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Offline harribobs

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20th Battalion D company platoon 16
« on: June 14, 2010, 11:11:37 PM »
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Offline davidhall

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Re: 20th Battalion D company platoon 16
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 03:47:14 PM »
My grandfather William Whitlam, service number 18081, is on the back row second in from the left. I have his service record from Kew, but no idea how he won the MM, or was mentioned in despatches. Can anyone help?

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Re: 20th Battalion D company platoon 16
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 06:44:56 PM »
David,

His MM was in the London Gazette of 24.1.1919 and the Bn. war diary states his was one of 7 MM's awarded for exceedingly gallant work in  the recent raid on 8.8.1918 from Canove di Sotto & Gordon Trench in Italy.

His no was actually 18061

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Re: 20th Battalion D company platoon 16
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 10:47:52 PM »
Dear Spinx,

Thank you for that info, I have been trying for years, but without success! I am sorry I typed his service number  wrong by mistake. Do not suppose you have any idea about the MIB which is dated 18th April, 1918.

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Re: 20th Battalion D company platoon 16
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 10:52:34 PM »
David,

No, no records of such awards out there I am afraid, other than the date.

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Re: 20th Battalion D company platoon 16
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 10:47:18 AM »
Sphinx,

Thanks for the info you did have. It has advanced my search no end.

Cheers,

David