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The car of destiny ~ journey to join 2nd Battalion
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The car of destiny ~ journey to join 2nd Battalion

Monochrome photograph, © South Lanarkshire Council Museums Service, from an album compiled by Lieutenant Robert Cotton Money (see 2008.143), with the inscription: 'The car of destiny in which Oakley & I set out to join the 2nd Batt.'. (Major Richard Oakley, Officer Commanding C Company, Lieut Robert Cotton Money, Headquarters 1st Battalion)
Picture added on 14 February 2009
Comments:
Major Oakley and Captain Money were sent to the 2nd Battalion after the Battle of Neuve Chapelle when the 2nd Battalion found itself without most of its officers; Major Oakley, who was 2i/c of the 1st Battalion, took over temporary command of the 2nd. Captain Money, who had been the 1st Bn Machine Gun Officer, took over as adjutant for the 2nd Battalion.


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