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7 Bn DCLI - Battalion Diary of December 1915


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My Great Uncle, William H Jeffcott, was killed 90 years ago this month:

Jeffcott, William Henry, b. Hockley, Birmingham, e. Birmingham 14564, Pte., k. in a., F. & F., 23/12/15.

I have read Wyrall's "The History of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 1914 -1919" where the diary of the 7th Bn is referenced. Is anyone aware of the availability of scanned pages from the diary? Otherwise, can any readers suggest a process for facsimile copies of the December 1915 document?

Thanks to all.

Andrew Murray

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The war diary for the 7th Bn DCLI is available at the Public records Office at Kew under reference wo 95 / 2126. At present it is not one of the war diaries that is available on line. So either a personal visit to the PRO or a researcher to obtain a copy for you. I think that the PRO will also provide a photocopy for a fee.

See www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Simon

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Andrew,

You Great Uncle was in illustrious company. This was the much celebrated Harry Patch's battalion!

Regards

Steve

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