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hey, im researching a charles edward drew, and i know he was in durham light infantry and i have his MIC

and his service records from ancestery. was wondering which regiment/division he was in, i think it was

'5th durham light infantry' as it says this on service records???

can anyone help me on this, many thanks dave. :)

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Hi Dave

1/5th Bn DLI were part of 150th Bde 50th (Northumbrian) Division. Landed at Boulogne 18th April 1915

Jon

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Dave

I would suggest that you transcribe the service papers and then post on the thread for further help and clarification.

Regards

Mel

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Hi,

Ive had a quick look at his papers and image 4095 shows that he

Attested on 29/11/15 but placed on Reserve

Mobilised on 10/8/16

He served in 2/5th DLI from 12/8/16 to 22/12/17 when he transferred to the Labour Corps with service number 485196.

Regards,

Graeme

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Dave

I would suggest that you transcribe the service papers and then post on the thread for further help and clarification.

Regards

Mel

hi, charles edward drew from surrey was 38 in 1915 and was born in 1877. he served on active service overseas from November 1916 and came home January 1919. After being in the durham light infantry (202131) he joined the labour corps (485196)

hope this helps dave....

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Hi,

Ive had a quick look at his papers and image 4095 shows that he

Attested on 29/11/15 but placed on Reserve

Mobilised on 10/8/16

He served in 2/5th DLI from 12/8/16 to 22/12/17 when he transferred to the Labour Corps with service number 485196.

Regards,

Graeme

hi thanks for all your help, what does attested mean? then i presume mobilised is when he was called up, and served in DLI from the dates you said, then he joined the labour corps because of his age?

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