Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:15 AM
My russian great father, now deceased, told that he had been rescued by british soldiers when he was in Western Siberia in june-august 1918. However, to my knowledge, the first british unit that arrived in this area was the Suffolk's armoured train under the command of Captain Bath, Royal Marines, in november 1918.
My question is:
Could british soldiers be actually present in Western Siberia during the spring-summer 1918, for instance with a diplomatic mission?
I have supposed that my great father had been rescued by soldiers from another country. The Czech legion and, possibly, polish units were present in Western Siberia at this period of time. Could these men be mistaken for british soldiers (uniforms ....)?
I thank you in advance