D Company, January 1915

D Company, 1st Battalion, Dorset Regiment: Sgt. Major Steer, servants and orderlies at Burnt Farm, near Wulverghem, Jan. 1915. D Company was in Battalion support.
Photo no.21 of 55 photos taken by Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.
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Writing letters home

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Two of the men in D Company writing letters home. Taken in our fire trench near Wulverghem-Wytschaete Road, January 1915.
Photo no.20 of 55 photos taken by Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.

Ruined farmhouse Messines, Jan. 1915

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Ruined farmhouse opposite Messines, Jan. 1915. It was used as an Artillery O.P. and it was from here that Major … R.F.A. directed the fire of his battery which happened to hit an enemy ammunition dump on Messines Ridge. For this he was awarded a D.S.O. Photo taken from the back of one of our C.T.s.
Photo no.19 of 55 photos taken by Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.

Dinner in a trench – German sniper active

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Two men of ‘D’ Coy., 1st Bn. Dorset Regt. in a support trench, having their dinner. One man is bending low so as to be under cover from a sniper who was busy at this moment. Taken January 1915 opposite Wytschaete.
Photo no.38 of 55 photos taken by Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.

Lt. Wood cooking breakfast in dug out

REP WW1 photo 22
Lt. Wood cooking my breakfast in my ‘dug out’ in fire trench near Wulverghem-Wytschaete Road, Jan. 1915.
Photo no.22 of 55 photos taken by Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.