Photo of Claude Diamond

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
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...