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The fight at Gurin, The Cameroon Campaign 29 April 1915

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Harry Fecitt

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Harry FecittIn April 1915 Captain Derek Wetherall Pawle, 2nd Battalion The Border Regiment, was aged 27 and serving on secondment with the 2nd Battalion of The Nigeria Regiment, West African Frontier Force. At that time British, French and Belgian allied forces had invaded the Cameroons, […]

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Fighting the Aliab Dinka Southern Sudan, November 1919 – May 1920

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Harry Fecitt

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Harry Fecitt  In southern Sudan in 1919 the Aliab Dinka, Bor Dinka and Mandari tribes inhabited an area west of the upper White Nile river.  The tribesmen tended to be tall and fit-looking cattle herders who were adept at using spears.  They had little if […]

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