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    Posted 5 years ago

    ron1939
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    My Granddad George Robert Stanley Born 1881 Fulham London
    Regular Soldier 16th Queens Lancer Served Boar War 1901.
    Served his time joined reserve Called up 14th November 1914
    Enlisted Welsh horse Yeomanry Embarked Mediterranean force
    Landed Suvla Bay Gallipoli October 1915 fought the Turks.
    Then to Egypt then palestine Fought in desert campaign
    In March 1917 his unit become 25th Battalion
    Royal Welsh Fusiliers part of 74th [Yeomanry Division]
    Transferred to 231st Brigade Trench Mortar Battery
    In july 1917,September 1918 Posted to France
    October sent on leave to Britain while at home 18 October
    Admitted to Mile End Military Hospital died 12th November
    1918 day after war ended. Age 37.
    Third Photo from left in Africa 16th Queens Lancers One the soldiers might be my
    Grandad.As they only sent a small number Still had lances last time used, modern rifles saw to that.and Boars Accurate shooting.

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    1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 5 years ago
      Nice pictures and write-up.
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
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