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Unit / Ship / Est.: 1st Battalion Herefordshire Regiment 

1/1st Battalion August 1914 : in Hereford. Part of the Welsh Border Brigade in the Welsh Division. Moved on mobilisation to Pembroke Dock but soon to Oswestry and by the end of the month was at Irchester and Rushden. Moved on to Bury St Edmunds in December 1914. 24 April 1915 : transferred to North Wales Brigade in same Division. Moved to Bedford in May 1915. 13 May 1915 : formation became 158th Brigade in 53rd (Welsh) Division. 16 July 1915 : embarked at Devonport on SS Euripedes. There were 29 officers and 969 other ranks. On reaching Port Said the Bn was reduced to 25 officers and 750 ORs and these men went on to land at 'C' beach at Suvla Bay on Gallipoli at 7.20am on 9 August 1915. Their divisional artillery had been left behind in England under orders for France, and the Division had no other wheeled transport and no horses. 12 December 1915 : evacuated from Gallipoli and moved to Egypt. 1 June 1918 : left the Division and moved via Italy to France, landing at Taranto (Italy) on 22 June 1918. 30 June 1918 : moved to Proven and came under command of 102nd Brigade in 34th Division. For their part in the landing at Suvla Bay on 9th August 1915 the Battalion was mentioned in despatches by general Sir Ian Hamilton. .......the 1st/1st Herefordshire, which attacked with impetuosity and courage between Hetman Chair and Kaslar Chair about Azmak Dere on the extreme right of his line.

Action : War Survivor 

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Served as an officer in the Herefordshire Regiment, embarking to France in November 1917.

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Probat PHILLIPS Sidney Robert Ellis of Fern Cottage Whorlton Barnard Castle county Durham died 28 September 1948 Probate Durham 21 December to Arthur Charles Phillips wholesale brush merchant and Thomas Grenfell Arnott solicitor. Effects £2905 8s. 1d.

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Mother : Barnard No. 1230 E.C.Durham

2nd December 1910
6th January 1911
3rd March 1911

Listed as a Schoolmaster resident at Barnard Castle, Durham when initiated in 1910. Recorded with at least 4 years war service 1915-18, continuing his subscription after the war.

Also a member of Baliol RA Chapter

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