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bts1970

Good afternoon

Can anyone provide me (& the forum) a definitive (ish) list of the numbers allocated to the various Wilts Battalions 1914 - 1918. I have a faily large list of Wilts lads from my research, some of the numbers for each Battalion seem fairly orderly apart from those who obviously transferred across after wounding etc, it would be good to see a definitive list of allocated numbers though.

As a second point i have 2 lads on my list that i have yet to find a home for:

JOHN, F. 30/06/1915 France 9951.

MUSSELL, Alfred J. 01/06/1915 France 18536.

Both must be 1st or 2nd battalion i suspect but as yet no definate links, has anyone medal rolls etc that they can assist me with?.

Also these 2 lads who are listed as 4th battalion, i have yet to find their correct location, probably 1/4th or 2/4th.

HEDGES, William James. 2702 India, later 94646 MGC.

WORLEY, Francis Woodhouse. 29836, later 202800 Labour Corps.

Best regards

Bob Lloyd

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bts1970

In fact i may as well list what i have here on the forum (With details from the LLT at the top of each)The names are followed by a date into Theatre followed by his number & extra details.

1ST / 4TH BATTALION (TERRITORIAL FORCE).

August 1914: at Trowbridge. Part of the South-Western Brigade in Wessex Division. Moved to Salisbury Plain.

9 October 1914: sailed from Southampton, landing at Bombay 9 November 1914. The Division (later renamed 43rd) was broken up on arrival in India. Moved to Dehra Dun Brigade in 7th (Meerut) Divisional Area. Moved in March 1917 to Poona Brigade in 6th (Poona) Divisional Area.

September 1917: moved to Egypt / Palestine where it then remained.

25 September 1917: attached to 233rd Brigade in 75th Division.

3 May 1918: transferred to 232nd Brigade in same Division

CUTTS, 2nd Lieut Edwin Frederick. (Attached York’s Regiment) Originally 1225 / 200126, 1/4th Wilts.

PIFF, Harry. 617, discharged unfit 13/07/1916.

STALEY, Frederick William. 20900, died 16/02/1919 wounds received in Palestine.

STONE, Herbert Henry. 4333, 202131.

2ND / 4TH BATTALION (TERRITORIAL FORCE).

Formed at Trowbridge in October 1914 as a second line unit. Became part of 2/South Western (135th) Brigade in 2/Wessex Division.

12 December 1914: moved in India, landing in Bombay in January 1915. The Division was broken up on arrival in India, where the Bn remained throughout the war. Attached on arrival to Poona Brigade in 6th (Poona) Divisional Area. In March 1917 moved to Allahabad Brigade in 8th (Lucknow) Division.

RUMMING, Henry John. 4964, 202607.

1ST BATTALION

August 1914: Tidworth. Part of 7th Brigade in 3rd Division.

14 August 1914: Landed at Rouen.

18 October 1915: Transferred with the Brigade to 25th Division.

21 June 1918: Transferred to 110th Brigade in 21st Division.

BEACHAM Reginald Walter. 22/08/1914 6777.

BOWDEN, George Bolden. Details from the Remembrance book.

BURGESS, Francis John. 22941, died 28/11/1916 wounds received on the Somme.

BULL, Daniel George. 14/08/1914 with 1st 7525, died 31/08/1916 with the 5th.

CALDWELL, Nelson. (A coy) 19/01/1915 10123.

COWARD, William A. (A coy) 21/09/1914 5511, wounded at Hooge 25/09/1915 and transferred to RE.

DRURY, Henry, Philip. 31/08/1914 6444, KIA 22/09/1914.

EDMONDS, William John. 17/09/1915, with 5th 19171, KIA with the 1st Battalion 12/04/1918.

GOUGH, Arthur Henry. 204638, 4th TF Battalion later 1st.

GREENAWAY, Albert. 14/08/1914 with 1st 7110, wounded 26/03/1915, 22/07/1916. Transferred to 2nd 24/10/1917.

HOLDER, Edward. 31/08/1914 66323, recalled from reserve, wounded 12/06/1915

transferred to 3rd Battalion later Labour Corps.

JEFFERIES, Henry Reginald. (D Coy) 21/09/1914 9846, KIA 24/10/1914.

KIBBLEWHITE, Charles James. 14/08/1914 6481, KIA 24/08/1914.

