Author Topic: Pte Edward Loftus  (Read 240 times)

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Re: Pte Edward Loftus
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 17:16 GMT (UK) »
Training at the depot in Ireland. probably the one in Armagh.  The battalion moved to England in April 1915 so as soon as he heard they were going he went to get married first.  He would then very probably not have returned home at all unless during the later time in France from May 1918 he was lucky.

More later on the diaries.

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Re: Pte Edward Loftus
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 19:36 GMT (UK) »
As I hope you found from the brief notes on the battalion at the earlier link, they served in Gallipoli, then Salonika, then Egypt (for Palestine) and finally in France.  There are war diaries for each phase but only the first and last periods have been digitised and therefore available on line.  For an idea of the other two periods you need to search the net for the Salonika campaign and the campaign in Palestine around the Sep 1917 - April 1918 time frame.

These links will take you firstly to Gallipoli and secondly to France:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01nh3

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01nh4

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