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Wonder if anyone can help with a conundrum?

An elderly lady says that her father and brother both served with 1/17th Londons (Poplar & Stepney Rifles).

Both Named Edward J Green and from Forest Gate Essex.

The son, her brother, was Edward J Green, no 3149 "B" Coy, kia 1/10/1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

There is no medal card or service record for the father who she says survived the war and was aged 44 or thereabouts.

Could any record of the father be the subject of a clerical error as somebody had thought that there was a duplication with them both having the same names and being in the same regiment?

Any suggestions?

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There is a record for an Edward John Green from Forest Gate, Stratford, Essex on Ancestry that shows him as part of the Norfolk Regiment, no. 12890. There are 23 pages in his service record. I cannot see a registration date, but it shows his birth date as 22.2.1890.

Does this fit?


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Thanks Liz,

can anybody dig up the MIC for 12890 Edward John Green?

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