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2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment officer


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Hi all, I'm trying to track down when Lt Thomas Arthur Barnfield joined the 2nd Gloucesters in Salonika. I can't find the war diary at the National Archives, but perhaps someone can help locate it, or can shed any light on when this officer joined them?


Many thanks, Tom

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 There is a war diary for 2nd Gloucesters at Salonica but,again,alas it has not been digitised and only gettable when TNA re-opens:


82 Infantry Brigade: 1 Battalion Leinster Regiment (1915 Nov - 1916 Oct). 2 Battalion Duke...

War Office: First World War and Army of Occupation War Diaries. PART V: SALONIKA, MACEDONIA, TURKEY BLACK SEA, CAUCASUS AND SOUTH RUSSIA. 27 DIVISION. - Sept). 2 Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment (1916 Nov - 1919 May). 2 Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers (1915 Nov - 1916 Oct). 10 Battalion Hampshire Regiment (1916 Nov - 1919 Feb).

Held by: The National Archives, Kew - War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies
Date: 01 November 1915 - 30 September 1919
Reference: WO 95/4895
Subjects: Armed Forces (General Administration) | Army | Asia | Conflict | Diaries | Europe and Russia | Middle East | Operations, battles and campaigns



His officer file at Kew should contain his service movments-again, not digitised,etc......


Lieutenant Thomas Arthur BARNFIELD Gloucestershire Regiment.

War Office: Officers' Services, First World War, Long Number Papers (numerical). Officers Services (including Civilian Dependants and Military Staff Appointments): Long Service Papers. Lieutenant Thomas Arthur BARNFIELD Gloucestershire Regiment.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew - War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies
Date: 1914 - 1922

WO 339/79952


If you have the online stuff from Ancestry/FMP you could run the Medal Rolls and Medal Index Cards which usually/often contain the date of entry into a particular thatre of war.

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That's great, thanks. I have his service file, but sadly it doesn't confirm the date he joined the 2nd Battalion, so hoping to cross reference with the War Diary. Shame it's not been digitised yet, but thanks for confirming the file reference. 



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