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Men who served in Archangel


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#1 steve morse

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:15 AM

Hello

A lady has contacted me, as her Grandfather served with 9th Sherwoods. The family story is that he was sent out to Archangel sometime in 1918 but I cannot find an evidence of this. No N & D Battalions went to Archangel.

He was 13357 Pte William Henry Allen and apparently his pal Harold Garner shared the same fate.
The story is that when freed they had a rail pass to the Russian border and then had to walk home, taking 6 weeks!

His MIC is of little help and his records did not survive.

Are there any records were I could prove or disprove this?

Any help will be gratefully received :)



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#2 corisande

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:37 AM

Steve,

I found this when looking for something else. It only gives the officers

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Also two TNA references - if you get to look them up, can you see if a Col Richard John Andrews is mentioned :)

FO 181/974/6 Prisoners of war, Russia
FO 608/203/2 report by a British POW Capt J B Wilson



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