Author Topic: HELLO Frank's Diary 1917-18  (Read 11199 times)

Offline PhilipG

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Re: HELLO Frank's Diary 1917-18
« Reply #90 on: April 26, 2018, 08:31:06 AM »
Caroline,

Your query re drowning and subsequent burial by the CWGC.   I give an example.  J/53916 Ordy. Seaman E.S. Lawrence of HM Motor Launch 368 Royal Navy.  Drowned in the River Danube at Baja, 29th July 1919.  Buried in Calvaria Cemetery, Hungary.   (South of Budapest).   PhilipG.

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Re: HELLO Frank's Diary 1917-18
« Reply #91 on: April 26, 2018, 09:32:05 AM »
Caroline,
All service personnel who died in service or died post discharge due to sickness or wounds incurred during service were entitled to be commemorated by the CWGC. William Garrett is buried in Crump Trench Cemetery, Fampoux https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/302928/garrett,-/

Pat could have been George, there is a George Garrett (54944) who served with the 15th Bn Hampshire Regt (William had served with the 15th). Whether this is the „George“ is impossible to tell. Only the 10th Bn Hampshire Regt served in Salonika and there is nothing in the medal rolls to suggest that he was transferred to the 10th Bn. Then again there is nothing in the medal rolls that indicate William served with the 1st Bn. At best its a very tenuous connection.

Charlie


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Re: HELLO Frank's Diary 1917-18
« Reply #92 on: April 26, 2018, 03:42:14 PM »
PhilipG & Charlie
Thanks for your insights - invaluable as ever.

I have a new dumb question.... what is 'company guard duty'?  I have found quite a lot written about guard duty generally (e.g. in the Field Service Regulations of 1909) but nothing specific.  Grateful if you could shed any light on this.
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Caroline

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Re: HELLO Frank's Diary 1917-18
« Reply #93 on: April 26, 2018, 04:28:23 PM »
Company guard is normally a guard of a Corporal in command,a lance corporal as second in command and normally 6 soldiers or even 3,the soldiers would act as sentries and be responsible for raising the alarm in the event of an attack or activity in the area to his front.The Corporal in Command or his second in command would be awake at all times,the sentry would usually be on sentry duty for 2 hours on sentry and 4 hours on rest,the guard would be dressed and at all times and ready to react to any crisis that could develope.the guard would be visited by an officer whilst on duty,the guard would stand to as would all the soldiers an hour before dawn and an hour before sunset,this was the times that an attack was most imminent,IF the company guard was in an area from the front the role of the guard was to protect the company area,raise the alarm in case of fire and responsible for the security, conduct and disciplne of troops leaving and entering the company area if they had been out on pass or recreation.

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Re: HELLO Frank's Diary 1917-18
« Reply #94 on: April 26, 2018, 05:07:21 PM »
Arty
Thanks so much.  Very useful. 
Caroline

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Re: HELLO Frank's Diary 1917-18
« Reply #95 on: June 27, 2018, 10:27:24 PM »
Hi
The 13th Battalion Diary for June 30 1918 mentions a CQMS Hinds who has received the Military Medal - presented by no less than General Milne of BSF just before the Battalion left for France.

I cannot find anything about CQMS Hinds - please can anyone shed any light on him?
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Caroline

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Re: HELLO Frank's Diary 1917-18
« Reply #96 on: June 28, 2018, 08:54:43 AM »
Hi Caroline,
He was 1136 Robert Hinde. He was a pre war regular with the 1st Bn. He qualified for the 1914 Star with the rest of the Bn on 27.08.1914. As well as receiving the MM, he rose to the rank of WO2. He served with the 1st, 3rd and 13th Bns.

Charlie

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/13195/page/365
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