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Re: ALH Machine Gun Squadrons

From: Lisa Farrell
Date: 11/4/2001
Time: 1:45:29 PM
Remote Name: 63.34.210.123

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Murray, a grand-uncle was Cpl. 804 Brian McKenna with the 9th ALH, believe during Feb 1917? he was attached to the 3rd MG Squadron supporting the 8/9/10th LH regiments. His services record indicates training in Lewis Gun during Dec. 1916 and then Instructor level Hotchkiss during March 1917. He was killed in action on the attack on Ataweinah 19-4-1917 and body left on field on withdrawl. There is mention of him in Darley's "With the 9th.." after the taking of Maghdaba p.62 (using Lewis Guns)was wondering whether you have come across any further detailed accounts of the MG squadron attached to 9th ALH? or for this particular attack? I seem unable to glean any further movments of him prior to or on the day other than what appears in Darley's book or WWI service records - which give brief info. Any pointers re diaries would be appreciated if you are able....


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