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283 Siege Battery RGA


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I have a pamphlet/diary for the 283 Siege Battery RGA which i believe was published privately by the Battery's C/O just after the war and sent to each surviving member of the Battery. It contains a brief description of the Battery's whereabouts and activities throughout the war and includes two maps, a list of personnel and a roll of honour. I'm happy to do any 'look ups'.

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  • 13 years later...

Hi Pete:

I'd be interested in any reference to Lieut. Alfred Peirce. 

 

I'd also be interested in any action that the battery saw in October and November 1918 (Peirce won the MC in the King's Birthday Honours 1919 so I am looking for action in the final months of the war). 

 

Cheers

 

Andy 

 

 

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Hi Andy,

 

Pete hasn't been on the forum since last November so probably worth dropping him a PM.

 

3 minutes ago, 11kilo said:

Peirce won the MC in the King's Birthday Honours 1919

 

Birthday Honours are usually for an extended period of exemplary service rather than a specific act of gallantry so there may not be anything to find tied directly to the last two months of hostilities.

 

Cheers,

(Amother) Peter:)

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Thanks Pete, I have a success rate of over 30% of finding recommendations or mentions of gallantry in the war diaries, or obituaries for NYH and KBH.  

 

Cheers

Andy

 

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Hi Andy,

 

13 hours ago, 11kilo said:

I am looking for action in the final months of the war 

 

 

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Image sourced from the National Archives

 

The earlier part of their war service is covered by this war diary - link. The last few months should be covered by this one - link. To get them as free downloads you'll need to complete a very basic registration - link.

 

Regards

Chris

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Andy,

have only just noticed this thread.

These are the only mentions of Lieut Peirce in the aforementioned book. The maps referred to look to be hand drawn by Peirce of which there are two and J.H.S. is Major J.H. Speeding DSO (Author).

A favour for a favour perhaps?

Rgds Paul

 

 

283 SB RGA 002a.jpg

283 SB RGA 010a.jpg

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