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The Great War => 1914 - 1918 => Topic started by: PhilipG on July 03, 2018, 10:28:37 AM

Title: Rev. John Richard Duvall. Chaplain 4th Class RACD : attd. 13th Manchesters.
Post by: PhilipG on July 03, 2018, 10:28:37 AM
This padre died of wounds on the 6th October 1917 and is buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston.   "Officers Died" reports that at the time of his death he was attached to the 13th Manchesters.  However, the CWGC advise that he was attached to the 7th battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment.   Does the 13th Manchesters' War Diary help in this regard?  PhilipG.
Title: Re: Rev. John Richard Duvall. Chaplain 4th Class RACD : attd. 13th Manchesters.
Post by: themonsstar on July 05, 2018, 01:20:17 PM
Hi Philip

This is all I could find with a quick search
Title: Re: Rev. John Richard Duvall. Chaplain 4th Class RACD : attd. 13th Manchesters.
Post by: themonsstar on July 05, 2018, 01:21:42 PM
Medals rolls
Title: Re: Rev. John Richard Duvall. Chaplain 4th Class RACD : attd. 13th Manchesters.
Post by: themonsstar on July 05, 2018, 01:29:59 PM
Last bit
Title: Re: Rev. John Richard Duvall. Chaplain 4th Class RACD : attd. 13th Manchesters.
Post by: themonsstar on July 05, 2018, 01:37:00 PM
From the Long Long Trail


The history of 22nd Division
This Division was established in September 1914 as part of Army Order 388 authorising Kitchener’s Third New Army, K3. The units began to assemble in the area of Eastbourne and Seaford, with the artillery at Lewes, from September 1914. The Division remained in these areas, other than when the infantry moved for two weeks entrenchment training to Maidstone in April 1915, as it was trained and equipped.

The Division crossed to France in early September 1915, all units being concentrated near Flesselles by 9th of the month. But the stay in France was to be very short.

On 27 October 1915, the Division, having been moved by train to Marseilles, began to embark for Salonika. It completed concentration there in November, although the final artillery units were still coming in as late as 13 December 1915. The 22nd Division remained in the theatre for the rest of the war, taking part in the following operations:

1915
8-13 December: the Retreat from Serbia (Advanced Divisional HQ, 6th Brigade, 9th Border and 68th Field Ambulance only)

1916
10-18 August 1916: the Battle of Horseshoe Hill
13-14 September 1916: the Battle of Machukovo

1917
24-25 April and 8-9 May 1917: the Battles of Doiran

66th Brigade   
9th Bn, the Border Regiment   left February 1915

9th Bn, the South Lancashire Regiment
   
8th Bn, the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
   
13th Bn, the Manchester Regiment   left 28 June 1918

12th Bn, the Cheshire Regiment   joined February 1915

66th Machine Gun Company   joined 14 July 1916

66th SAA Section Ammunition Column   joined by 17 July 1916

66th Trench Mortar Battery   joined 5 November 1916
Title: Re: Rev. John Richard Duvall. Chaplain 4th Class RACD : attd. 13th Manchesters.
Post by: themonsstar on July 05, 2018, 01:43:02 PM
The 7th Bn The Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment)

7th (Service) Battalion
Formed at Devizes in September 1914 as part of K3 and came under command of 79th Brigade in 26th Division. Moved to Codford. In November went to billets at Marlborough and in April 1915 went to Sutton Veny.
September 1915 : landed in France.
November 1915 : moved to Salonika.

79th Brigade   
10th Bn, the Devonshire Regiment   
8th Bn, the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry   
12th Bn, the Hampshire Regiment   
7th Bn, the Wiltshire Regiment   left 16 June 1918
79th Machine Gun Company   joined 15 July 1916
79th SAA Section Ammunition Column   joined 27 July 1916
79th Trench Mortar Battery   joined 3 November 1916


The history of 26th Division
This Division was established in September 1914 as part of Army Order 388 authorising Kitchener’s Third New Army, K3. The units began to to assemble in the Salisbury Plain area from September 1914. Khaki uniform and equipment were not made available until February-April 1915 and in the meantime eveything was improvised.

Embarkation for France began in September 1915 and the concentration of units at Guignemicourt (west of Amiens) was completed before the end of the month. However, the Division was not destined to remain on the Western Front, because in November 1915 it moved to Salonika where it then remained.

On 2 November, the Division concentrated at Flesselles and moved to Salonika via embarkation at Marseilles. On 26 December 1915, units began to move from Lembet to Happy Valley Camp and all units were in place there by 8 February 1916. The 26th Division remained in the Salonika theatre for the rest of the war, taking part in the following operations:

1916
10-18 August 1916: the Battle of Horseshoe Hill

1917
24-25 April and 8-9 May 1917: the Battles of Doiran
Title: Re: Rev. John Richard Duvall. Chaplain 4th Class RACD : attd. 13th Manchesters.
Post by: PhilipG on July 05, 2018, 05:15:28 PM
Themonsstar,

Very many thanks for your excellent research.  Much appreciated.   The Padre seems to have been a very brave man and was up with the stretcher-bearers, seemingly with the Cheshires.   I did not know about the MID.  PhilipG.
Title: Re: Rev. John Richard Duvall. Chaplain 4th Class RACD : attd. 13th Manchesters.
Post by: themonsstar on July 05, 2018, 09:51:39 PM
Hi Philip
I did look through the WD of the 13th Bn and found nothing about him, I can not look at the other units as there WD are not on the net yet.
Title: Re: Rev. John Richard Duvall. Chaplain 4th Class RACD : attd. 13th Manchesters.
Post by: PhilipG on July 06, 2018, 07:35:38 AM
themonsstar,

Thank you once again.   Clearly the records are adrift, but I think we have enough info.upon him to get a picture of this brave padre's service and ultimate sacrifice.  Thanks.  PhilipG.