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Driver 146286 Albert Parker RFA

Julie Kelly

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I wonder if someone can help me please. I have details of my Grandfather's service but would like to know where his units were based in the war or any other details anyone can help with. Some of the units he was in are:

5a Reserve Bde - posted driver 9/6/1916

25th Reserve Bde - 1/7/1916

4a Reserve Bde - 13/9/1916

No 2 Section Reserve DAC - became 11th Bde Amm Col. 27/9/1916

Overseas to France 27/9/1916

20th Reserve Battery RFA DAC 13/10/1916

D/331st Bde 8/3/1919

1/1 Essex Heavy Artillery - 16/4/1919

79th Bde RGA 17/4/1919

Essex Heavy Artillery to Rhine Army Con Camp for Demob 10/9/1919

As with many others it appears he was moved around quite a bit but if anyone can talk me through where some of these were posted I would be most grateful.

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One thing that stands out for me are the initials DAC,which means that he was attached to Divisional Ammunition Columns,probably driving (likely to be horses) ammo carts from dumps to the gunsites. I will take a look further but there are good Artillery specialists here,and hopefully one will pick up on your questions.

There is a page from the Long Long Trail at top left of this page which gives some info on the Artillery:



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The entry D/331st Bde 8.3.1919 relates to D Battery of that Brigade. If you want to read about his time from that date there is a War Diary at Kew under WO95/3128 which ends in May 1919. The 79 Brigade Royal Garrison Artillery also has a War Diary under WO95/477.


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Thanks very much Sotonmate for the information, I will access and read the references given. Thanks once again, very much appreciated. Julie

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