Moonraker, on 03 May 2013 - 03:47 PM, said:
Sergeant W B Medlicott of the Public Schools Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, arrived at Jellalabad Barracks on August 2, 1915 and regularly visited Kympton, (a farm two miles away) and mentions trenches and defence works between there and Tidworth; these were the "Bedlam trenches". His diary (Imperial War Museum 87/56/1) gives details of route marches and firing. During bomb-throwing practice on October 18, a man lit a fuse and discarded the match into 15 lbs of powder. Three men of the 23rd Royal Fusiliers had their eyes damaged, and others suffered discoloured faces; two specialists from Harley Street came to Tidworth to attend to the former.
Would her have been one of the Potterne Medlicotts, Moonraker ?