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my great -grandfather was in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers

I think this is some of his records ;how will I find out more about him .

Description Medal card of Bennett, Charles

Corps Regiment No Rank

Royal Dublin Fusiliers 7492 Private

Royal Dublin Fusiliers 7492 Corporal

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/2

Dept Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies

Series War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War

Piece Barnes C E - Boundy C E

Image contains 1 medal card of many for this collection

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my great -grandfather was in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers

I think this is some of his records ;how will I find out more about him .

If this is him - he has a few pages on Ancestry "Pension Records"

Joined as a regular in Dublin 6th May 1901 aged 17 years 9 months - initially for 7 years service then 5 in the reserve - but later extended

Born St Michaels Parish, Dublin - employed as a Porter before joining up

Height 5 feet 3 and a quarter inches

Weight 115 llbs

(Looks like) - dark complexion - blue eyes - fair hair

Certainly lived up to the old saying - "join the army and see the world"


Next of kin + marriage and children were recorded


He was mobilized at Naas on 5th August 1914 and his Medal Card - also on Ancestry has his entry into theatre of war date to qualify for a 1914 Star as 12th September 1914

He was recorded wounded - gas - on 26th May 1915 - and the outline of his war service - that I'll have to put in the next post due to picture size limitations says he was taken prisoner on 28th March 1918 - and repatriated 1st January 1919

No doubt the experts will be able to tell you lots more - but if it is him - you are pretty lucky to have so much survive the WW2 bombing that destroyed so many records



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