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My Grandfather John Henry Raymond Fox of Illogan, Redruth in Cornwall, enlisted on 30/11/1914.

His Number was 55668

i have his Army Form B 2067.

On this form it says , Home 30.11.14 to 15.12.15

then 16.12.15 to 14.4.16, there is an abreviation before this which looks like In.q.7

the next date is 15.4.16 to 26.11.16 abreviation B Q 7.

followed by home, 27.11.16 to 25.6.18 when he was discharged as medically unfit, Nephiritis.

I was told he was at Gallipoli and the Somme, in the 13 or 14 Seige Battery's

I have also found a reference to being in hospital on 23.11.16 in Roiien? France.

Are there any unit diarys surviving?

Can anyone help?

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My Grandfather John Henry Raymond Fox of Illogan, Redruth in Cornwall, enlisted on 30/11/1914.

His Number was 55668

i have his Army Form B 2067.

On this form it says , Home 30.11.14 to 15.12.15

then 16.12.15 to 14.4.16, there is an abreviation before this which looks like In.q.7

the next date is 15.4.16 to 26.11.16 abreviation B Q 7.

followed by home, 27.11.16 to 25.6.18 when he was discharged as medically unfit, Nephiritis.

I was told he was at Gallipoli and the Somme, in the 13 or 14 Seige Battery's

I have also found a reference to being in hospital on 23.11.16 in Roiien? France.

Are there any unit diarys surviving?

Can anyone help?

Dear tm120,

This man's service record is available on Ancestry but the handwriting, condition of the record and the number of abbreviations makes it quite difficult to read - some other expert might be able to help you further, but bits I could decipher:

Attested 30/11/1914

Joined at Fort Rowner, Gosport on 2/12/1914

Posted Gunner 17.12.1914 unfortunately the unit was too difficult to read

19/3/1915 posted - it looks to me like 375 Co. (375 company?)

23rd either Feb or Mar (can't tell whether it's a 2 or 3) 1917 posted to 37 Coy (company)

Discharged 25/6/1918

Disease nephritis - caused by service: Yes; aggravated by service: No.

The record also shows on 23/11/1916 he was admitted to Hospital in Rouen

There is also another confused entry dated 27/11 but not clear which year - Sick Adm VA Hos. Cheltenham Area Bristol

The writing is not easy to read.

The medal role has a Silver War Badge card for this man and the reference number points to list RGA/678 which would have to be seen at the National Archive in Kew.

The National Archives also holds a war diary (under reference WO95/5456) which covers 37 company RGA for the dates Aug 1914 to Jun 1918.

Good luck with your research.

Alan

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Dear tm120,

This man's service record is available on Ancestry but the handwriting, condition of the record and the number of abbreviations makes it quite difficult to read - some other expert might be able to help you further, but bits I could decipher:

Attested 30/11/1914

Joined at Fort Rowner, Gosport on 2/12/1914

Posted Gunner 17.12.1914 unfortunately the unit was too difficult to read

19/3/1915 posted - it looks to me like 375 Co. (375 company?)

23rd either Feb or Mar (can't tell whether it's a 2 or 3) 1917 posted to 37 Coy (company)

Discharged 25/6/1918

Disease nephritis - caused by service: Yes; aggravated by service: No.

The record also shows on 23/11/1916 he was admitted to Hospital in Rouen

There is also another confused entry dated 27/11 but not clear which year - Sick Adm VA Hos. Cheltenham Area Bristol

The writing is not easy to read.

The medal role has a Silver War Badge card for this man and the reference number points to list RGA/678 which would have to be seen at the National Archive in Kew.

The National Archives also holds a war diary (under reference WO95/5456) which covers 37 company RGA for the dates Aug 1914 to Jun 1918.

Good luck with your research.

Alan

Thanks Alan,

that has been a great help.

I found some more information tonight, my Mum and l am going through lots of family papers.

This say's he was attached to 37 Seige Battery.

Mum always said he never spoke of the War, except for westling match's with the Lanchashire's. He was a keen Cornish wrestler

Richard

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