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63rd Regiment of Foot

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==1st Garrison Battalion WW1==
"Formed at Knowsley Park, Liverpool in September 1915 and commanded by Lieutenant Colonel H W K Bretherton, a retired Territorial Force officer. Composed of officers and men permanently unfit for active service but considered fit for garrison duty overseas. They left Prescot at 9.15pm on 24 February 1916, arriving Devonport at 10 am the following day. Sailed at 4.30pm on board Kinfauns with an escort of two destroyers. On 5 March they passed Alexandria and then on into the Suez Canal. Arrived Bombay, India on 14 March 1916. Moved to [[Fyzabad ]] where they stayed until end July 1918. To Singapore… The Battalion returned to UK in December 1919 and was disbanded on 27 February 1920.” <ref>[http://www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/mom/history/garrison1914 1st Garrison Battalion The Manchester Regiment]tameside.gov.uk</ref> HQ was initially based in Allabahad [[Allahabad]] <ref> [http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic=7002.0 Forum post] by Robert Bonner June 29,2013 themanchesters.org</ref> A diary, including a description of the journey to India of a “unit of middle-aged and medically downgraded men”<ref> Great War Forum [http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=205407 post] 20 January 2013 by 'themonsstar'</ref>, and letters home may be found in ''1st Garrison Battalion The Manchester Regiment, India, Singapore, Hong Kong & Siberia'' by Robert Bonner
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