Henry Benfield Des Voeux WilkinsonBiography | Medals | Glossary
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Maori fort in New Zealand.
WW1 battalion made up of groups of friends or men from same background eg teachers (Durham Pals - 18th Battalion DLI).
Spain and Portugal.
Specialist WW1 battalion used for digging and wiring (22nd Battalion DLI).
Part of a company. During WW1, there were four platoons in a company, each with 30 to 50 soldiers led by a Lieutenant or a Second Lieutenant.
Prisoner of war.
Long strips of khaki wool (like bandages) worn around leg during WW1.
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