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From: "William O'Brien" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] why would someone in London join the Devon Regiment in 1914 war
Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 20:41:07 +0100
In the initial battles of the First World War some "County" regiments were
almost completely destroyed bringing great distress to specific areas in the
As a result the War Office made a conscious effort to mix everyone up and
thus spread the pain of the losses throughout the country.
The same applied in the Second World War.
Bill (Brora, Sutherland, Scotland)
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