dr.leeming wrote: Hello
I will try and scan the letter and send it next week
It is dated 28.8.50 and was to my now dead half brother from Uncle Bob who I believe was a Booth relation. But may be someone else.
The sentence reads "Q Battery R.H.A.have a large panel on whichis carved the names of the men present at Sannas post when all were recommended for the V.C. My fathers and your grandfathers names are included there. someday we may go and see this memorial together"
The panel in question is pictured in Gildea For Remembrance, 1911 - a super book on war memorials for the ABW. The names are legible with a glass, there is no Leeming and just one Booth - Driver JW Booth.
The panel was to travel with the battery to be placed in the men's dining hall. I do not know of its whereabouts today.
Thanks- it seems JJL was of with pompoms- what were they? and Uncle Bob? had not seen the panel
I do recall when little being told that many Q battery memorials had been destroyed in a bombing of Woolwich during WW11
maybe thats where the panel went.