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1ST SOUTH WALES ■QSKSBFT. .« !jJï:'>o to, .5 toixai in England: Expected at Brecon The cadre of the I s't, Battalion of the South Wales Borderers arrived at Tilbury on Thursday last in the transport Sicilian from Antwerp. The men numbered 39, the officers being :—Lieut.-Col. L. Taylor, D.S.O. (in command), Capt. Baker, M.C. I (adjutant), Capts. Shiplev and Kinsworth. M.C., and Lieut. Copp, M.C. a The battalion had been exactly fifty- eight months abroad, and the only sur- vivors with the cadre of the original force which landed in France ou August 12, 1914, were Capt. Baker. R.S.M. J. Shirley. M.M., C.S.M. Saunders, M.M., Sergt. Gibbs, M.M.. and Sergt. Ravenhill, M.M. On disembarking the troops entrained for Thannington, near Canterbury, but in course of conversation Col. Taylor said they were looking forward to re- turning to Brecon, and would certainly have to send the colours there under guard. Latterly the battalion had been quartered at Binche, in Belgium, but after the armistice they advanced into Germany—to Kerchum, near Cologne. The men were very keen to tell the history of the battalion's share in the war from the early days of the Mons retreat to the actions on the Aisne. when half the battalion was wiped out. The first battle of Ypres followed while the conflict at Loos, 1915. and the Somme, 1916, were recalled, all agreeing that High Wood, at any rate, would find a place on the colours, for there they took a position that eleven battalions had failed to take. At Passchendale, in 1917, they lost 400 out of (iOn men. Curiously enough, the armistice found them stationed not far from where they first went into action in 1914. When they went forward subsequently they marched 320 kilometres into Germany, crossing the frontier on Christmas Eve. The entrance, said an officer, was an historic occasion. In spite of a hail and snow storm, the sixty-year-old colours were unfurled and halted on the frontier line, where the battalion saluted as they marched into Germany. The Borderers have a long list of honours gained, including one Y.C. (Lieut.-Col. D. G. Johnson), two C.M.G.'s (Brigadier-Gens. H. E. Leach and Reddie), ten D.S.O.'s, 32 M.C.'s, 44 D.C.M.'s, 13G M.M.'s and two M.S.M.'s, besides several foreign decorations. During the war 258 officers and 6,201 other ranks served in the I battalion.

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