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Had a look at the site and can't find anything, mind you, I don't know which battalion he was in anyway. I thought if I searched for the South Staffs regiment I'd find something about him, didn't know it was so complicated! Thanks anyway Bill.
Harborne, if you haven't yet pinned down which battalion your relative served with, try looking at the section "Researching a soldier" at www.1914-1918.net. It takes you through a process by which you can find out. There's information about the South Staffords on the same site.
Thanks Chris. I know he was in the Staffordshire regiment but haven't a clue where he served or what rank he was and have nothing to go on but his name and date of birth. I'll take your advice and have a look though.
It is the men of the Staffordshire Brigade of the 46th (North Midland) Division, taken soon after they had carried out one of the finest feats of arms in the whole war ... the crossing of the St Quentin canal at Riqueval on 29 September 1918. This, and the Bellicourt tunnel into which the canal went, formed part of the formidable Hindenburg Line. I have sat where those fellows are, and trust me it is very steep! If you squint you can see that some of them are still wearing the lifejackets they were issued with in order to cross the canal. Hats off to them.
Hi Terry.All i know is what the caption at the bottom of the picture says.
If you cant see it, it reads"1918 Brigadier Campbell addresses three
Staffordshire territorial battalions after their brilliant attack reached the German Hindenburg Line".