e0d8de8dd9d56c6d06.jpgpic by 

picture curtacy of the Imperial War Museum him in the left.

On 19/03/2020 at 00:20, Jon Wickes said:

Sorry to bother you all again but I have also found a picture of him in the London rifle brigade ploegsteert armentieres in a telephone dug out In 1914

My1584468410917.jpg.7d0c7badea3150e0d8de8dd9d56c6d06.jpgpic by 

picture by and owned by the Imperial War Museum him in the left.

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Hi

Can you give me the reference number of the pic; I have no record of a H T Davis serving in the LRB although I do have notes concerning 30 odd soldiers with this surname.

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Jon Wickes

He was 200314 County of London Rifles Davis H T

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