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Remembered Today:

488th Siege Battery RGA


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I am following up this chap and would like to know where the Battery was when the medal was won.

Major Edward William Chadwick:

Served in France and Germany from 18 Jan 18 to 11 Nov 18 with the 488th Siege Battery, RGA

Military Cross in the London Gazette of 16 Sept 1918 with the following citation:

"He personally brought his gun into action under a heavy concentration of gas and high explosive shell after the first detachment had been knocked out. Throughout the day this gun was fought and finally withdrawn by hand, covered by rifle fire of gunners led by him."

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The RRA History for the Western Front mentions it only on the Armistice Day OOB - as an Unbrigaded Siege Bty RGA attached to First Army with 4 x 6-inch guns.

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Thanks for that. I knew they were with First Army. As ever, its the detail I would like! Does unbrigaded mean they were freelance?

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