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  1. 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.
  2. Picked up a few weeks back for a cheap price on my last visit to the antique center in Cardiff. It had not been researched and apart from it being marked to a member of the welsh regiment I knew nothing about it. Following some research I found out the following; he 16th Bn the Welsh regiment, the Cardiff City service battalion sometimes known as the 2nd Cardiff Pals or more often as the Cardiff Boys. They were raised in November 1914 to January 1915, he enlisted on January 19th 1915 and arrived in France 5th of December 1915 and would have seen action at Mametz wood when the Bn suffered very badly. He was later transferred to the SW borderers, probably early in 1918 when the Bn was disbanded and was attached to the 4th Mons Bn, under #47494 for both the Bords and the mons. He was discharged not long after with a war badge #364303 on 26 april 1918 under Army order 265/17 paragraph 2 Ai, After service overseas in the armed forces of the Crown, on account of disablement or ill health caused otherwise than by misconduct. Good to have for me as I am from Cardiff and also it was in Cardiff that I purchased it, so all in all a very pleasing addition to my great war medals collection, though I have not so far been able to find out if he was wounded, though it seems likely that he was after reading his SWB roll and also where he was from originally as John lewis is a quite commonly seen name.
  3. A recent pickup, part of a pair to the Welsh regiment, along with a copy of his medal index card. Sadly missing the BWM, but they were often sold for scrap by hard up soldiers or their families.
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