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Gavin Jones


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Currently doing research into my Grandfather - Lt AD Jones - who was the Adjutant of 8 Btn Royal Scots from December 1916 until 11th/12th April 1918 when he was shot and taken POW.  Once this is completed then will move onto my father – Scottish Horse in North Africa and Italy in WW2…….any help welcome.

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Reply Boss man John
8:55 AM on January 25, 2017 
Hi Gavin these are entries from my database about your Grandfather's movements with the Battalion. Major Todd was the acting CO, the 3rd CO in a month. Colonel Gemmill was killed on 25th of March, Colonel Humphreys was wounded on 11th April 6 days after he arrived from the 7th Black Watch, he arrived on same transport as your Grandfather. The HQ was in the area near Paradis Church. I have the 8th RS war diary and happy to dig out relevant entry.

Rank Surname Forenames Date Remarks
2 Lt Jones A D 10-Sep-16 Joined
2 Lt Jones A D 19-Oct-16 To Auchonvillers
Captain Jones A D 12-Sep-17 Rejoins from leave
Captain Jones A D 12-Dec-17 Leave to UK
Captain Jones A D 28-Dec-17 Returns from leave
Captain Jones A D 23-Mar-18 Wounded
Captain Jones A D 05-Apr-18 Rejoins from base
Captain Jones A D 12-Apr-18 Reported missing believed captured