I am trying to get more information on this man's service in North Russia
Lt Col Frederick Henry Wickham Guard - click for my fuller notes
he had a GSO 1 appointment and appears to have been Ironside's Chief of Staff (I stand to be corrected on that)Testimonial written by Major-General Ironside, C.-in-C. Allied Forces Archangel, on 27 April 1919: ‘Lieutenant-Colonel Guard has served with the North Russian Expeditionary Force since its commencement in the Summer of 1918. As a fighting commander in the early stages, he proved himself capable to the highest degree. He then directed the organisation and training of the Russian National Army until, through the sickness of the Chief General Staff Officer, he was called upon to fill his place. He proved himself an officer of strong character with great power of organisation. He leaves for demobilisation, to my regret, as he has been my standby during many anxious days.’
One odd thing I came across was on his medal sale is written that his Order of St Vladimir was confirmed in Army ‘Confidential’ List. I have no idea what this means
He appears to have gone to Russia in summer 1918 and left around April 1919, but I do not have exact dates. The only book I have is on Murmansk (Maynard) rather than Archangel.