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52303: Photo of Claude Diamond

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Claude Diamond was born in Dalston where his family [father a timber merchant] had moved from BethnalGreen in 1894-5.After deferment to take a London Univ. degree, in June 1918 he joined the 40th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. [It became the 7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusiliers) in 1751 and in 1881 under the Cradwell Reforms when numbers were abolished it became The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), one of the three Jewish battalions known as The Judeans which had been formed from 1917; after training at Plymouth he sailed for Egypt (see p 33). He became a lance-corporal and machine gun instructor., seeing the sights of Cairo on leave, rejoicing at Armistice night in November, and eventually going by train to Palestine after the British conquest.

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2508.jpg| GWA_0489_Claude_on_camel.jpg|

Subject

Diamond, Claude

Date

September - November 1918

Date Created

01/08/1918

Temporal Coverage

11/11/1918

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Contributor

Everett Sharp | Bryan Diamond | Claude Diamond

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The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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