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2/4th Battalion War Diary, December 1915

    2/4th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)
The National Archives WO/95/????    
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Transcribed from the War Diary of the 2/4th Border Regiment (1914-1919) and not the original war diary. This book was published by Carlisle book company Chas. Thurnam and Sons in 1920.
Entries from this source have been heavily abridged from their original form. This version of the war diary should be seen as a brief summary of events rather than a comprehensive account of the battalion's actions.
Place Date Hour Summary of Events
Headquarters and “A” and “C” Companies arrived at Kamptee and relieved the 1/ 5th Buffs proceeding to Mesopotamia, 2 officers and 92 other ranks forming the Infantry Detachment at Fort Sitabuldi, Nagpur.
“B” and “D” Companies, under Major G. H. Heelis, arrived Allahabad and relieved the 1/5th Hampshire Regiment, 2 officers and 104 other ranks forming the Infantry Detachment at Fort Allahabad. At Poona, in spite of a number of men unavailable for parade owing to guard duties, very substantial progress had been made in the training of the Battalion. Officers and N.C.O.'s had attended schools of instruction. Platoon, company, and battalion drill had been well learned. Preliminary musketry had been finished. Table A had been fired, and a considerable part of the Battalion had completed Table B. Scouts and signallers were trained. Simple company schemes had been carried out, and the Battalion had learned how to look after itself in India.
Lieut. E. C. Kinghorn proceeded to Mesopotamia and was attached to 1st Oxford and Biicks Light Infantry.
Inspection of half Battalion by Brigadier-General C. G. Prendergast, C.B., G.O.C. Jubbulpore Infantry Brigade.
Major F. W. Halton, T.D., appointed D.A.Q.M.G. 6th (Poona) Divisional Area.

References / notes

  • National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/????
  • The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.
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