Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:23 AM
Can anyone researching the RDC or perhaps the history of tanks in Dorset tell me whether RDC units were ever employed at Bovington / Wool / the ranges for guard duties, etc?
I know that some units were based not far away at Dorchester due to the presence of the POW camp and that the RDC were often used to guard tank parks. So surely, the nature of what was going on at Bovington would have called for a lot of perimeter duty, guarding tanks etc - just the RDCís kind of thing Iíd have thought.
Iíve just done a quick check on the military graves at Wool and can see Pte H (Harry) Hayward, 34757 RDC died 2 January 1917. Ancestry states previously Gloucestershire Regiment, enlisted Cheltenham, so doesnít appear to have been a local man.