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Richard Irving Dacre R.A.M.C.
R. I. Dacre was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to the 6th Gloucesters, when he retired. He gained the 1914-15 Star, General Service and Allied Victory Medals, Territorial Decoration and Territorial Efficiency Medal and was mentioned in despatches in 1918. In all, he served for 32 years. He had a special career note as having served as a Medical Officer in every unit of the British Army during that time. He began his military service as a drummer in the 2nd. Volunteer Battalion, East Surrey Regiment.

Cadet. Epsom College Rifle Corps. 2nd Vol. Batt. The East Surrey Regiment. 2nd Dragoons. The Royal Scots Greys. Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. Imperial Yeomanry. 1st/3rd South Midland Field Ambulance. 1st South Midland Royal Engineers. Royal Flying Corps. Captive Balloons. 1st/5th Royal Sussex Regiment; Pioneers. 1st/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. 1st/5th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 1st/4th Gloucestershire Regiment. No. 9 Australian Casualty Clearing Hospital. The British Red Cross. 325th Field Ambulance. 2nd/1st Lovat Scouts. 2nd/2nd Lovat Scouts. 2nd/1st Glamorgan Yeomanry. London Unit of the General Reserve. Senior Medical Officer lst Cyclist Brigade. No. 53 General Hospital. No. 55 General Hospital. No. 7 General Hospital. Venereal. No. 25 Stationary Hospital Fevers. No. 4 Stationary Hospital. Commanding. Railway Ordnance Department. Chinese Labour Corps. 131st and others. West Indian Regiment. Captain Bear. A Basuto Unit. New Zealand Field Ambulance Work-Shop Unit. Newfoundland Troops. Machine Gun Corps. Army Ordnance Corps. Army Pay Corps. Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Remounts Depot. Indian Troops. Native Cavalry and Horse Artillery. Inland Water Transport. German Prisoners of War. Camp No. 128 and others. Women Royal Air Force. Women Army Auxiliary Corps. Field Ambulance Nursing Yeomanry Women's Legion. French Troops and Civilians. Belgium Civilians. Portugese Troops. American Troops. Course of Instruction at No. 4 London General Hospital. Course of Instruction on Transport at A.S.C. lines Aldershot. Course of Instruction with 4th Army, Albert on Military Hygiene and Sanitation. Royal Army Medical Corps School of Instruction, Etaples. To learn how to become an Army Doctor, 14 days before the Armistice. Royal Artillery. 68th Field Brigade R.A.Cadets; attached Royal Artillery. Officers' Training Corps. Armoured Cars, Royal Tank Corps. Royal Gloucestershire Hussars; 21st Royal Corps of Signals. 48th (South Midland) Divisional Signals. Royal Army Service Corps. 48th (South Midland) Divisional Train. Ordnance Survey, Royal Engineers. 6th Battalion The Royal 'Warwickshire Regiment. 6th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment. 5th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment. 2nd Battalion The Gloucestershire Young Men's Christian Association. Navy, Army and Air Force Institution. 7th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment. Defence Force.

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