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1/5th Essex Regiment


Helen82
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Hi,

I'm trying to help a friend find out about her father George Higgs, who served in the 1/5th Essex Regiment during WW1.

Does the Essex Regiment have a museum/database of soldiers that can be accessed? I have obtained a copy of his MIC but no other records appear to be at the PRO (looks like they didn't survive.)

Also can anyone tell me why there are two Regimental numbers 4311 and 251379 on his MIC?

Many thanks,

Anita.

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Also can anyone tell me why there are two Regimental numbers 4311 and 251379 on his MIC?

Anita,

The following article about the Territorial Force Renumbering will help to answer this question.

Marc

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Anita.

The address of the Essex Regimental Museum is:- Oaklands Park,Moulsham Street.Chelmsford, Essex. CM2 9AQ.

Telephone 01245 260614.

I do not know what records they have if any but it might be worth giving the Curator a ring.

David.

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Hello Marc,

Thanks for the link. As a newbie to military research, I'm still finding my way around.

Regards,

Anita.

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Hello David,

Thank you so much for the address and telephone number. Hopefully they will have a record of him.

Regards,

Anita.

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