AlanWrigglesworth Posted 6 January , 2011 Share Posted 6 January , 2011 Hello All, I seek some information regarding the above. (1) his MIC gives no indication of battalion. Taking 20 regimental numbers above and below I found all those with a specified battalion to be 1st KOSB. May I realistically assume that 1st KOSB was GHW's battalion ? Does anyone categorically know that it was or that he served elsewhere if it was not ? (2) I was unable to trace regimental numbers 18661, and 18670 through 18673, does anyone know who 'owned' these numbers ? Or is possible to find out who they were at the National Archive ? ***** (3) about 95% of the MICs regimental numbers examined, 18647/ 18867, entered Theatre of War, 2B or 2B Balkans, on 03-08-1915, with one going to Egypt and one to France, except GHW, who entered on 24-09-1915. Am I correct in assuming that all these people would have gone to Suvla and Scimitar Hill. Why would GHW have been 7 weeks late ? (4) I understand that illness, wounding may have prompted transfer to the Labour Corps. His MIC does not indicate an SWB, so there is no knowledge of the latter. Form Z21 indicated Transfer to the Reserve, 13-04-1919 from 804 Company Labour Corps, which Starling and Lee indicate was formed September 1917, in Egypt. If GHW was with 1st KOSB is there any way of finding out about his missing 18 months, as 1st KOSB left Egypt, post Gallipoli, in March 1916. Are there records which might show where he was for part of that time ? Or would he have gone to the Somme with 1st KOSB, then ended up, back where he started in Egypt 18 months later ? My grateful thanks to anyone who can shed any light on the above or advise on possible lines of enquiry. Finally I have details on about 40 KOSB soldiers (18647- 18687, though missing the numbers listed above: 9200 Lawson: 18524 Precious and 18528 Gray), more details on some than others, which I am happy to let anyone have who feels that they may be of use. Thanks, Alan W *** The reason I ask this is that family folklore had GHW working for York City Tramways and 6 of them are supposed to have enlisted on the same day. York City Council Minutes indicate that 6 Tramways staff all left together. I am keen to wrap the 'mystery' up and these missing numbers hold the key.I have established the following: 18663, Frank Knowles lived in York and in 1911 worked for York Library. 18665, Charles A. Barstow lived in York and in 1911 worked for York Tramways. 18666, Edward Hunter lived in York and in 1911 worked as a Boot Repairer. Wounded and discharged. 18667, George Edward Wrigglesworth lived in York and in 1911 worked for York Tramways. 18669, Robert Henry Drew lived in York and in 1911 worked for York Tramways. Killed. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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