FIELD MARSHAL LORD HARDING OF PETHERTON
Copy of an e-mail from Steve Fuller
I am briefly writing to let you know a small additional snippet on the above’s WW1 history. Nothing significant, just one of those nice little details that add a degree of ‘personalisation I think!
My Great Grandfather was in the Bedfords next to his battalion when they attacked on Gallipoli in August 1915 and found his compass amongst the litter of battle. The odds of that happening must have been minute but a story is here - http://www.bedfordregiment.org.uk/7thbn/7thbtnphotos1.html
if you are interested. The compass part is at the bottom for your info.
The Bedfordshire Regiment in the Great War
To see the compass photographs - compass compass case compass back
The writing reads:
Pte H.C. Kendall
4400 M.G.S. 1/5 Beds
Regt. On One Tree Hill
August 16th 1915”
Updated 12th August 2018