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peh

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COs 1st Btn - late 1918
« on: July 26, 2010, 05:21:27 PM »
R.N. Hardcastle seems to have commanded the 1st Btn on and off from 1916-1918 - the regimental history refers to him in command in July 1918, but he was moved to a staff job in early November. When did he leave command finally and who followed him?

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Re: COs 1st Btn - late 1918
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 10:44:06 PM »
good question

don't know where i can find the answer, but why do you want to know?  ;)
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Re: COs 1st Btn - late 1918
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010, 09:45:44 AM »
hiya peh.
dont know if this helps,but posted it just in case

2/Lt richard,newman hardcastle
entered the army from the militia on 1-12-1897
manchester regt
promoted Lt 22-2-1899
served in south africa 1899-1902
in operations in natal,elandslaagte and lombards kop 1899 and the defence of ladysmith
in operations at natal,march-june 1900 and the transvaal east of pretoria in july 1900 and 1901
MID 10-9-1901
DSO 27-9-1901,presented by the king on 28-11-1902
QSA medal 3 clasps and KSA medal 2 clasps
promoted capt 9-1-1901
to france 14-9-14
promoted major 27-4-15
temp Lt col 18-5-16 till jan 1917
given the brevet of Lt colonel 3-6-16
brigadier of 8th infantry brigade,indian expeditionary force 27-7-16 till 2-9-16
wounded[date unknown]
MID 19-10-16
born 5-11-1876 wakefield
mother emily,eva.the towers,26 bond st,wakefield
GSM iraq

mack ;D

peh

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Re: COs 1st Btn - late 1918
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 09:04:30 AM »
Harribobs - I'm researching COs.

peh

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Re: COs 1st Btn - late 1918
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 09:05:44 AM »
Mack - thanks, yes, this tells me what brigade he commanded.