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A few pictures from a split up photo album that was listed on ebay a while back. I only got three out of the the lot as others outbid me on many of them. Many are of the 3rd BN RWF, but others are with a Canadian unit in the Trenches and also there were lots of family pics. I copied a few of the pics I did not get, but most have been split up, so sad. The three I got. It seems even senior officers like a laugh. Strike a pose. The three amigos.
Jerry B posted a topic in Orders, Awards & DecorationsGreat war 14/15 star trio for 17672 Jones B, 1st Bn RWF when he was wounded by a gunshot in the arm on the first day of the battle of loos, 25th September 1915. He was from my part of Wales near Cardiff and was an engine driver when he enlisted in November 1914. As happens sometimes, his full pension/service papers survive which gives lots of details about him, height, hair colour, next of kin, units he served with, rank etc...... He was a lance corporal with the 5th home service Bn on his discharge in 1917 as unfit for active service because of his gun shot wound. It will take a few posts to get it all up.
15 star trio to the 15th Bn (1st London Welsh) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. comes with copy paperwork for him which shows an interesting history for him. He almost certainly would have taken part in the attack on Mametz wood as part of 113th Brigade, 38th Welsh Division where they took heavy caualities. HANKS, John-26965/629837 15th (1st London Welsh) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. They were part of 113th brigade, 38th Welsh Division and most famously took part in the attacks on Mametz Wood when they took heavy casualties. He went to France 2nd December 1915. He later served as private #629837 with the 178th labour company of the labour corps after he developed chest problems whilst on active service. HE MAY HAVE BEEN A RELUCTANT SOLDIER AS WHILE IN TRAINING IN NORTH WALES. AT ST ASAPH IN AUGUST 1915 HE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF MALINGERING AND FINED 14 DAYS PAY AND AWARDED 168 HOURS FIELD PUNISHMENT AND, ON 11 SEPTEMBER HE WAS ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE FOR 6 DAYS AND WAS DEPRIVED OF PAY. Born and lived at 149 Carfield Street Bethnal Green London.