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CPT K.T. Blamey Lancashire Fusiliers


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Posted 10 December 2004 - 10:06 AM

Hello all,

i bought lately a named object, a swagger/walking stick with silver handle inscripted: PRESENTED TO CPT. K.T. BLAMEY BY THE N.C.O.s &MEN OF DEPOT Co 8th L.F. i quess it's the Lancashire Fusiliers, but i don't know were to track the info about the officer. If any of you guys can help me it would be great! I think the stick is coming from the first WW...


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Posted 10 December 2004 - 11:49 AM

Hi Marc,
Don't have much information although I can inform you that Capt K.T. BLAMEY, 8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers was awarded the MC [3.6.18] and BAR to MC [16.9.18]

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 11:51 AM

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Kendall T Blamey, son of John and Mary Blamey, of “Trelawny”, Park Road, Hale, Cheshire. Born 2nd quarter 1891, (Vol 8a, Page 201).

Assume from his age that it's from the First World War and the absence of information on CWGC suggests that he survived.

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 12:41 PM

He was OC of C Coy and wounded at Gillemont Farm 20/11/17. Gained the bar to his MC in the Defence of Givenchy 9/4/18 and was in temporary command of the 2/5 Bn during 1918.

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 03:48 PM

Mentioned in Despatches 18 Dec 17 and 23 May 18.

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 05:51 AM

Hi all,

that already fantastic info!! thank you all for your kind help!!

With Regards marc

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 05:54 AM

Capt K.T. BLAMEY, 8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers was awarded the MC [3.6.18] and BAR to MC [16.9.18]

Hello all again, since iam more in the Napoleonic Wars can someone explain what means MC and BAR, OC of C COY, does any of you have an idea when he died?

Thank you all!

Marc

#8 Mark Hone

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 07:04 AM

'MC'= Military Cross, 'Bar' means he was awarded it twice, 'OC' means that he was the Officer Commanding 'C' Company of the 8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. The main part of this site has good explanations of most of this rather confusing British Army terminology.

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 03:16 PM

Thanks Mark!!

Regards Marc