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Mesopotamia


Jerrymurland
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Just finished ploughing through my grandfather's extensive diaries which detail his time in Mesopot with the 64th Pioneers, Indian Army from Jan 1916 until he was badly wounded in February 1917. Very interesting commentary on the whole campaign, the fall and surrender of Kut and the subsequent campaign to relieve it. He looks at everything from a Pioneer Officer's viewpoint and makes some interesting comments on the command structure and its shortcomings!

Two officers in the battalion are awarded MCs (amongst others), I only have their surnames etc but no service numbers but as usual am having difficulty in finding the citations!! Lt. or possibly Captain Douglas Aylward and Captain Frank Owen Burne both awarded MCs in 1918 and probably gazetted thereabouts. Any help appreciated.

Jerry Murland

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Burn - but with an extra name ?

Not sure what you mean?

Thanks for Aylwards mention, obviously no specific citation probably part of the birthday honours?

Jerry

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Frank Owen Newdigate Burn ? see further down the linked page

dont know when the Kings birthday was :)

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Ahhhhhhh .......See what you mean, yes its him alright, many thanks. just me being a bit dim.

Jerry

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