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20-08-2008, 10:06 AM
My grandfather ernest coles served with the devonshire regiment in ww1 ,he recieved the MM medal for his actions 10th/11th october 1918 .
i have no details on what this act was or the place ,
can any body help ?
20-08-2008, 10:29 AM
It should be on :- http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/home.aspx?GeoType=London
20-08-2008, 10:52 AM
Gazette Issue 31405 published on the 13 June 1919. Page 25 of 64
9273 Pte. Coles, E. 2nd Bn. (Wivelscombe, Somerset).
Unfortunately no more information then that.
20-08-2008, 4:58 PM
You could try the Devonshire Regment Museum in Dorchester they do research for a donation.
thanks kieth , we only discovered the medal after he had pasted ,so we have no verbal explanations of the events from ernest ,
Thanks jill , i have found their web site and will contact today .
21-08-2008, 8:44 AM
Good luck it would be nice to know how you get on.
21-08-2008, 8:55 AM
Just some additional info from The Long Long Trail site
2nd Bn Devonshire part of the 23rd Brigade, the 8th Division, VIII Corps of the British First Army.
The Final Advance in Artois - 2nd October - 1tth November 1918
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