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Ian C
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Hi

I am doing some research into the above chap. 3/10 Middlesex's only action during the GW appears to have been the Battle of Broodseinde on 4/10/17, James transferred to RFC on 19/12/17 with seniority from 19/10/17, now I don't know what that last bit means, but given the dates is it likely that he took part in the action on 4/10 or do you think he would have already been gone?

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IanC

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Was James Carr an officer? Backdating seniority was a way of boosting a man's rank while he is in the same grade; it is often given as a reward for cood or distinguished conduct that didn't rate a medal. So if you have 2 Captains one with a seniority of 19/10/17 and the other with one of 19/12/17, the former out ranks the latter. It is possible that he was at the Battle of Broodseinde, but you need more to go on.

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Thanks PAPM

He was a Lt. in the 3/10, someone has looked at his files where the info comes from, from what you say it may be that he and another trans to the RFC on 19/12, and that the other was made up to the same rank as James, so James was granted seniority back to 19/10, for the reason you say.

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IanC

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given the dates is it likely that he took part in the action on 4/10

Ian

Have you considered checking the War Diary for the 3/10 Middlesex? Not sure if it's available online but it would be worthwhile checking to see if James warrants a mention.

NA reference:

WO95/1482 3/10 Battalion Middlesex Regiment 1917 June - 1918 Feb.

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Steve

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