Sunday, February 08, 2015

Private F Swift, 52nd Bedfordshire Regt

Chailey Parish Magazine first notes Private F Swift serving with the 52nd Bedfordshire Regiment in June 1918.  This information is repeated up to and including July 1919. 

The 52nd (Graduated) Battalion was formed on 27th October 1917 and was formerly the 26th Training Reserve Battalion from the 10th Suffolk Regiment.  By the time Private Swift joined the battalion it formed part of the 193rd Brigade in the 64th (Highland) Division at Norwich and remained at Norwich as a Home Defence battalion for the duration of the war.


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