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Rifle Brigade 33rd Battalion London Regiment


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I know 7th Batt RB returned to England May 1918, reformed part of 33rd Batt London Regiment ,sailed from

Folkstone to Boulogne 3rd July 1918,on board ?

When did the 33rd return to England,did the Rifles go to Winchester or demobbed from?

any help would be good:thumbsup:

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tHANK YOU mARK?,HAVE READ 7TH rb AND 33RD lr wd,33RD JUST SORT OF PETERS OOUT,SOME OFFICERS WENT TO bERLIN,OTHERS ?????

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Biffo,

The training staff and cadre from the 7th RB returned to the UK, at first going to a camp near Brookwood. The 33rd London initially was comprised on it's formation of a mixture of men, 17th Gloucesters, 29th Durham L.I., 29th Londons with a few coming from other battalions like 14th Londons, 2/8th Essex Regiment

The 7th RB in the meantime were mostly still in France and formed a reinforcement for the 8th RB. The 8th RB were formed into a training cadre for the new US divisions with the remainder of the 7th joining the 33rd when it came to France or going to an IBD.

Most of the men that were sent to the 33rd in the UK were category b men, with medical boards being very active weeding the unsuitable men out. Several of the officers were RB men but were also drawn from other units.

 

Andy

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Thank you Chris

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