Cary-Barnard Correspondence Book

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Lt Col CDV Cary-Barnard DSO was originally commissioned into the Wiltshire Regiment but transferred and commanded the 15th Battalion the Hampshire Regiment and between 20th June 1916 and November 1918 he recorded in an Army issue note book (AFB 152) various reports about the Battalion’s actions (intelligence reports, patrol reports) and in particular drafted the citations (and the final award) that he submitted for gallantry awards for members of his Battalion. The book includes the recommendation and award for: 1 x Victoria Cross, 2 x Distinguished Service Orders, 36 x Military Crosses, 12 x Distinguished Conduct Medals and 166 x Military Medals.