KIBBLEWHITE, Sgt Ernest Henry. 14/08/1914 7252, KIA with 5th Battalion 10/08/1915 Gallipoli.

KING, Albert Tom. 14/08/1914 7176.

LARGE, Clayton. 33665.

MORGAN, Thomas. 13/08/1914 8467, home 04/10/1914 wounded? Later Berkshire Regiment.

OCKWELL, Arthur. DCM 12/07/1915 with 5th 11345, arrived France 31/08/1916 to the 1st Battalion.

POUND, James. 14/08/1914 7586, wounded 29/10/1914, KIA 12/03/1915.

READ, William John. 26662, previously 20527 Hampshire Regiment. Discharged 16/08/1917.

SHAILES, William. 11/12/1914 9946, discharged due to wounds 27/09/1916.

SELWOOD, Fred. 11/11/1914 with 1st 10454, wounded 07/02/1915 later 5th Battalion Mesopotamia, wounded 08/04/1916 later Royal Engineers.

TITCOMBE, Walter Edmond. 14/08/1914 6935.

TUCK, William John. 01/06/1916 23610, KIA 07/07/1916 at the Somme.

WOODWARD, Henry. 6124, discharged 28/11/1914.

2ND BATTALION

August 1914 : Gibraltar. Returned to England, landing Southampton 3 September 1914.

September 1914: Moved to Lyndhurst where attached to 21st Brigade in 7th Division.

7 October 1914: Landed at Zeebrugge.

19 December 1915: Transferred with Brigade to 30th Division.

13 May 1918: Transferred to 58th Brigade in 19th (Western) Division

BUTCHER, George Edward. 24/03/1915 12334, wounded 17/05/1916 & 18/10/1916. Died 26/04/1918.

CLARK, James. 07/10/1914 3/8776.

COOK, Arthur Nelson. 07/10/1914 8478.

DIXON, Raymond Philip Baker. 07/10/1914 3/9152.

EMBURY, Thomas Henry. 01/04/1915 13936, wounded 17/05/1915, 26/09/1915. KIA 18/10/1916.

FISHER, Herbert. (C coy). 07/10/1914 8910.

GREENAWAY, Albert. 14/08/1914 with 1st 7110, wounded 26/03/1915, 22/07/1916. Transferred to 2nd 24/10/1917.

GUNTER, Arthur James. 25/03/1915 9970, later 331364 / 3180 Hampshire Regiment.

HAYWARD, L/Cpl Albert Edward. 20672, KIA 09/04/1917.

ILES, Edwin Lewis. 07/10/1914 3/9368, 01587.

LINSELL, James. 07/10/1914 8305.

LEWIS, Albert Job. 23613, KIA 21/03/1918.

LOVELOCK, Victor Rowland (B coy). 24210, KIA 08/05/1918.

MATTHEWS, Percy Charles. 23/03/1915 13774, KIA 15/06/1915.

MORGAN William George. 07/10/1914 8603.

PAINTER Edwin 07/10/1914 7833.

RUMMING, Ernest Charles. 9948, later 19989 Devonshire Regiment.

TITCOMBE, William. 07/10/1914 7961.

3RD (RESERVE) BATTALION

August 1914: in Devizes. A depot/training unit, it moved on mobilisation to Weymouth, going in April 1915 but returning in July and forming part of the Portland Garrison. Moved to Sittingbourne around September 1917, becoming part of the Thames & Medway Garrison.

HUNTLEY, Harry Arthur Ernest. 33578, later 284956 Labour Corps, discharged 14/09/1917.

LAW, Denis. 24/03/1917* 18513, later 396000 Labour Corps.

4TH BATTALION *This detail is from the Remembrance book, yet to confirm his correct location.

HEDGES, William James. 2702 India, later 94646 MGC.

WORLEY, Francis Woodhouse. 29836, later 202800 Labour Corps.

5TH (SERVICE) BATTALION

Formed at Devizes in August 1914 as part of K1 and attached as Army Troops to 13th (Western) Division. Moved to Tidworth and on in October 1914 to Chisledon.

December 1914: Moved to billets in Cirencester and joined 40TH Brigade in same Division. Moved on to Woking in February 1915 and then Bisley in May.

