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Extract from the war diary of the 1/5th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment, 1915
(Catalogue ref: W0 95/2686)

Source 8a

"1/7th BATTALION THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT.

BATTALION ORDERS BY COLONEL L.H. HANBURY V.D., C.M.G. COMMANDING.

Issue No 63.

28th September 1916

   
1. DECORATIONS.
        The G.O.C.–in–C. has made the following awards: -
    The DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER.
          T/Lieut Colonel H.T. Dobbin 8th R. War. R.
    BAR to the DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER;
          T/Brig-General G.C. Sladen D.S.O., M.C. Comndg, 143rd INF. BDE.

2. IDENTITY DISCS.
        Army Routine Order No 49 dated 11th July 1916 is republished for
    information: -
        "It has come to notice that sufficient care is not being taken by Officers and
    Men to wear their identity Discs at all times."
       "All ranks are warned that it is their duty to do so on all occasions."

3. LEAVE – MEDICAL INSPECTION OF N.C.O's AND MEN PROCEEDING ON.
       Before proceeding on leave all N.C.O's and men should be furnished with a
    certificate signed by a Medical Officer stateing that they are not suffering from
    any infectious or contagious disease.


4. DAMAGE TO CROPS.
       Care is to be taken during training to avoid damaging crops or frightening
    cattle especially these that are tethered.


5. ORDERLY OFFICER.
       2/Lieut E.B. Mitford will perform the duties of Orderly Officer for to-morrow 29/9/16.

NOTICES.
A Boxing Competition will be held by the 1/5th Bn. Gloucester Regiment, on Sunday, 1st October, 1916, commencing 2-30 p.m. in a field on the VACQUERIE – BERNAVILLE road. The following N.C.O's and Men of the 1/5th Gloucester Regt are prepared to box all commers in the Division on the weights given:-

2486. Sergt Pepperill
1797 Pte Jay.
8934 L/Cpl Hobbs
2272 Sergt Reeves)
2015 Private Doyle)

Heavy Weight.
Between 11st. 4lbs and 10st. 4lbs.
– do – 11st. 2lbs and 10st. 2lbs.
– do – 10st. 8lbs and 9st. 8lbs.

PRIZES.

Winner
Loser

50 francs.  CONDITIONS. Six 2 Minute
20 francs.  rounds with 6oz gloves.


Source 8b

CONCERT FOR THE 5th SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGT by
"THE MERE DETAILS" CONCERT PARTY.

Dec. 4th 1917.

PROGRAMME.

1. Selection on the piano

Pte. B. Jacobs.

2. Opening Chorus "In us behold"

The Party.

3. "The Bassoon"

L/C. H. Turner.

4. "If we hadn't any women"

Pte. Starkie.

5. "Three boys in love" (quartet)

Pte. Smith, Mead, Lester & L/C. H. Turner.

6. "I burst out laughing"

Pte. F. Pickering.

7. "There's a girl for every soldier"

Pte. R. Lester.

8. "That little girl o' mine"

Pte. J. Mead.

9. We're going to sing" (concerted)

The Party.

INTERVAL.

10. "Do you like me" (duet)

Ptes. Smith & Lester.

11. "They built Piccadilly for me"

L/C. H. Turner.

12. "I'm in love"

Pte. R. Lester.

13. "The Admiral's broom"

Pte. J. Mead.

14. "He was more like a friend"

Pte. Starkie.

15. "I'm on the Staff"

Pte. A. Smith.

16. "When the gentle breezes blow"

Pte. F. Pickering.

17. "A quiet spoon" (sketch)

The Party.

GOD SAVE THE KING.

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