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2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers: Gallipoli


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I am researching a 2nd Bn RF casualty, who was KIA on 28th May 1915 and whose Medal Index Card shows that he arrived in Gallipoli only three days earlier. Unfortunately, the battalion war diary on 'Ancestry' seems to be missing entries from 12th May-6th June 1915 and I'm wondering if anyone can fill in the gap?

Many thanks if you can help.

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For a fee, you can access the diary that was transcribed by the late Martin Gillott and is available via Amazon. I don't know whether he also encountered an issue with missing information, though.

Gallipoli Diaries: 2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

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Per Westlake's 'British Regiments at Gallipoli'

the battalion went to the reserve line on 23rd., and it returned to the firing line on 31st.

However, what has to be remembered about the Gallipoli battlefield, is that there was no rear area. No matter whether you were in the firing line or in reserve, you were always under enemy artillery fire.

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