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Church Lads Brigade


auchonvillerssomme

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I have come across a walking out stick marked with badge of the CLB.

Along the silver top is engraved LP August. 1917

So knowing the links with the CLB and the army during WW1, can anyone answer

Is the persons name LP August? if not and the date is August 1917, any idea what it could be commemorating?

Mick

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It could be someting as simple as the date that LP was 'commissioned' into the CLB.

I seem to recall someone on this site identifying some charcters in a photo as CLB 'officers'/Chaplains, from their canes.

Tom the Walrus

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oh well, it was worth the few quid i paid.

mick

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I seem to recall someone on this site identifying some charcters in a photo as CLB 'officers'/Chaplains, from their canes.

Tom the Walrus

You're right, I knew there was something niggling at me.

Mick

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Mick,

See Ray Westlake's 'A Register of Territorial Force Cadet Units' (1984) ISBN 0 9508530 2 X

In Army Order 128 of 1917, All units of the Church Lads' Brigade, which had hitherto been unattached became affiliated to the Kings' Royla Rifle Corps.

Is the badge on your cane the same as my Avatar or is it the KRRC Cadets badge which was usubsequently adopted?

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the badge is the same as your avatar. with a crown.

Mick

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