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Blackhorse

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About Blackhorse

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  • Biography
    Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Cavalry
  • Location
    Woodbridge, Virginia
  • Interests
    CM, Military History, WWI, WWII, ACW, Napoleonics
  • Occupation
    Assistant Professor
  1. Great picture?? Did you click the link? There are MANY great pictures
  2. I'm still trying to figure out how he did the hand and arm trick...
  3. ??? Not sure what you are on about with this statement? Linky (or more info) please.
  4. ??? What kind of ignorant statement is that?
  5. Here is the 1st Bn's War Diary entry for 20 August 1918: On 19th August the Battalion sent patrols out and established a line 150 yds west of Paradis road, and at 1.30 pm a further advance was made east of the road. On 20th the line was again advanced another 900 yds but the enemy's resistence was stiffening and casualties became quite heavy. Orders were given for the Battalion to dig in. On the evening of the 20th the Battalion was relieved and went into support. Received from a bloke named Martin over on the Great War 1914-1918 forum. http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=154009&st=0&gopid=1484206entry1484206 Note: This places the 1st Bn approx midway between Bethune and Lestrem to the NE.
  6. FREDERICK DAVID BERRY Regiment, Corps etc Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) Battalion/etc 11th Battalion. Details Surname Berry Christian Name Frederick David Initials F D Born London Enlisted Walthamstow Residence Walthamstow, Essex Rank RIFLEMAN Number S/24982 Died Date 18/09/1916 Died How Killed in action Theatre of War France & Flanders
  7. Oh my god yes..absolutely!! Stunning actually... with correspondence from the living relatives no less!! This is friggin HUGE!! Makes me want to visit and see James Berry's marker. Affen, I recommend you get hold of the regimental history. You never know, James Berry might just be listed and/or named in there. Perhaps there is a photo of him out there somewhere as well. I'll keep an ear to the ground and an eye open. Fantastic stuff this. The one thing I was thinking though was damn..what a shame...he was KIA less than three months from 11/11/18...
  8. Poor lad. He didn't last very long. Less than three months, with some initial time spent at Etaples proir to heading to the Front. Affen, If you could somehow get a copy of the 1st Bn's War Diary, you could see what actions occurred on 20 Aug 1918 that led to your relative's being KIA. SMLE, can you help with that? Nice work on the Service Record, by the way. How were you able to locate it? BH
  9. Affen, Send me your email and I'll forward you the official copy. Regards, BH
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