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CHAPTER II
THE COMMANDING OFFICERS OF THE BATTALIONS
IN
SPITE
of careful research and much correspondence, it has not
been possible to ensure the complete accuracy of the lists which
follow, particularly as to the dates of tenure.
The following principles have been adopted in compiling them :–
(a)
The rank shown against an officer's name is the highest held
by him during the tenure of command to which it refers, whether it
was substantive, temporary or acting.
(b)
The decorations shown are those to which an officer was
gazetted, or which he held, during the tenure covered by the entry,
and do not therefore include any awarded to
him
later.
(c)
In
general, only officers officially appointed to permanent
command are shown. Where there is a gap in date between two
Commanding Officers, it should be assumed that the next senior
officer present with the battalion acted as Commanding Officer
in
accordance with the normal custom of the Service. When a gap of
more than a day or two between two permanent appointments
coincided with a period of heavy fighting and great responsibility
therefore fell on the acting Commanding Officer, his name is recorded
wherever possible.
It
should equally be remembered that, during the
later stages of the war, either the Commanding Officer or his second–
in-command stayed out of each battle with the
"10
per cent.
Reserve": the officers shown in the following lists may not therefore
have been in actual command of their units during every engagement
fought in their tenure; but the name of the officer in actual command
in a battle has
in
almost every case been recorded in the narrative at
the beginning of the account of it.
(d)
Unless otherwise stated, Commanding Officers were officers
of the Regiment, though the battalion of it to which they originally
belonged is not specified.
The research for this chapter was carried out by Major
L.
B.
L.
Seckham, M.C.
1ST
BATTALION
Lieutenant-Colonel H. V. S. Ormond ...
Lieutenant-Colonel H . O. Bishop
Major C. Bromley
Lieutenant-Colonel V. Henry, Royal Fusiliers
Major C. C. Macnamara, Royal Irish Rifles
Lieutenant-Colonel W.
B.
Pearson
Lieutenant-Colonel M. Magniac
Lieutenant-Colonel H. O. Bishop
Lieutenant-Colonel M. Magniac, D.S.O.
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1/9/13
to
20/4/15
21/4/15.. 11/6/15
13/6/15.. 29/6/15
10/7/15 ..
3/8/15-
4/8/15.. 15/8/15
16/8 /15 .. 30/11/15
26/12/15 .. 19/ 1/1 6'
20/1 /16 .. 13/3/16-
14/8/16.. 25/4/17