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BNH (what unit?)

Post by stevebecker » 15 Jan 2017 02:16

Mates,

I have been try to find what this unit maybe, but all my ideas have failed?
Can you point me in the right direction?
An AIF soldier show service in this South African unit
A Sqn /BNH
I was thinking it was a British/South African colonial unit that was used in Western Africa 1914/15 but that hit a dead end so far?
Any ideas?

S.B

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Re: BNH (what unit?)

Post by Tanzania » 15 Jan 2017 14:39

Steve,

I have try to find out what the shortcuts means.
AIF is clear, Australian Imperial Force and Sqn is Squadron, but what, or who is BNH?

Regards Holger
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palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary” – G. ORWELL 1984

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Re: BNH (what unit?)

Post by stevebecker » 16 Jan 2017 01:59

Mate,

See the (AIF) Australian Service record for this soldier
CARTER Charles Eric 2348 A/Sgt 9 LHR 16R to 3 LHTR 6-16 Tos A Sqn? 8-16 to L/Cpl 9-16 to T/Cpl (from taylor) 1-17 to Cpl 3-17 to T/Sgt A Troop? (from Miller) 3-17 WIA 19-4-17 chest shot at 2nd Gaza RTA wounded disch 1-10-17
(Ex British South Africa ASqn/BNH TF 1 year)

Farmer 23 from Yongala SA
enlist 7-12-15 RTA 11-7-17

His service record shows he served in South Africa with A Sqn (Squadron) BNH (don't know?)
I was looking at these as possibles;
British North Horse (no such unit)

Border Horse (but no "N")
British Native Horse (no such unit)

That's as far as my guesses got, have you any ideas what "BNH" maybe?

Cheers
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Re: BNH (what unit?)

Post by Tanzania » 16 Jan 2017 08:19

I found the following lists with British Army units:

Quarterly (British) Army List 1914
https://archive.org/details/armylistjanvol21915grea

Quarterly (British) Army List 1915
https://archive.org/details/armylistoct1915grea

Quarterly (British) Army List 1916
https://archive.org/details/armylistjulvol31916grea

Quarterly (British) Army List 1917
https://archive.org/details/armylistoctvol31917grea

Quarterly (British) Army List 1918
https://archive.org/details/armylistjanvol41919grea

(Here the overlook; maybe it helps?)
https://archive.org/details/nlsarmylist ... ads&page=2

Regards Holger
“Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. . . . All History was a
palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary” – G. ORWELL 1984

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