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DOES ANY ONE HAVE ANY INFO ON THIS REGIMENT , I HAVE SPENT ALL NIGHT LOOKING AT GRANDADS WAR AND CANT MAKE ANY SENSE OF WHERE AND WHAT THIS REGIMENT DID--------WERE THEY A PALS REGIMENT

NIGEL

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From "The Story of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Formerly the Sixth Foot)

by Charles Lethbridge Kingsford 1674 to 1920".

"The 11th (Service) Battalion under Lt-Col C.S. Collison was in the 112th Brigade and came out at the beginning of August 1915. It went almost at once, to Hebuterne, and served in the trenches at Hennescamps (to the north of Gommecourt) from September 1915 till June 1916."

I think the answer to your question is no, they were not Pals, or they would in this book:

Pals Series. BIRMINGHAM PALS. A History of the 14th, 15th & 16th (Service) Battalions of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

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Over 3,000 volunteers from the City of Birmingham formed these three battalions and they are listed in the nominal roll. With 12th Gloucesters they formed 95 Brigade in 32nd Division and went to France in November 1915. Before a month had passed they found themselves in 5th Division. Much of the material in this book, diaries, photos, official war records, appears for the first time.

Author: by Terry Carter Format: 1997. SB. 264pp illus Price: £ 17.95

(http://www.naval-military-press.com/FMPro?-db=nmp_Orders.fp5&-format=nmpweb/frameset.htm&-new)

Regards

Richard

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"Collison, Charles Sydney. The 11th Royal Warwicks in France, 1915-16; (from the personal diary of its commanding officer). Birmingham : Cornish Brothers, Ltd., 1928."

Listed on http://regiments.org/milhist/uk/inf/006RWF.htm

Might be worth contacting Birmingham Central Library, to see if they have a copy.

Regards

Richard

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