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1st/5th Gloucestershire Regt
« on: Wednesday 01 March 06 18:43 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for any information on B Coy 2/5th Glosters 1916. I have a photo of this company in Robinswood Barracks Gloucester. I would like to find out who they were and what happened to them One I know about, Henry Isaac Tranter who is mentioned on the Cenotaph in Glouceter and was killed in action.

Any information about any soldier from the Glosters in WW1 & WW2 would be appreciated. I am in the process of putting information to the names on at the Gloucesters Cenotaph and the plaques on the wall. This will then be sent to the "Roll of Honor" site

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Alf

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Re: 1st/5th Gloucestershire Regt
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 01 March 06 20:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alf,

Have a look at this site, you might find some useful info.

http://members.tripod.com/%7EGlosters/25th.html

Regards,Mick ;)
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Re: 1st/5th Gloucestershire Regt
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 01 March 06 21:49 GMT (UK) »

1/5th or 2/5th? ( title and text don't match)   ;D

have a look here http://www.1914-1918.net/glos.htm for a potted history of the regiment....both battalions ;)


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Re: 1st/5th Gloucestershire Regt
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 01 March 06 23:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alf. my grandad and great grandad were in the Glosters.

Also my other grandads brother William George Wood died as a POW in WWII he was with the Glosters also, i have a fair bit of info on him, including details from the international red cross. If you would like details i would be more than happy to send them to you.

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wood,west,williams,morgan,sollars,hawker,snell,roach,clark,symons. In bristol,fremington,instow,rhymney,colyton

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Re: 1st/5th Gloucestershire Regt
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 02 March 06 09:44 GMT (UK) »
neither kings nor queens
nor royal marines
but 28th old braggs
brass before and brass behind
ne!er feared a foe of any kind
shoulder arms
one of the finest regts in the world
alf,i come across gloucesters during my own research,i will post details of any i find on here,if any pictures turn up,i can e,mail them to you if you want,i will only send those that are not covered by copywright,ask the gang on the great war forum,they will pleased to help,its a fine project,good luck with it,mack
military history,mainly ww1,manchester pals battalions,tyneside irish +tyneside scottish brigades,leeds,liverpool,accrington,birmingham,hull,barnsley,swansea and salford pals.

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Re: 1st/5th Gloucestershire Regt
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 02 March 06 15:53 GMT (UK) »
Mack

Very much appreciated

Alf

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Re: 1st/5th Gloucestershire Regt
« Reply #6 on: Friday 03 March 06 00:23 GMT (UK) »
Alf, i can tell you that,

Henry I Tranter private 4235 Glocs 1916 (volume) I.52 (page) 34

is the registration of his death cert.

Kev.
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wood,west,williams,morgan,sollars,hawker,snell,roach,clark,symons. In bristol,fremington,instow,rhymney,colyton

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Re: 1st/5th Gloucestershire Regt
« Reply #7 on: Friday 03 March 06 17:14 GMT (UK) »
Kev

Many thanks for the info

Alf

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Re: 1st/5th Gloucestershire Regt
« Reply #8 on: Monday 06 March 06 12:37 GMT (UK) »
Tranter was killed during the attack on enemy trenches near Donnets Post. The assault started 7 pm 27th August. The enemy positions were captured but the 1/5th lost 14 killed, 84 wounded, 10 missing.

I have all WWI and WWII War Diaries, a complete run of the Regimental Journal, several boxes of files and just about every book published on the regiment. But unless you put up some names I can't do anything.

Steve
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