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Newsletters

Palestine 1947 - 1948

Thanks to Don Millns for the 2nd Battalion's Newsletters numbers 1 - 7 (1947) and numbers 10 & 11 (1948).

If you have any further copies of these newsletters, please contact us. We would like to obtain copies of a full set. Thank you.

L/Cpl Norman Taylor, Cpl Don Millns and Sgt Bruce Leivers.  'B' Coy, 2nd Battalion Don Millns and comrades swimming at Nathanya, note rifles, some troops had been shot whilst swimming

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Harold Pedrick is mentioned, when a Captain, in Newsletter 1, March 1947, page 4: "In Zarqa (Trans-Jordan) and returning to Jaffa (Palestine) in October 1946, Capt H W Pedrick was Cammanding Officer of 'C' Company. 'A', 'B' and 'C' Companies in Zarqa were rifle companies" and in Newsletter 4, page 2: "'C' Company, now under the command of Major M A Chamberlain, MBE returned from Tiberius to Camp 22. 'B' Company (Commander - Captain H W Pedrick) moved direct to Jaffa and the rest of the Bn. to Sarafand" and again in Newsletter 5, July 1947, page 4: "CRICKET - During the month, Lt-Col S A Cooke, OBE and Capt. H W Pedrick were twice selected for 1st Infantry Division".


Captain Harold William Pedrick was awarded the MBE in July 1948. Extract freom The London Gazette, 20th July 1948: "CENTRAL CHANCERY OF THE ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD - St James's Palace, S W 1 - 23rd July, 1948. The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Palestine — To be Additional Members of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order — Captain Harold William PEDRICK (64717), The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment., Lieutenant Robert Durant MALDEN (349355). Corps of Royal Engineers."


During a visit to Tanzania in 2007, Vic Drake (ex 2nd Bn.) found Major Pedrick's grave. He is buried in the Moshi Cemetary. Died 1st May 1952, aged 34.


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