Comments regarding Linzell's war diary

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Comments regarding Linzell's war diary

Postby plbramham » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:15 am

Hi Chris , Am I correct in thinking this period you are currently transcribing is just before the Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry were absorbed into the 7th Bn? ( Cross ref to Spikes site?)
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Re: Comments regarding Linzell's war diary

Postby kerchi » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:27 am

As the diary starts in January 1916, this puts the timeline at roughly 21 months before the amalgamation of the 7th Border Regiment and the 1/1st Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry, which, I can confirm with Spike's site, took place in September 1917.

I can't remember the name of the website/s I used when I was updating the Border Battalions "amalgamation and disbandment" section in the info boxes on their respective pages on the wiki. I have since changed computers and haven't moved my browser bookmarks. Those websites were useful in that they listed (although I did find some discrepancies between them) the dates of formation, amalgamation, disbandment etc.

By the 22 September 1917 they were no longer the 7th Border Regiment, instead they were re-designated the 7th (Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry) Battalion, the Border Regiment.
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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