1 July 1915: Sailed from Avonmouth for Gallipoli. At Cape Helles 16-13 July, landed at ANZAC 4 August 1915.

January 1916: Evacuated from Gallipoli and moved to Egypt.

February 1916: Moved to Mesopotamia where it then remained.

BULL, Daniel George. 14/08/1914 with 1st 7525, died 31/08/1916 with the 5th.

BUNCE, Arthur Robert. 16/07/1915 9942, KIA 10/08/1915.

BUNCE, Clarence Grey. 22663.

COMPTON, Abel Ernest John. 22847.

CURTIS, Bertie William. 16/07/1915 11607.

CURTIS, James. 23611, discharged 23/05/1918.

DASH, Percy Edward. 17/11/1915 20888, KIA 09/04/1916.

EDMONDS, Charles Reginald. 03/12/1915 10619, DOW 25/05/1920.

EDMONDS, William John. 17/09/1915, with 5th 19171, KIA with the 1st Battalion 12/04/1918.

KEEN, Frederick. 16/07/1915 9951*.

LITTEN, Frederick Henry. 17/11/1915 20723, KIA 25/01/1917.

MATTHEWS, Alfred W. 16/07/1915 13467, DOW 21/10/1918 with 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment.

OCKWELL, Arthur. 16/07/1915 with 5th 11345, arrived France 31/08/1916 to the 1st Battalion.

SELWOOD, Fred. 11/11/1914 with 1st 10454, wounded 07/02/1915 later 5th Battalion Mesopotamia, wounded 08/04/1916 later Royal Engineers.

SELWOOD, Thomas John. 22657, KIA 11/01/1917.

SHAILES, Edward. 32304.

SMITH, Sidney Rowland. 16/07/1915 18065, KIA 10/08/1915.

SUTTON, Frank. 26/01/1915 with 1st or 2nd 9947, DOW 30/03/1917.

6TH (SERVICE) BATTALION

Formed at Devizes in September 1914 as part of K2 and attached as Army Troops to 19th (Western) Division. Moved to Salisbury Plain.

December 1914: Moved to billets in Basingstoke and joined 58TH Brigade in same Division. Moved to Perham Down in March.

July 1915: Landed in France.

20 September 1917: Amalgamated with the Wiltshire Yeomanry, becoming the 6TH (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Bn.

13 May 1918 : Reduced to cadre strength. Surplus troops went to 2ND Bn and 30TH Division.

16 June 1918: Moved to Boulogne, transferred to 42ND Brigade in 14TH (Light) Division and returned to England.

18 June 1918: Brookwood, reconstituted by absorbing the 9TH Bn, the Dorsetshire regiment.

4 July 1918: Landed at Boulogne.

BUNCE, Edward John. 19/07/1915 * 9237, later 24048 Hampshire Regiment.

CURTIS, Edward Frank. 22755, DOW 06/06/1916 at the Somme.

EVELEIGH, William Charles. (C coy) 25773.

FISHER, Frederick George. 11487, discharged 22/09/1914.

GREEN, Mervyn Howard Tom. 320588 / 204103, DOW 16/04/1918.

HEDGES, Edward Harry. 24583, died 29/01/1917.

HEDGES, Percy Thomas. 25476, earlier 22243 Somerset Regiment.

HICKS, Montague Matthew. 5829*, later 7th RDF and 6th Yorkshire Regiment.

HUNT, Henry John. 10326.

LANE, John Reginald. 04/12/1915 203306, died 13/04/1918.

MATTHEWS, Harry Robert Thomas. 16/07/1915 with 5th 9943, KIA 02/07/1916 on the Somme with the 6th Battalion.

NETHERCOTE, William F. Listed in the Remembrance book.

NEWMAN, Edgar William Francis. Listed in the Remembrance book.

PURNELL, Arthur Frederick. 26/10/1915 with RDF 0233*, earlier 14960 Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

SUTTON, Frederick Walter. 04/12/1915 203179, KIA 10/04/1918.

8TH (RESERVE) BATTALION

Formed at Weymouth in November 1914 for K4, attached to 102ND Brigade of original 34TH Division. Moved to Trowbridge in February 1915.

10 April 1915: Converted into a reserve battalion. Moved in May 1915 to Wareham.

1 September 1916: Absorbed into the Training Reserve Battalions of 8TH Reserve Brigade at Wareham

SHAILES, Alfred. 236121, discharged 21/07/1916.

