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1/6th Essex Regiment War Diary - National Archives
« on: Wednesday 06 March 19 20:39 GMT (UK) »
My Grandfather went out to Egypt as an Officer with the 1/6th Essex Regiment in 1917 - I've looked at the War Diary on National Archives but I don't know which one is right, can anyone help me please:

WO 95/4650 1/6 Battalion Essex Regiment 1916 Jan. - 1919 May
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WO 95/4325 161 Infantry Brigade: 1/6 Battalion Essex Regiment. 1915 July - Dec

Do I assume that the bottom one is just for July-Dec 1915 ??

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Re: 1/6th Essex Regiment War Diary - National Archives
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 March 19 08:13 GMT (UK) »
I believe that the war diaries are now available on Ancestry and your local library will almost certainly have a subscription - so it should be possible for you to look at both diaries to see which one is the relevant one.

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Re: 1/6th Essex Regiment War Diary - National Archives
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 March 19 09:06 GMT (UK) »
The diary covering 1917 when your grandfather was there is WO 95/4650 which covers Jan 1916 (ie after Gallipoli) to May 1919.  This one has not been digitised and you would have to visit Kew or have it copied.  It is not on Ancestry.

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