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Where is/was Arquata, Italy


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My grandfather was stationed with the RAOC at Arquata but I cannot find it on a current road map - would it have been near the CWGC cemetery at Arquata Scrivia north of Genova?

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Mike

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Hello Mike

Yes, it is the place about 20 mles north of Genoa. It was on one of the main railway routes and was, I believe, a base used by the British for depots, hospitals workshops and the like. That would explain why an AOC man was there.

Ron

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Thanks Ron. Family rumour has it that he was involved in a court martial whilst there (as a witness for the prosecution I hasten to add!) - are these records available on line (sometime between late 1917 and early 1920) or any where?

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Mike

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Mike

Unless the court-martial resulted in an execution it is almost certain that the actual record has not survived. There are lists of men court-martialled in various WO classes at Kew (not online) but no other details as faras I know.

There might be references in books at the IWM - you might try the Dept of Documents and the Dept of Printed Books, but you may well need to visit them to consult any material they may have.

Ron

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  • 6 years later...

Hi Mike "OpsMajor"

I have just spotted your string and reference to your grandfather being in the RAOC and at Arquata Scrivia , north of Genoa. I also noted that you are located at South Northamptonshire.

I am currently researching Armt S/Sgt David T Spear No. 7579269 & 1464 & T/1730 of the R.A.O.C.. He was from Northampton and was in Arquata in 1917-1919. I have a great deal on him, but very little on him in Arquata. It just struck me - is he by any chance your grandfather?

I would be very interested to learn anything about Arquata and the RAOC there. Was the RAOC sent from there to the Battle of Piave?

All the best

Hussey

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  • 3 months later...

Sorry, Hussey, only just picked this one up. ...and a secomd apology that my grandfather was from Yorkshire - I just live down here.

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Mike

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