WILTSHIRE YEOMANRY (C Squadron)

The regiment was formed on the creation of the Territorial Force in April 1908 and placed under orders of the 1st South Western Mounted Brigade. It was headquartered at The Butts on London Road in Chippenham with the squadrons being headquartered as follows:

C Sqn: Chippenham (Corsham, Wootton Bassett, Malmesbury, Calne, Purton and Aston Keynes)

COMPTON, Harry G A. 626 / 801, discharged 29/12/1914.

GARRETT, Ernest Charles. 66, discharged 11/04/1916.

MATTHEWS, Harold William. 461, discharged 11/04/1916.

MATTHEWS, Woolford. Listed in the Remembrance book.

RICHARDSON, Edmond St.John. 883, discharged 27/11/1914.

ROBSON, Herbert Mayo Hick. Listed in the Remembrance book.

SHAILES, D. Photo in Purton Museum.

WARD, Captain Harold Rogers. Later Labour Corps.

WOODWARD, Bertie. 04/12/1915 with KRRC 05, later 56410 2nd Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

WILTSHIRE REGIMENT

GREENAWAY, Frederick Charles. 9957, discharged 19/09/1914.

JEFFERIES, Albert Percy. 19456, discharged 21/01/1916 (Found underage).

JOHN, F. 30/06/1915* 9951.

KING, Albert John. 11191, discharged 21/09/1914.

MILLS, Bob. 00/07/1915* 7th Battalion 12350, discharged 14/05/1918.

MORSE, F. Listed in the Remembrance book.

MUSSELL, Alfred J. 01/06/1915 18536*.

NETHERCOTE. Photo in Purton Museum.

WOOLFORD, Bertie John. Photo in Purton Museum.

WOOLFORD, Herbert Stanley. 09/07/1915 2nd Munsters 12868, later 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers.

Thanks

Bob

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lmurphy

Hi Bob,

I am new to this forum but I am looking for information other than CWGC on a great uncle of mine.

His name was Captain Cuthbert Francis Hodding of the Wiltshire Regiment, 4th battalion and he died 8th Dec 1918 at unknown battle and location.

He is buried in the Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery.

Does anyone have any ideas where I can obtain more info on this chap?

Lorraine

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bts1970

Lorraine

From my own experiance i would suggest

1, Local papers - As he is buried "at home" then there will probably be some information in the local papers either Roll Of Honour section or even a family piece.

2, Local history books - Not sure about Salisbury but most local History type groups publish WW1 interest booklets.

3, The wardrobe - Next to salisbury Cathederal, Wilts / Berks regimental museum offers to do research (For a price)

I am at work at the moment, i will look at my own stuff later on & see if i can help further. There are a few Wilts experts on here so hopefully between us we can maybe get somewhere further. As it stands he either died of injuries/illness sustained in the UK or was shipped home & died of his injuries recieved. Have you got his Medal Index Card (MIC) as that may shed a bit of light?

Best regards

Bob

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bts1970

Lorraine

Capt Cuthbert Francis Hodding.

Son of Francis and Mary Annie Hodding of Salisbury, Wilts;

Husband of Beryl Anstruther Dean (formerly Hodding) of Rose Cottage, Aldbourne, Marlborough, Wilts.

Unit: 4 Bn Wiltshire Regt. Died of pneumonia [home] 8.12.1918

Bob

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grantowi

Lorraine,

Welcome to the Forum.

His death is recorded in Sailsbury, so it's very likely that he died in a local hospital - possably injured overseas and brought home wounded or injured in an accident in the UK - you can order his death certificate from the GRO - http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Registeringlifeevents/Familyhistoryandresearch/index.htm

Name - Hoddings, Cuthbert F

Age - 35

District - Salisbury

Volume - 5A

Page - 418

Quarter - 4th

Year 1918

There is no MIC listed for him at the National Archives - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/browse-refine.asp?CatID=10&searchType=browserefine&pagenumber=1&query=*&queryType=1 - so he might not have served over sea's

The Wardrobe - https://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/index.php - Home of the Wilts and Berks Museum, have a photo taken in 1914 of the 1st / 4th Wilts officers taken just prior to them going off to India, there is a Hodding listed on the photo, either visit the museum - which is well worth it - or have a look at their online collection - http://www.thewardrobecollections.org.uk/ - scroll down and click on the "person" label, then enter Hodding in the box's that follow (the photo # is: SBYRW:7602). You can also check the War diarys for the 1st/4th Wilts - https://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/wardiary.php - scroll down to the bottom, select the 1/4 Wilts and then the date / year - you might find you chap mentioned as officers normally were.

