Author Topic: Lt.Col. Harold Lewis : 37th Lancers (Baluch Horse) attd. 20th Manchesters  (Read 258 times)

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Colonel Lewis took over command of the 20th Manchesters on the 6th March 1916 from Lt.Col. Spencer Mitchell who eventually commanded the 5th (Reserve) Manchester Regt. at Scarborough, a unit to which Wilfred Owen was posted.   In this connection, I note that in a letter to his mother from Scarborough Owen  writes concerning Mitchell : "Who is not liked among his 70 officers".     PhilipG.

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Philip

There is a good write up on Lt.Col. Harold Lewis at this link.

https://www.surreyinthegreatwar.org.uk/story/lieutenant-colonel-harold-lewis/


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« Last Edit: May 21, 2019, 07:37:32 PM by timberman »

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There is very little on Mitchell on the internet.

He was replace as CO of the 20th Bn , or was he removed?

There is some info here

http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=7140.0

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Timberman,

Thank you for your help.   PhilipG.