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4th Bn Prince Consort's Own rifle brigade 1915


gingerjase
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Iam after researching my great uncle who was in the Prince consorts own rifle brigade.

He was killed at Ypres 01/03/1915 Henry Pike

Iam having a bit of trouble with researching this unit so if anyone has got any gen on this unit, it would be greatly received

cheers for now

ginge ;)

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Hi Ginge,

What do you need to know re the 4th, The Regimental Record and The Regimental History both have very little on the 4th up to March 1915.

The 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Battalions spent the months of January and Februaury 1915 with hardly a break in the monotony of the trenches stating a quiet time but the 4th suffered badly from the weather being fresh from India. It came into the line on January 6th taking over from the French near St. Eloi. By the 20th January the casualty list showed three killed, seven wounded and two hundred and seventeen down with trench feet. By the middle of February the Battalion had absorbed nearly six hundred re-inforcements.

Andy

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Cheers for that Andy...most of the stuff i'd read was post march 1915 and therefore didnt cover the period he was KIA...the earliest i'd read from that year was the St. Eloi action...is there anything else wriiten there for around about the time of the 1st march. Where is the regimental record/history held?

cheers for now

ginge ;)

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Ginge,

Most of the Battalions War Service records can be found throughout the Rifle Brigade Chronicles, a yearly overlook of the Regiment with many many historical items of interest. The Regimental History for the Great War can be found in the 3 volume set of books "The History of The Rifle Brigade in The War of 1914 - 1918" published by The Rifle Brigade Club. This History of the Great War is still in copyright, hence quite expensive to obtain all 3 volumes but of a good quality unlike a lot of the modern reprints of Regiments Histories.

Anything I can help you with just ask.

Andy

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awesome andy cheers for that. Any gen youve got really thats relavent to that time period would be greatly recieved including any insignia they would have worn.

not asking for much am I!

also how do you put that remembered bit on the bottom of the page and a piccy...bit new to this see

whats the rank thing all about aswell...when do get promoted

happy crimbo

ginge ;)

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Hi Ginge,

Not a lot in the Regimental History to cover this period either. Hope this is readable with the downsizing.

Andy

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