In 1911 Cuthbert is a Soliciter, living with his parents in Salisbury at 143 Castle street

According to the BDM he married a Beryl A Wilkinson in 1917 (Warminster / 5A / 278 / 3rd qt / 1917)

You could ask "international wargraves", if you could take over the running of the "Find a grave" memorial page for Cuthbert, adding photos and info as you get them (no costs involved in running the page)

Hth

Grant

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bts1970

Evening Grant

Couldn`t find medals either mate, looks like he was Uk service only, maybe more in the local paper?.

Go Steady mate

Bob

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grantowi

As a second point i have 2 lads on my list that i have yet to find a home for:

JOHN, F. 30/06/1915 France 9951.

MUSSELL, Alfred J. 01/06/1915 France 18536.

Both must be 1st or 2nd battalion i suspect but as yet no definate links, has anyone medal rolls etc that they can assist me with?.

Bob,

Are these DOD's or did they survive ?

Grant

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bts1970

Grant

both survived as far as i know

JOHN, F.

Born: Purton.

Extracts from: Wilshire Regiment records.

9951 Wiltshire Regiment.

30/06/1915 Arrived in France (Detail from MIC).

Evidence for inclusion on the Purton Parish list: Wiltshire Regiment records.

MUSSELL, Private Alfred J.

Enlisted: 20/01/1915, Devizes (3rd Battalion).

Address / Next Of Kin, family details: Son of Alfred and Annie Mussell.

MIC details / Medal entitlement.

18536 Wiltshire Regiment.

21553 204th Machine Gun Corps.

British War Medal, Victory Medal, 15 Star, Meritorious Service Medal.

Extracts from: Wilshire Regiment records, London Gazette.

01/06/1915 Arrived France (Detail from MIC).

28/12/1915 To Hospital.

12/01/1916 From Hospital.

05/02/1916 Transferred to Brigade Machine Gun Company.

17/06/1918 London Gazette for the Meritorious Service Medal.

Evidence for inclusion on the Purton Parish list: Name listed in the Memorial book in St Mary’s Church, Wiltshire Regiment records.

Bob

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grantowi

Bob,

Looks like Alfred J Mussell survived as there ia a marrage between a Mr A J Mussell and a Matilda M Hinder in Malmsbury in 1929

He was born in Boscombe, Hants in 1894 and in 1911 is working as an assistant in Dads butcher dealership, living at Hill View, Purton.

Cant see a Mr F John locally

Grant

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Esskay

Interesting LG entry for Hodding - 2/11/1917

The KING has approved -the resignation of

the following Officers of the Indian Army Reserve

of Officers on transfer ito the British

Service:—

Dated 9th August, 1917.

Lieutenant Cuthbert Francis Hodding

Cheers

Sue

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Esskay

Ah - and this explains it - from Record of Service of Solicitors and Articled Clerks With His Majesty's Forces, 1914 - 1919

CUTHBERT FRANCIS HODDING.

Admitted Nov. 1909, practised at Salisbury. Mobilised Aug. 1914, as

2nd Lieut., 4th Batt. Wiltshire Regt. and proceeded to India with the Regt.,

subsequently transferred to the 2nd Gurkha Rifles on the North-Westem

Frontier until invalided home suffering from " sprue," after a time rejoined

Wiltshire Regt. in Ireland. Died Dec. 8, 1918.

Must see what "sprue" was

Cheers

Sue

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grantowi

Must see what "sprue" was

Sounds Yuckky:

Celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy. The damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats.

The exact cause of celiac disease is unknown. The lining of the intestines contains areas called villi, which help absorb nutrients. When people with celiac disease eat foods or use products that contain gluten, their immune system reacts by damaging these villi.

This damage affects the ability to absorb nutrients properly. A person becomes malnourished, no matter how much food he or she eats.

