Thursday, 28 December 2017

New Commander for the 2nd Battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel E I de S Thorpe DSO {X550/1/82]

Friday 28th December 1917

2nd Battalion is at Forrestor Camp near Ypres. Today a new commander joined them. He rejoices in the name of Edward Ivass de Sausmarez Thorpe, is a lieutenant-colonel, has the Distinguished Service Order and joins from 1st/6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, part of 42nd (East Lancashire) Division. He was originally commissioned in 1892, in the Bedfordshire Regiment.

Source: X550/3/wd

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