2/4th Battalion War Diary, June 1915

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    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
The Battalion tactical schemes (an attack on the ridge and 2nd beyond the Bund Bridge, and the defence of Holkar Bridge) were carried out under the supervision of Brigadier-General H. T. Brooking, C.B.
One officer and 24 other ranks proceeded from Kirkee to Bombay, escorting explosives for Mesopotamia and East Africa.
Captain M.G. Fisher, 1 officer, and 50 other ranks, left Poona to escort 1,200 Turkish prisoners of war from Mesopotamia by sea from Bombay to Rangoon, proceeding to the Prisoners of War Camp at Thyetmyo. After the completion of this duty the escort preceded to Singapore, brought the Indian mutineers from Singapore to Calcutta, and thence to Madras, returning by rail to Poona on the 24th July.

References / notes[edit]

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