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Arthur Baldwin, Pte. 6084 Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers.


19Hussar

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The subject is an ancestor (sort of anyway), rthe only information I have is that his name was Arthur Baldwin and his regiment was the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers. I understand he survived the war but might have suffered some injury. His unit number was 6084. can anybody assist with some additional information ?.

REGARDS, 19HUSSAR.

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Some corrections...

1. No such regiment as Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers. Should be Royal Warwickshire Regiment

2. Medal card shows he was a regular in the Worcestershire Regiment ( WorcR) 17190 confirmed by date of entry into theatre and 1914 Star award

He then transferred to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (R War R) 56152 and it appears became a Corporal

So where does number 6084 fit in?

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1. No such regiment as Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers. Should be Royal Warwickshire Regiment

This I know but I have a Transfer to Reserve Cetificate for a man who served with the Inniskilling Fusiliers and it clearly states that he also served with the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers, it's always baffled me

cheers, Jon

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Sorry

The first two posts were very misleading

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A million appologies ladies and gentlemen, the original information I was supplied was in error. Arthur baldwin was in fact 6084 of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Does that now help ?

Regards, Chainsaw. :huh:

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RWF - GRUMPY's your man, on this forum.

From my reading of his number, and the fact that he was in France by 6th October 1914, he was either a 3rd (Special Reserve) man who had joined that Bn in September 1914 and then been pretty swiftly sent overseas as part of a draft for the 2nd Bn, subsequently being posted to the 1st Bn. Or he had joined as a regular way back in 1899, which was when that number would have been issued, and sailed for France with the 1st Bn.

Ray Westlake's, British Battalions in France & Belgium 1914, summarised from war diaries, states that the 1st Bn embarked from Southampton on the 5th but was ordered to return to England on the 6th. Presumably though - and GRUMPY will no doubt confirm - the men from the 1st Bn set foot overseas, hence the date of 6th October 1914 on their medal index cards.

Paul

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6084 Pte Baldwin A appears to have been a long-serving regular, joined 1899, to 1st Bn served Boer War, Queen's SA Medal clasps Cape Colony, Transvaal, 1914 star, landed 6/10/1914, did not apply for clasp to 1914 star, was not a POW. I do not have a discharge ... the Silver War Badge rolls may help. His MiC may also help.

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