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I am looking for diaries for July to Nov 1918 I have research i want to do and seems like heaps of diaries are out there except most of the units i want

also 2nd R War R Oct 1914 to June 1915 as well would be great (please)

Thanks MC

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I have access to these. Is there anything specific you are looking for. I know a lot about the 2nd Bn, in particular, in the period indicated.

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Awesome I have the COs group of Medals Lt-Col F B Follett DSO,MC and are looking for instances in which he is mentioned as the CO i would think at least a few times and actions near river coguil in which he won his DSO thats with the 10th R War R and about oct nov 1914 in which he won his MC

Thanks MC

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Jayuubee

27thBN, Alan

I'd be interested on anything you've found my grandad 27120 H Braybrook also served with 2nd and 10th RWR being wounded and captured at Bapaume on 23 Mar 18, taken to Limburg Camp where he had his leg amputated due to his wounds.

Regards

Jayuubee

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Michelle Young

Alan died a few years ago (hence RIP) , and 27thBN hasn't visited the forum since 2017. You can try sending him a private message. 

 

Michelle 

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Hi Jayuubee,

 

Harold appears to have a couple of 'hospital' admission/discharge records on Findmypast (- link), which appear to read as:

 

First name: A [sic]
Last nameBraybrook

Rank: Corporal
Service number: 27120
Unit: 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Admitted on 13.1.1917 to 3 Casualty Clearing Station suffering from epididymitis

Transferred to 27 Ambulance Train on 15.1.1917 
 

First name:   H
Last name: Braybrook
Age: 25

Rank: Private
Service number: 27120
Unit: 7th Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment 

Admitted on 8.10.1917 to 11 Casualty Clearing Station suffering from wounds to his knee and hand

Transferred to 12 Ambulance Train on 8.10.1917

2 years completed service - 6 months completed with the field force*

 

The medal rolls show his overseas service as:

image.png.074f52669f133f9b2468c52763df7143.png

 

image.png.8584eb616219e2c781dd89ebfee76338.png

Images sourced from Ancestry

 

*That doesn't fit with the likely issue dates of his 4965 4/Lincs, and 27120 RWR numbers. Using 'near numbering', surviving service papers show:

 

4/Lincs

4960 Baker - attested 27.11.1915

4964 Applewhite - attested 29.11.1915

4965

4967 Emmingham - attested 29.11.1915

4969 Haw - attested 29.11.1915

 

Royal Warwickshire Regiment

27124 Clarke - previously (3727) 3/4 Lincs posted to 1/4 Lincs, transferred to 5 (Reserve) Bn RWR and posted to 2/RWR on the same day - 9.9.1916

27125 Foster - previously 5028 3/5 Lincs, transferred to RWR 9.9.1916, having gone overseas to France on 19.7.1916

 

What I'm thinking is that Harold attested to the Lincolnshire Regiment circa late November 1915 and initially served at home with the 3/4 Battalion. He was then sent overseas to serve with the 1/4 Bn, but remained at an Infantry Base Depot prior to being  transferred to 2/RWR (and renumbered) for service at the front on 9.9.1916. War diaries are available as free downloads from the National Archives, which might note a draft of reinforcements being received circa 9.9.1916. Unfortunately the site seems to be down at the moment, so I can't check for you.  {Edit] The 2/RWR diary shows:

image.png.9489105da66f396b0dae7177653835b3.png

Image sourced from the National Archives

 

Harold appears on this Casualty List as a returned Pow (link). NB he might have returned home several weeks earlier, but it might be possible to get an estimated return date by looking for service files for men that are recorded on the same list.

 

Having returned to the UK, he appears to have been discharged on 9.1.1920, and received a pension due to his medical conditions 'attributable' to his war service.

image.png.287aff13e33df97bfef48aaff95e1e5d.png

Image sourced from Fold3

 

Regards

Chris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jayuubee
18 hours ago, Michelle Young said:

Alan died a few years ago (hence RIP) , and 27thBN hasn't visited the forum since 2017. You can try sending him a private message. 

 

Michelle 

Apologies, and thank you for the advice.

JB

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Jayuubee
13 hours ago, clk said:

Hi Jayuubee,

 

Harold appears to have a couple of 'hospital' admission/discharge records on Findmypast (- link), which appear to read as:

 

First name: A [sic]
Last nameBraybrook

Rank: Corporal
Service number: 27120
Unit: 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Admitted on 13.1.1917 to 3 Casualty Clearing Station suffering from epididymitis

Transferred to 27 Ambulance Train on 15.1.1917 
 

First name:   H
Last name: Braybrook
Age: 25

Rank: Private
Service number: 27120
Unit: 7th Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment 

Admitted on 8.10.1917 to 11 Casualty Clearing Station suffering from wounds to his knee and hand

Transferred to 12 Ambulance Train on 8.10.1917

2 years completed service - 6 months completed with the field force*

 

The medal rolls show his overseas service as:

image.png.074f52669f133f9b2468c52763df7143.png

 

image.png.8584eb616219e2c781dd89ebfee76338.png

Images sourced from Ancestry

 

*That doesn't fit with the likely issue dates of his 4965 4/Lincs, and 27120 RWR numbers. Using 'near numbering', surviving service papers show:

 

4/Lincs

4960 Baker - attested 27.11.1915

4964 Applewhite - attested 29.11.1915

4965

4967 Emmingham - attested 29.11.1915

4969 Haw - attested 29.11.1915

 

Royal Warwickshire Regiment

27124 Clarke - previously (3727) 3/4 Lincs posted to 1/4 Lincs, transferred to 5 (Reserve) Bn RWR and posted to 2/RWR on the same day - 9.9.1916

27125 Foster - previously 5028 3/5 Lincs, transferred to RWR 9.9.1916, having gone overseas to France on 19.7.1916

 

What I'm thinking is that Harold attested to the Lincolnshire Regiment circa late November 1915 and initially served at home with the 3/4 Battalion. He was then sent overseas to serve with the 1/4 Bn, but remained at an Infantry Base Depot prior to being  transferred to 2/RWR (and renumbered) for service at the front on 9.9.1916. War diaries are available as free downloads from the National Archives, which might note a draft of reinforcements being received circa 9.9.1916. Unfortunately the site seems to be down at the moment, so I can't check for you.  {Edit] The 2/RWR diary shows:

image.png.9489105da66f396b0dae7177653835b3.png

Image sourced from the National Archives

 

Harold appears on this Casualty List as a returned Pow (link). NB he might have returned home several weeks earlier, but it might be possible to get an estimated return date by looking for service files for men that are recorded on the same list.

 

Having returned to the UK, he appears to have been discharged on 9.1.1920, and received a pension due to his medical conditions 'attributable' to his war service.

image.png.287aff13e33df97bfef48aaff95e1e5d.png

Image sourced from Fold3

 

Regards

Chris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris

Thanks for your research and help, makes interesting reading, I'd not seen most of this before!

 

Thanks again

JB

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