The disease can develop at any point in life, from infancy to late adulthood

Grant

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Esskay

Thanks Grant

He may have had the tropical variety - sounds even worse!!

From - good old WikiP

The illness usually starts with an attack of acute diarrhoea, fever and malaise following which, after a variable period, the patient settles into the chronic phase of diarrhoea, steatorrhoea, weight loss, anorexia, malaise and nutritional deficiencies. The symptoms of tropical sprue are:

* Diarrhea

* Steatorrhea or foul-smelling faeces

* Indigestion

* Cramps

* Weight loss and malnutrition

* Fatigue

Left untreated, nutrient and vitamin deficiencies may develop in patients with tropical sprue. These deficiencies may have the following symptoms:

* Vitamin A deficiency: hyperkeratosis or skin scales

* Vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiencies: anaemia

* Vitamin D and calcium deficiencies: spasm, bone pain, numbness and tingling sensation

* Vitamin K deficiency: bruises

Tropical sprue is endemic to India

The things you learn from this forum :unsure:

Cheers Sue

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grantowi

Bob,

I think F John is Mr Frederick Jonh KEEN, born in Highworth district 1895 (1911 details Swindon)

Enlisted 31/08/1914 in Devizes

Demobbed 13/5/1919 - Class Z

Got BW / Vic / 15 star

In 1911 is working at the Institute, Purton. In the stables. (Whole family is working there) - opps, Dads a GWR warehouseman :-(

Grant

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David Seymour

Lorraine,

For more details on Capt Hodding see R. Broadhead, Salisbury Soldiers, Tempus, 2007, p. 227 (cites Salisbury Journal, 1918.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

David

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To update my own question, might be useful to others? The details shown are compiled from evidence documented on MIC or service documentation.

66 21/07/1890 11/04/1908 GARRETT, Ernest Charles. RWY.

233 PURNELL, Arthur Frederick. 1/4th Battalion.

461 12/04/1911 MATTHEWS, Harold William. RWY.

469 24/11/1911 ALISON, John Richard. RWY.

603 SUTTON, Frederick Walter. RWY & 6th Battalion.

617 PIFF, Harry. 1/4th Battalion.

626 28/03/1913 COMPTON, Harry G A. RWY.

638 15/05/1907 15/10/1910 TITCOMBE, William. 2nd Battalion.

777 LANE, John Reginald. RWY & 6th Battalion.

883 03/08/1914 RICHARDSON, Edmond St. John. RWY.

905 WOODWARD, Bertie. RWY.

1050 05/09/1914 ROBSON, Herbert Mayo Hick. RWY.

1225 CUTTS, Edwin Frederick. 1/4th Battalion.

1517 26/05/1898 STONE, Herbert Henry. RWY.

2702 04/09/1914 HEDGES, William James. 4th Battalion.

3152 06/10/1914 FREEGARD, Samuel Edward Lawrence. 2/4th Battalion.

4251 TELLING, Alfred William John jnr. Wiltshire Regiment.

4333 STONE, Herbert Henry. 1/4th Battalion.

5511 COWARD, William A. 1st and 2nd Battalion.

5829 08/09/1914 HICKS, Montague Matthew. 6th Battalion.

6124 30/10/1902 WOODWARD, Henry. 1st Battalion.

6323 26/06/1903 HOLDER, Edward. 1st Battalion.

6444 22/10/1903 DRURY, Henry Philip. 1st Battalion.

6481 18/11/1903 KIBBLEWHITE, Charles James. 1st Battalion.

6777 22/02/1904 BEACHAM, Walter Reginald. 1st Battalion.

6921 08/06/1903 PAINTER, Thomas. 1st Battalion.

6935 09/07/1904 TITCOMBE, Walter Edmond. 1st Battalion.

7110 07/11/1904 GREENAWAY, Albert. 1st, 2nd and 6th Battalion.

7176 02/01/1905 KING, Albert Tom. 1st Battalion.

7252 05/04/1905 KIBBLEWHITE, Ernest Henry. 1st and 5th Battalion.

7525 15/05/1906 BULL, Daniel George. 1st and 5th Battalion.

7586 16/07/1906 03/09/1906 POUND, James. 1st Battalion.

7833 30/04/1907 PAINTER, Edwin C. 2nd Battalion.

