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Fred Cole 1914

This page has a unique collection of pictures which relate to

Private Frederick Sidney Cole 9800

Fred Cole 1955

His Grandson Roger J. Halfhide has donated them to this website, he writes:

I have recently discovered amongst my Grandfathers possessions some photographs of the DCLI in Hong Kong 1913 / 1914. The pictures are of very good quality although most have not been named. My Grandfather was Private Frederick Sidney Cole 9800. I have a Post Card sent to him from The Red Cross whilst he was a Prisoner of War at Friederichsfeld in Germany. It is addressed to "Pte F.S.Cole 9800 Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, Coy 2 No. 487 E.K.I.

The 2nd Battalion DCLI arrived in Hong Kong on 13th June 1913, it was considered a plum posting and with only one infantry battalion stationed there at any one time, few officers or soldiers had ever a chance to see. There was plenty of sport albeit limited to inter company events. On the 21st Sept. 1914 the 2nd Battalion embarked in the troopship HT Nile bound for England, they landed at Devonport and moved straight to Winchester to become part of 82nd Brigade - 27th Division.

They moved to France on 19th Dec 1914.

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Tug of War Team 2nd DCLI - Hong Kong 1913/14
E Coy TX Hong Kong 1913
Hatton Cup Team 1911
SS Tai-On pirated and burned in the West River South China April 11 1911
SS Tai-On pirated and burned in the West River South China April 11 1911
SS Tai-On pirated and burned in the West River South China April 11 1911
Pte Humford at Tidworth England
HM King George V letter
DCLI Battle Honour for Coruna 1809
DCLI Battle Honour for Mooltan 1849
DCLI Battle Honour for Dominca 22 Feb 1805
A King - Photographer Hong Kong 1914







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