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Guardsmen 1st Battalion 1918

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Could someone please tell me what Company these men where in, of the 1st Battalion

Private Albert Scott. 30335 1st Battalion Gren Gds d 27 May 1918

Corporal George Davison 26302 1st Battalion Gren Gds d 12 Oct 1918

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Hello Peter,

You may very well be in luck with this query as the Grenadier Guards, like all the Guards regiments, kept their own records safe from the blitz.

You should write with your full query and details to:

The Archivist (Grenadier Guards)

Wellington Barracks

Birdcage Walk

London

SW1E 6HQ

Good luck,

Simon

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Thanks for that, will do.

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Unfortunately I have been informed by the archivist that "it is very rare to identify a company, and never a platoon" for the period before the time of death.

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...but not impossible. The archivists are very busy but have you got copies of everything they have?

Cheers,

Simon

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No, they offered service records for the two men, 30 pounds is a bit much. The war memorial I am researching has 50 men.

I have the war diary from the NA and I have a good idea what action Davison received his wounds.

The diary for Scott is a bit more vague KIA 27th May 1918

210 am "Enemy commenced a gas bombadment of the area F13d around reserve battalion HQ.

The majority of the shells were the Tachymetory with a few phosgene.

There were no yellow cross shells.

740pm An enemy propogander balloon was shot down near Quesnoy farm, it

contained the Gazette de Ardennes etc.

9am Operation order RD44 for relief 2/5G in night sub sector issued."

I can only assume he was a victim of this shelling as no casualties for this day are listed

The Company/Platoon info was only to try and narrow things down.

Peter

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Bit of a long, long shot but ...if you get chance to browse through "The Grenadier Guards in the Great War 1914-1919 books by Ponsonby" they 'may' shed some light. Please note it's (3 Volumes), I bought it when researching my rellie for my book. he was in the 1st and 4th Btn Grenadier Guards and i managed to glean quite a bit of useful background info in there.

Thought I'd mention it just in case.

Andy

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