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Re: Disbanding of 3/10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, WW1
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 09 January 19 17:35 GMT (UK) »
I called my great-uncle today, who said that his dad was also present at the Battle of Passchendaele. Can anyone see where the 18th and 3/10th battalions where during this time? It might help chronologically in determining when he was with which battalion.
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Re: Disbanding of 3/10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, WW1
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 09 January 19 21:51 GMT (UK) »
Not that simple.  There were two Battles of Passchendaele (October and October/November) (ie encounters later given those names) but a number of battles between July and November 1917 before and after are usually named as "part of the Battle of Passchendaele"

3/10th Bn joined 4th Division in August and took part in the battle of Polygon Wood in late September and subsequent phases including 1st Passchendaele.

18th Battalion in 33rd Division was engaged in the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge and Polygon Wood in September/early October.  Significantly, after Polygon Wood, 33 Div had suffered so many casualties that they were withdrawn

The overlap when both battalions could be said to have been at the battle of Passchendaele at the same time would be Polygon Wood.  If the reference is specifically to 1st Passchendaele or 2nd Passchendaele then that would mean 3/10th Battalion.

On balance I'd say that the reference is to 3/10th Battalion.

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Re: Disbanding of 3/10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, WW1
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 09 January 19 22:25 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Max!
Lipman family of Aldgate - ends with Lewis Lipman (d. 1871, Bethnal Green), son of John Lipman 'late of Glasgow' (1856)
McGregor family of Fodderty - ends with Alexander McGregor (b. 1765, Fodderty), son of Murdoch McGregor and Kate Stewart

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Re: Disbanding of 3/10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, WW1
« Reply #21 on: Friday 11 January 19 14:45 GMT (UK) »
He also said about a Ďcommendationí following disabling a German machine gun while on a patrol. Could this be a reference to being mentioned in despatches? Iím sure someone on here said that he wasnít mentioned but I canít remember for sure.
Lipman family of Aldgate - ends with Lewis Lipman (d. 1871, Bethnal Green), son of John Lipman 'late of Glasgow' (1856)
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Re: Disbanding of 3/10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, WW1
« Reply #22 on: Friday 11 January 19 19:20 GMT (UK) »
There were commendations made by the General Officer Commanding the Division or the Brigade which were basically one level below an MID.  There is no sign of an MID in the London Gazette or elsewhere, a GOC's commendation was not published outside the formation.

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Re: Disbanding of 3/10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, WW1
« Reply #23 on: Friday 11 January 19 19:22 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Max! That clears that up.
Lipman family of Aldgate - ends with Lewis Lipman (d. 1871, Bethnal Green), son of John Lipman 'late of Glasgow' (1856)
McGregor family of Fodderty - ends with Alexander McGregor (b. 1765, Fodderty), son of Murdoch McGregor and Kate Stewart