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Joseph Whitcombe 2nd Bn.S. Wales Bords #18671

Article about: A split trio with just his 14/15 star, he was 2nd Bn South Wales borders and was discharged wounded in 1917 after service in Gallipoli, Egypt and France & Flanders. He enlisted in Novemb

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    Default Joseph Whitcombe 2nd Bn.S. Wales Bords #18671

    A split trio with just his 14/15 star, he was 2nd Bn South Wales borders and was discharged wounded in 1917 after service in Gallipoli, Egypt and France & Flanders. He enlisted in November 1914 when the 2nd Bn were in China, they returned to the UK Jan 1915 and then arrived in Gallipoli 25th April 1915 so he must have gone out with a draft of reinforcements as he did not arrive until the end of May 1915.

    2nd Battalion
    August 1914 : in Tientsin, China.
    23 September 1914 : landed at Lao Shan Bay for operations against the German territory of Tsingtao.
    4 December 1914 : embarked at Hong Kong, landing at Plymouth 12 January 1915.
    12 January 1915 : came under orders of 87th Brigade, 29th Division. Moved to Rugby.
    17 March 1915 : embarked at Avonmouth for operations at Gallipoli. Landed at Cape Helles 25 April 1915.
    11 january 1916 : moved to Egypt and went on to France, arriving Marseilles 15 March 1916.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    that's the best one to get imo Jerry.

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