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Pte John Dallas

No 290888

1st/8th Btln Scottish Rifles

KIA 2-11-17

Looking for MIC

A picture if possible

and any information on his unit how he was killed etc a long shot i know but you guys are the best researchers i know. I want to give the family as much info on the man i can.

Dan

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You need the War Diary WO95/4610 for the 1/8th SR,this covers the period 1/1916 to 3/1918 when the unit were in Egypt and Palestine,attached to 156 Brigade of the 52nd Lowland Division. The third battle of Gaza was in progress from 27 Oct to 7 Nov 1917 so it is likely that your man died there. I see that he is remembered on the Jerusalem Memorial.

Best wishes

Sotonmate

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His card is on the NA site

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Description Medal card of Dallas, John

Corps Regiment No Rank

1/8th Scottish Rifles 697 Private

1/8th Scottish Rifles 697 Private

1/8th Scottish Rifles 290888 Private

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/5

Dept Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies

Series War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War

Piece Cooke W E - Denham W

Image contains 1 medal card of many for this collection

Number of image files: 1

Image Reference Format and Version Part Number Size (KB) Number of Pages Price (£ 3.50)

156308 / 32679 PDF 1.2 1 292 1

Wull

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1/8th Scottish Rifles in War Diary WO95/4610:

October 31 1917."FLINTSHIRE DEFENCES" P.31.a.5.9 (trench map ref.) Battle of Gaza.

November 1. Preparing to attack EL ARISH REDOUBT. X and Z Companies attached to the 1/4th Royal Scots to take the Redoubt,Z as a fighting company and X as a store carrying company. Zero hour 0300 2.11.1917.

In a second attack,on UMBRELLA HILL,W and Y Companies attached to 1/7th Scottish Rifles,Y as fighting company and W as store carrying company. Zero hour 2300 1.11.1917.

November 2. All objectives taken and held.

Casualties:

UMBRELLA HILL KIA 2 Officers 22 ORs DOW 4 ORs Wounded 2 Officers 66 ORs. Missing 1 OR.

EL ARISH RDT. KIA 1 Offcier 7 ORs DOW 4 ORs Wounded 2 Officers 42 ORs. Missing 2 ORs.

Best wishes

Sotonmate

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