Officers of the O.B.L.I. before
embarkation. They embarked at Southampton in hired
transport Gaika, and sailed for South Africa,
22nd December, 1899.
Bluejackets and men of the O.B.L.I.
carrying a naval gun up a kopje. Klip Drift, South
Richard Ringshaw writes: I served
with the O.B.L.I from 1945 until we merged with
the D.C.L.I this picture would have been taken
at around the time of the merge I am hoping that
someone out there can put a date to it. I myself
am 4th from the left of the 3rd row down.
Major J. A. Tresawna, D.S.O.,
who was killed in action in Korea on June 10th,
1953, while serving as a Company Commander with
the 1st Bn the Durham Light Infantry. In February
1940 he was commissioned into the Duke of Cornwall's
Light Infantry. In April 1944 he was posted to
the 7th Battalion of the O.B.L.I.
Major Sir Philip Henry Rathborne
Whitehead, fourth baronet, died at his home at
Culham, near Abingdon, on December 31st, 1953.
He was commissioned to the Regiment from Sandhurst
in April 1916.