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  1. 3rd TF Bn of the South Wales Borderers, the Brecknockshires 1/1st through to 3/1st Bn's wore this with only the 1/1st seeing overseas service. One piece in brass.
  2. A recent pick up. Interestingly he is said to have been born in 1882 and in 1883 in different files, mind the same applies to my late father. Red tunic and trousers named to him, with Welsh regiment buttons and collars, the tailors moved in 1911 so must date to before then, though he must have carried on using it as he did not become a major until late during WWI. It came with the trousers and both the tunic and them have some moth damage but not too bad when you consider it is over 100 years old. I am very pleased to get this for an officer in my home town regiment and the ability to find out so much from the research is just great. A member on another forum did some of the research for me without being asked, which was great as some of it I could not find. Lt Colonel Walter Mark Hore Born 28th October 1883 in Belper, Derby, died 28th November 1942 Next of kin is Mrs E M (?) Hore (mother), Upton, Bagenalstown, County Carlow, Ireland. Height 5 foot 10 ½ Single. Educated – Frayford (?), nr Manchester. Farnboro Park (?), Aldershot. HMS Brittannia. Joined HMS Britannia, January 1896. Left HMS Brittannia, April 1897. Served in China Station 1897-March 1900. Served in Channel Squadron until Nov (?) 1900. If passed from Militia – Yes, 1901-1902. 3rd Bn R Berks Regt. Promoted Lt, 1902 at Crown Hill, Plymouth. Musketry course, 1901 at Hythe. Transport course, Quetta, September 1906. If he has commanded a company of section of mounted infantry during a course of instruction – Yes, 1905. Poona. Period of service: At home, 7th May 1902-11th March 1903. East Indies 12th March 1903-28th July 1905. At home, July 1905 to 6th October 1906. South Africa 7th October 1906-(no date). No medals or decorations. LG 25th February 1902 – 3rd Bn, Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berks Regt). The undermentioned 2nd Lts to be Lt. Dated 26th February 1902. LG, 16th May 1902 - “2nd Lt Walter Mark Hore, from 3rd Bn, The Princess Charlotte of Wale’s (Royal Berks Regiment), in succession to Lt L I O Robias, promoted”. LG, 20 January 1905 - “2nd Lt W M Hore, The Welsh Regiment to be Lt, vice C L Veal, promoted. Dated 29th November 1904”. UK outgoing passenger lists show that he left England, 27th March 1909, on board the SS Durham Castle, for South Africa. He is listed as a ‘Lieutenant’. 1911 census shows him as resident at ‘Llanion Barracks’, St Mary, Pembroke Dock. He is stated as Lieutenant, unmarried, aged 28 and serving with 2nd Bn, The Welsh Regt. Aug 1st 1914 with the 3rd battalion based in Cardiff, a Captain by this date. Jan 15th to Jan 26th 1915 took over temporary command of the 2nd Battalion in the Givenchy sub sector. On the 25th Jan 1915 during his period in command of the 2nd Welsh Captain Hore led a counter attack of two platoons of the Black Watch and one of the 2nd Welsh at French Farm in the Givenchy sub sector. On the 9th of May 1915 Captain Hore commanded C company of the 2nd Welsh during the battle of Aubers Ridge during which he was wounded. LG, 22nd June 1915 – Capt W M Hore, 2nd Bn, The Welsh Regt is mentioned in dispatches. Walter M Hore married Lucy M Anning, last quarter of 1915 in Cardiff district. LG, 9th February 1917 – Welsh Regt. Capt W M Hore is placed on the hp list on account of ill health contracted on active service, 11th February 1917. LG 2nd March 1917 – Capt F W Ford, Welsh Regt, to be Adjutant, vice Capt W M Hore, 28th December 1916. LG, 11th May 1917 – Capt W M Hore from hp list is restd to estabt, 5th March 1917, with precedence next above C A H Longcroft. LG 16th July 1917 – Welsh Regt. Capt W M Hore to be Major 3rd March 1917. LG 21st August 1917 – Capt W M Hore to be Major, 5th March 1917 with seniority from 18th January 1917 (substituted for the notification in the gazette of 16th July 1917). As far as I can establish, sometime during this period he became officer commanding the 25th Bn Kings Liverpool regiment with the rank of acting Lt Colonel. The Gazette entries below do not make it clear who he was Bn commander with but his MIC shows the Kings. LG, 2ND July 1918 – Major W M Hore (Welsh Regt) to be acting Lt Col whilst commanding a battalion, 24th May 1918. LG, 30th August 1918 – Major (acting Lt Col) W M Hore (Welsh Regt) relinquishes acting rank of Lt Col on ceasing to command Bn, 27th July 1918. ESTABLISHMENTS. The undermentioned temp, appts. are made: — ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE. Officer of a Co, of Gentlemen Cadets.—Maj.W. M. Hore, Welsh R. 21st Sept. 1918. and then June 1919. much the same again ESTABLISHMENTS. ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE. The •undermentioned temp, appt is made: — Officer of a Co. of Gentlemen Cadets.—Capt. R.R. Taylor, K.O. Sco. Bord., vice Maj. W.M. Hore, Welsh R. 16th June 1919. UK outgoing passenger lists show that he left England, 8th September 1922 for Bombay, India on the SS Margha. At the time he was 39years old and address given as St Marye Hill, Tenby. Profession – army. UK incoming passenger list shows that he arrived in UK, 9th April 1925 onboard the SS Mandala, from India. LG, 27th November 1928 – Major W M Hore to be Lt Col, 28th November 1928. LG, 29th November 1932 – Lt Col W M Hore (Welsh Regt), on completion of his period of service in command is placed on the hp list, 28th November 1932. LG, 30th May 1933 – Lt Col W M Hore (Welsh Regiment), ret. pay to be Lt Col, 28th May 1933, with seniority 27th September 1928. Walter Mark Hore died 28th November 1942. His probate record states “of Treffgarne Hall, Treffgarne, Pembrokeshire. Probate Llandudno, 2nd April, to Lucy Mabel Hore, widow.
  3. Picked this up yesterday in an antiques center near to me. Nicely marked twice to the RWF with two sets of service numbers, one has been overstamped with side ways I's, so I assume it was re issued or the owner had his number changed, though the former is more likely.
  4. 1914-15 star for Private Ralph Astbury (#24568) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, probably part of the 11th service Bn. good that it still has its original ribbon on it.
  5. Picked up yesterday local to me. The 1914 dated teapot is in very good condition and as an early item is quite rare to see. It having flowers on the other side suggest that it was converted mid production to add the patriotic emblem and adds wait to it being a very early piece, that and the date and it having only 4 allies on it. The 4 mugs all date from after the end of the Great War and are all in a poor condition, though were priced accordingly and still display well IMHO. I also picked up the Jack Johnson shell case crested ware from the same seller, again for a very good price. The name derives from a well known US boxer and would these days be considered not very PC I think, as he was black and the German shell released a big cloud of black smoke when it exploded.
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