Useful link diary for anyone tagging the 1 Battalion Irish Guards Diary regarding a report relating to them.
This diary has 528 pages. It is very interesting with lots of people named. I bookmarked this link of the report and referred to it when tagging the diary. Please note though the link is marked not secure. The report also includes The 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards. The 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards. The 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards.
The link is a report by Rudyard Kipling, the Poet, who also wrote the Jungle Book. He lost his son John. There remains no definite evidence relating to the cause of his death but credible reporting indicates he was last seen attacking a German position, possibly with a head injury. With fighting continuing, his body was not identified. His parents searched vainly for him in field hospitals and interviewed comrades to try to identify what had happened.The grave of Kipling was reportedly identified in 1992, and he is officially listed as buried in St Mary's ADS Cemetery in Haisnes.
Story re John Kipling 2nd Lt. who served with the 2nd Btn IrIsh Guards.
by cyngast moderator
Thanks for posting this, Marie.
More information for you Cynthia re The Irish Guards.
Here is an Appendix A and B , which is list of Officers etc in the Irish Guards Brigade in the Great War – as per Rudyard Kipling (Very useful for anyone tagging the Diaries of the Irish Guards).
Appendix A: Nominal roll/casualty lists/awards
Appendix B: Alphabetical List of W.O.’s, N.C.O.’s, and Men Killed in Action or Died of Wounds or Disease, 1914-1918. Link: http://www.telelib.com/authors/K/KiplingRudyard/prose/IrishGuardsv2/appendixb.html
PS Note the link is marked not secure.