SDG in Italy?

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    barriefield-brian
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    SDG in Italy?

    Post by barriefield-brian on Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:26 pm

    A friend of mines relative was in the SDG. They have a image and write-up on him at the Legion stating he served in Italy and France where he was killed 2 weeks after d-day. As far as I know the SDG were never in Italy? Anyone have any input on this.  Thx Brian
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    SD&G in Italy

    Post by edstorey on Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:39 pm

    The family may have been confused about his military service or depending on his rank he may have served in Italy to gain some front-line experience before returning to the UK or perhaps transferred to the SD&G from another unit. I have a photograph of a member of the Black Watch in Italy wearing 1 Div patches, so some guys did get posted around.
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    Re: SDG in Italy?

    Post by barriefield-brian on Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:19 pm

    Thanks for the reply Ed. I have asked my friend to see his service records as he says the Italy star is not mentioned. Also he was a private but the pic shown he is wearing corporal stripes. I said maybe rose in the ranks and reverted to private as that happened quite a lot. Only statement from the Legion plaque is he joined the SDG. Service records could shed some light as should have any movements. Cheers Brian

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