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agedpink

SERJEANT SERGEANT?

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agedpink

I know this is probably a dumb question to you old Sweats (I am only a beginner) but why is my Great Uncles rank spelt SERJEANT and not SERGEANT?

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daggers

I am sure that if you use the search button at the top you will find extensive discussion on this old favourite, but come back for more if you are not illuminated!.

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eviltaxman

I found this a while ago (can't remember where) but I've used it on my site and have no comments on it (yet).

"CWGC (Commonwealth War Graves Commission) are under instruction from the British MoD and the New Zealand military authorities to spell 'Serjeant' with a 'J' for army casualties from WW1 and WW2 plus RFC/RAF for WW1. According to the information supplied to the CWGC by the MoD, the British Army still officially spelt it with a 'J' until November 1953 - regardless of how it was spelt in real life.

All Australian, Canadian and South African troops are spelt as 'Sergeant'."

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agedpink

I told you I was a begginner! Thanks for sorting it out for me.

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