7870 GIBBS, Henry J. 1st Battalion.

8305 04/02/1909 LINSELL, James. 2nd Battalion.

8467 19/11/1909 MORGAN, Thomas. 1st Battalion.

8478 10/01/1910 COOK, Arthur Nelson. 2nd Battalion.

8603 29/11/1910 MORGAN, William George. 2nd Battalion.

3/8776 CLARK, James. 2nd Battalion.

8910 FISHER, Herbert. 2nd Battalion.

3/9152 DIXON, Raymond Philip Baker. 2nd Battalion.

9237 11/08/1914 BUNCE, Edward John. 6th Battalion.

3/9368 ILES, Edwin Lewis. 2nd Battalion.

9846 JEFFERIES, Henry Reginald. 1st Battalion.

9942 31/08/1914 BUNCE, Arthur Robert. 5th Battalion.

9943 31/08/1914 MATTHEWS, Harry Robert Thomas. 5th and 6th Battalion.

9946 31/08/1014 SHAILES, William. 1st Battalion.

9947 31/08/1914 SUTTON, Frank. RWY, 1st and 5th Battalion.

9948 31/08/1914 RUMMING, Ernest Charles. 2nd Battalion

9951 31/08/1914 KEEN, Frederick. 5th Battalion.

9957 11/09/1914 GREENAWAY, Frederick Charles. Wiltshire Regiment.

9970 29/10/1888 GUNTER, Arthur James. 2nd Battalion.

10123 31/08/1914 CALDWELL, Nelson. 1st Battalion.

10326 01/09/1914 HUNT, Henry John. 2nd Battalion.

10454 01/09/1914 SELWOOD, Fred. 1st and 5th Battalion.

10619 01/09/1914 EDMONDS, Charles Reginald. 5th Battalion.

11191 01/09/1914 KING, Albert John. Wiltshire Regiment.

11292 01/09/1914 NETHERCOTE, William Frederick. 6th Battalion.

11345 03/09/1914 OCKWELL, Arthur. 1st and 5th Battalion.

11487 11/09/1914 FISHER, Frederick George. 6th Battalion.

11607 00/09/1914 CURTIS, Bertie William. 5th Battalion.

12334 00/09/1914 BUTCHER, George Edward. 2nd Battalion.

12350 MILLS, Robert. 7th Battalion.

13467 07/09/1914 MATTHEWS, Alfred W. 5th Battalion.

13713 NEWMAN, Edgar William Francis. 2/4th Battalion.

13774 30/10/1914 MATTHEWS, Percy Charles. 2nd Battalion.

13936 09/11/1914 EMBURY, Thomas Henry. 2nd Battalion.

18065 08/12/1914 SMITH, Sidney Rowland. 5th Battalion.

18513 18/01/1915 LAW, Denis. 3rd Battalion.

18536 20/01/1915 MUSSELL, Alfred J. Wiltshire Regiment.

19171 16/03/1915 EDMONDS, William John. 1st and 5th Battalion.

19456 14/04/1915 JEFFERIES, Albert Percy. Wiltshire Regiment.

202131 11/12/1915 STONE, Herbert Henry. 1/4th Battalion.

203179 SUTTON, Frederick Walter. RWY, 6th Battalion.

203306 LANE, John Reginald. RWY, 6th Battalion.

20672 04/05/1915 HAYWARD, Albert Edward. 2nd Battalion.

20723 11/05/1915 LITTEN, Frederick Henry. 5th Battalion.

20888 26/05/1915 DASH, Percy Edward. 5th Battalion.

20900 25/05/1915 STALEY, Frederick William. 1/4th Battalion.

22446 15/11/1915 TITCOMBE, George. 8th Battalion.

22657 SELWOOD, Thomas John. 5th Battalion.

22663 BUNCE, Clarence Grey. 5th Battalion.

22755 CURTIS, Edward Frank. 6th Battalion.

22847 COMPTON, Abel Ernest John. 5th Battalion.

22941 BURGESS, Francis John. 1st Battalion.

23610 TUCK, William John. 1st Battalion.

23611 06/12/1915 CURTIS, James. 5th Battalion.

23612 09/12/1915 SHAILES, Alfred. 8th Battalion.

