First World War. Lieutenant S. W. Southwood

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First World War. Lieutenant S. W. Southwood

Postby ron1947 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:43 pm

I am searching for information on S. W. Southwood, who served with the 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment Gallipoli. What follows is the only information I have found to date:

He completed his Officers Training and was appointed a temporary Second Lieutenants on October 20, 1914
He was appointed to a temporary Second Lieutenant in the Worcestershire Regiment (Second Reserve Battalion) on January 19, 1916
He was awarded the Military Cross on February 2, 1916
He was appointed to a temporary Captain May 10, 1916

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Re: First World War. Lieutenant S. W. Southwood

Postby corona » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:40 pm

Hi Ron,
HON. CAPTAIN STUART WALTER SOUTHWOOD MC and MID
In addition to the infomation you have he also served in the Durham Light Infantry and the R A F.
London Gazette entry for 20/6/1917 records the trans.from a service batt.to D L I to beTemp. Captain(attached)
The L.G entry for 16/8/1918 records the granting of temp.comms.as Lts. S W Southwood(temp.Capt.,Dur L.I.)and to be Hon. Capt. 6th July 1918
(Admin. Branch ? )RAF.His MIC Indicates 76th Squad.which was formed for home defence and saw no action.Also his demob.9/4/1919.
Post WW1 I believe he became a dentist working in London and died in 1982.
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Re: First World War. Lieutenant S. W. Southwood

Postby ron1947 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:01 pm

Hi Corona,
Thanks for taking the time to answer my post. I am having a problem understanding Southwood’s history. The time line is not making any sense.
In the London Gazette 23 October 1914, it is reported he is temporary Second Lieutenant October 20, 1914.
In the London Gazette on 28, January 1916, it is reported he a Temporary Second Lieutenant in the Worcestershire Regiment (Second Reserve Battalion (attached).
Concerning the Worcestershire Regiment 4th Battalion
• August 1914: in Meiktila Burma. Returned to England, landing at Avonmouth 1 February 1915
• February 1915: attached to 88th Brigade in 29th Division. Moved to Leamington Spa
• Sailed from Avonmouth 21 March 1915 for Gallipoli, going via Egypt. Landed at Cape Helles on 25 April 1915.
• January 1916: evacuated from Gallipoli to Egypt.
• 20 March 1916: landed at Marseilles for service in France.
It would appear that Southwood was assigned to the 4th (between February and their departure on 21 March 1915) and was later involved in the battle of Krithia Vineyard summer 1915, for which he was awarded the Military Cross.
Would this be correct?
He is mentioned in dispatches London Gazette 28 January 1916 Theatre of War: Gallipoli.
He received the Military Cross (London Gazette 2 February 1916)
Can one find a copy of the recommendations for this award? If so, where should I search?
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Re: First World War. Lieutenant S. W. Southwood

Postby corona » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:28 am

Hi Ron,
There are far more knowledgeable users of this site than I am,particularly with regard to the activities of various battalions of the Regiment in WW1.
Hopefully one of them will come up with the answers to your questions concerning the time spent by Southwood in the 4th Worcesters.
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