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MESOPOTAMIA CAMPAIGN 1914-1918 by Paul Knight

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The Mesopotamia Campaign, fought in what is today Iraq, was the largest of the forgotten campaigns. Fought between November 1914 and October 1918 in constant contact with the enemy and in the worst of climates, the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force (MEF) reached a maximum size of 440,000 men. Yet it is the least known of the Middle Eastern campaigns.…


24 September 1917 : Petty Officer (Acting) Tommy Egdell, DCM

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Tommy married Alice before the war they lived in Ashington where Tommy was a miner.  Tommy enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers 2 September 1914. He was transferred to RNVR (Hood Battalion) 7 September 1914 and served in Antwerp then with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force later serving at Passchendaele.  He was awarded the Distinguished Co…