23613 LEWIS, Albert Job. 1st and 2nd Battalion.

24210 LOVELOCK, Victor Rowland. 2nd Battalion.

24582 BLETSO, Frederick James Sherwood. 8th Battalion.

24583 HEDGES, Edward Harry. 6th Battalion.

25476 HEDGES, Percy Thomas. 6th Battalion.

25773 EVELEIGH, William Charles. 6th Battalion.

26662 18/10/1915 READ, William John. 1st Battalion.

29836 07/06/1915 WORLEY, Francis Woodhouse. 4th Battalion.

33578 31/01/1917 HUNTLEY, Harry Arthur Ernest. 3rd Battalion.

33665 LARGE, Clayton. 1st Battalion.

58106 COOK, Elijah. RWY.

204638 GOUGH, Arthur Henry. 1st Battalion.

320588 GREEN, Mervyn Howard Tom. RWY, 6th Battalion.

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Keith Vaughan

No. 5397 Pte. HARDING, Alfred

b.1876 Middle Woodford, Wiltshire. - d.1951 Horndean, Hampshire.

Home Service: 3rd (Militia) Battalion, Wiltshire Regt.

No.: 4088.

Date: 14th March 1893.

Discharge: Purchased by employer 6 months later.

Active Service: Duke of Edinburgh's (2nd Wilts.) Regt.

No.: 5397.

Dates: 1899-1902. 2nd Anglo-Boer War.

(Survived epidemic of enteric fever at Bloemfontein, 1900)

Transferred to Reserve from Dublin, 1903.

Active Service: Duke of Edinburgh's (2nd Wilts.) Regt.

1914-1919.

QM's Company, Wagon Driver.

Source: NA Medal Card.

Alfred was my maternal grandfather.

I hope these details may be of help, albeit in a small way.

Cordially,

Keith

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derekspiers

Seasider

You can add my two great uncles to your Wiltshire Regiment data... as below. Both Privates.

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WD61JG

Hi

My great grandfather was in the Wiltshire Regiment 21620 PTE Albert Beadle, unfortunately I am unable to find out what battalion.. If anyone could help with this would be very grateful.

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bts1970

The closest lads I have are

20900 enlisted 25/05/1915 1/4th Battalion.

22466 enlisted 15/11/1915 8th Battalion.

The lads either side are all 5th & 6th Battalion, nothing definite to go on of course.

Bob

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joany

SEASIDER70 - Re: Your Post on 8.3.2013 '9970 29/10/1888 GUNTER, Arthur James. 2nd Battalion'

The date you have above is 29/10/1888 for Arthur James Gunter. That date is, I think, when his father James Fry Gunter was enlisted, Arthur wasn't born until 1892. Arthur served in WW1 in the RFA Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, 1st Wiltshire Battery,3rd Wessex Division, in India and Mesopotamia. His army number was 1638. They were both from Purton. It is my Grandfather and G Grandfather.

I currently have an information request being dealt with by 'The Wardrobe' on James Gunter's correct army ID and service.

Joan

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bts1970

Hi Joany

You got mail!

Best regards

Bob

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Dalocripps

Dear Bob,

My grandfather, Pvt. Archibald Ness MCCALL # 25982 was with the 2nd Battalion Wilt, and earlier with the 5th Batt. Dorset Regiment # 27987 in WW1.

All I know is that he was captured at the Battle of St Quentin in March 1918 and was a POW until the end of the war.

I would really like to get any further information of his war records from anyone who has a serviceman or photos of this battalion.

Many thanks

Lorraine

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j reeves

Hi

My grandfather served with the Wiltshire regt ,here is what i know of him if it is of any use...

7791 private Maurice William Reeves [he was listed as a lance corpral in a newspaper but there is no evidence of this on his records]

enlisted 13.03.07

posted to 2nd btn 31.07.07

posted to 1st btn 30.01.12

transferred to army resreve 12.03.14

mobilized and rejoined colours and posted to 1st btn 05.08.14

recieved gunshot wound to left shoulder 26.08.14

p.o.w. Germany 18.02.15- 26.11.17

interned Switzerland 27.11.17-05.12.18

repatriated 06.12.18

posted to depot 07.12.18

posted to 3rd btn 10.02.19

discharged 'no longer fit for war service' 15.03.19

any other information would be much appreciated

best regards

John Reeves

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