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World War One / Re: Help finding info on a rifleman WW1
« on: Sunday 29 December 19 10:18 GMT (UK)  »
59th Brigade Diary gives a little more.


Armed Forces / Re: 3rd bn rifle brigade
« on: Thursday 17 May 18 23:45 BST (UK)  »

Hi Martin,

Is that what they call it now, yes the new one down Queens road, nothing wrong with the old one down Victoria Avenue but the new University wanted it next to them to enable students to study. Funny, as when I was at University you studied on the premises of the University not expect the town to finance and build a new purpose built facility for the University ::). Good to see what our taxes are spent on isn't it ;D


Walter Frederick Hunt R.N.V.R. Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division also has an obituary in the Southend Standard.
Obit 12/7/17 edition and a photograph in the 19.7.17 edition, photograph in a suit and flat cap.

A.B. Hunt lived at Star Corner North, North Shoeburyness, and joined the Navy in June 1915. He was reported missing in France on 14th November 1916, and was later presumed to have been killed on that date, aged 22.

His name appears on the Shoebury War Memorial.

Re. James, if you ever go to the western Front, the Diggers memorial park is on exactly the same front line that the 2nd RB took in May 1915. 24 bodies from this action were found in the field past the Kennedy Memorial Cross in 1928. I have some German pictures of the field after the RB attacked, unfortunately I am not allowed to post them here without the German Regimental Archives permission, but they are disturbing, well I find them so having done a lot of research on the men and having a passion for The Rifle Brigade.

The Southend Standard can be viewed on microfilm in the library.


Armed Forces / Re: rifle brigade for andy
« on: Monday 02 March 15 09:38 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Mack,

Always looking for details and pictures of Riflemen, especially from the 8th RB.


3rd Rifle Brigades war diary for the 21st August says:-
A further attack was successfully carried out on Guillemont village by the battalion, the total casualties for 18th to 21st being 61 Other Ranks killed, 198 wounded.


James was born in Norwich and lived in North Shoeburyness. He had previously served in India and was killed in The Battle of Aubers Ridge 9/5/15 with many other poor souls of the 2nd Rifle Brigade at Rouges Bancs near Fromelles.
He has an obituary in the Southend Standard 17/2/16 and a picture in the same paper 1/7/15.


World War One / Re: Rifle Brigade Rifleman James Perkins S7725
« on: Monday 11 March 13 19:48 GMT (UK)  »
9th Rifle Brigade


Armed Forces / Re: Silver War Badge
« on: Sunday 06 June 10 02:29 BST (UK)  »
List M/823 for you

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