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The car of destiny ~ journey to join 2nd Battalion
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
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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