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Major Andrew Harris - Bandmaster WG Band
 
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Major Andrew Harris - Bandmaster WG Band

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Andrew Harris was the bandmaster of the Welsh Guards from1915 till 1938.  He was a Warrant Officer, commissioned as Lieutenant on 1/3/1919, promoted to Captain on 26/7/1927 and Major on 26/7/ 1934.  There are several references to him with photos on the internet including one of him with king Edward VIII. There are recordings he made which have been remastered to CD available

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I was reading a while ago that 1WG had a choir before it had a band?  Apparantly they didnt form the band at the same time as they did the regiment.  You would think there would be 'welshmen' in the Guards bands at the time?

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