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1/4th Welsh Bn Service no. & period of service


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My Great Uncle David Richards was a Pte/L Cpl/Corporal in 1/4th Welsh Bn (53rd Div). His Reg.no. was 3269.

He arrived in Suva/Gallipoli on 7 Aug 1915 and presumably evacuated to Egypt with his Bn on 11 Dec 1915.

He was discharged on 8 May 1916. Why such a short period of service? Does the low Reg no. indicate he was serving in the territorials for a long time and his service time was up? Or could there be another reason? Wounded?



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Have you looked at Ancestry to see if his service record and medal card survive? If they haven't survived then I suspect it will be difficult/impossible to form a conclusion.


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