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Soldiers from ranks to commision officers


ajeleceng

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Hi when a soldier from the ranks was commissioned was it assumed that he went to another battalion

or did they sometimes stay asking as cant find out when officer i had went to italy he was CSM 1916 july

in 1st manchester and then 22 nd manchesters commissioned feb 1917 later CAPT William coleshill DCM,MM

Cheers Tony :huh:

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In the Royal Artillery, officers promoted from the ranks usually were assigned to another unit, sometimes another battery in the same brigade, but in some cases, especially with those commissioned 'for services in the field' offices stayed in the same unit in which they served as ORs. Regards, Dick Flory

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A ranker would usually, but not always, be commissioned into a different regiment or battalion. In this case, since 22 Manch didn`t go to Italy till Nov 1917, I`d guess he joined them shortly after commissioning and while they were in France.

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Does the Army List show which battlalion he was commissioned into?

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Yes that is what is believe to be the case he went from 1st to 22nd but are still trying to confirm when .both battalions went to italy

The 1st Bn didn`t go to Italy and the post above says when 22nd Bn went.

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