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Evening,

I can only find 1 document on Ancestry and War heros about my great grandfather.

He lost his arm in WW2 in France..From what I understand it was amputated by the Germans, he survived the war.

William Marcus Drewett

Connaught Rangers, Royal Munster Fusiliers , I belive the 3rd Battalion, from another thread I came across on this forum.

Regimental Number 4872, 14055

Born - 2 Nov 1895 (Battersea, London)

Died 8 Aprl 1970 (Wandsworth, London)

This is the only document I can find on Ancestry -----------> British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 Record for William M Drewett (could anyone explain what medals he recieved on that document? I've done some reading, it's all v.new to me..!!)

Would anyone be able to see if they can find any more information? documents?

Or even where aprox he may of been in battle?

Thanks, in advance for any tips anyone might have. It would thrill my Nan to be able to find out some more information about her dad! Like many, he never spoke of the war

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He also has a silver war badge entry on ancestry.You refer to ww2 which i am taking as a typo, The majority of service records for ww1 were lost due to bombing in ww2 so chances are his records did not survive.john

Enlisted 14/11/14 dicharged due to wounds 10/7/19.

http://search.ancest...h=148753=

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Thanks Munster, yes sorry! Typo.

Thanks for finding that document, I don't know how you found it, I hadn't been able to find anything.!

I am now confused, if I am on the wrong track. The link you gave me states 'Cork' at the bottom, surley he wasn't in Ireland? Or is that where the location of the office was?

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Thanks Munster, yes sorry! Typo.

Thanks for finding that document, I don't know how you found it, I hadn't been able to find anything.!

I am now confused, if I am on the wrong track. The link you gave me states 'Cork' at the bottom, surley he wasn't in Ireland? Or is that where the location of the office was?

Hi Cork would have been the Munsters Depot it would not be unusual for a man being ill to be discharged through the Batallion at the depot. A family member of my own joined the RDF in Warrington and trained in Ireland no hard and fast rule.john

PS there is also service records on ancetry for Thomas Drewett of Wandsworth Road Clapham, at that time and up untill i was a child part of the Borough of Battersea. A brother maybe.

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Hi,

On 7 July 1916 the 3rd Battalion Connaught Rangers furnished a draft of 200 Other Ranks transferred to the 3rd Royal Munster Fusiliers for service with the 1st Royal Munster Fusiliers in France

His Royal Munster Fusiliers regimental number would most likely make him part of this draft. Also his Connaught Rangers regimental number and date enlisting would have him enlisting into the 3rd Battalion Connaught Rangers.

On 2 May 1915 2nd Lieutenants N S B Kidson and W A Taaffe with 410 Other Ranks proceeded from the 3rd Battalion Connaught Rangers to join the 1st Battalion Connaught Rangers. Major A G Kemball 31st Punjabis and Lieutenant I Garvey proceeded as far as the Overseas Base as draft conducting Officers and returned as soon as duty completed. He would have been part of this draft. He seems to have returned to the 3rd Battalion later, prehaps after he was wounded.

This is a list I have been working on of the draft to the Royal Munster Fusiliers the 14*** number is the regimental number for the Royal Munster Fusiliers the 2nd number is the Connaught Ranger number.

Regards Mark

Frederick Ashmore Royal Munster Fusiliers 14000

James Atkinson Royal Munster Fusiliers 14001

4601 George J Abbott Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14002

14003

6110 Michael Brosnan Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14004

5624 James Byrne Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14005

4986 John J Bowyer Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14006

John Byrne Royal Munster Fusiliers 14007

Peter Bowes Royal Munster Fusiliers 14008

14009

4467 John Barry Pte R Muns Fus 14010

14011

14012

Thomas Burke Royal Munster Fusiliers 14013

14014

3043 Martin Brennan Private 1 Royal Munster Fusiliers 14015

14016

14017

3151 John W M Brack Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14018

14019

14020

5352 Owen Callaghan Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14021

Thomas Condon Royal Munster Fusiliers, 14022

Thomas Connelly Royal Munster Fusiliers 14023

4059 Patrick Collins Lance Corporal Royal Munster Fusiliers 14024

3028 Sydney Chester Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14025

Patrick Collins Royal Munster Fusiliers 3/14026

2926 Edwin R Cartridge Pte Muns Fus 14027

5110 Thomas Connelly Private 3rd Royal Munster Fusiliers 14028

767 John Clesby Pte 4th Royal Munster Fusiliers 14029

14030

793 Peter Coyle Pte R Munster Fus 14031

14032

14033

Martin Coyne Royal Munster Fusiliers 14034

3882 John Craig Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14035

14036

14037

3327 Arthur W Coaton Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14038

4820 Henry R Cook Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14039

9013 Harry Connolly Pte 1st Royal Munster Fusiliers 14040

3515 John P Durkin Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14041

825 Patrick Dempsey Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14042

John Donnelly Royal Munster Fusiliers 14043

William Dove Royal Munster Fusiliers 14044

Thomas Doyle Royal Munster Fusiliers 14045

14046

3/5580 Michael Dempsey Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14047

10904 Michael Delaney Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14048

4663 John A Dovaston Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14049

14050

5330 James Downey Pte R Muns Fus 14051

14052

14053

3039 Thomas Dunleavy Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14054

4872 William M Drewett Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14055

10899 Michael Cunningham Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14056

4708 Joseph Edwards Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14057

8426 Michael Flanagan Pte1st Royal Munster Fusiliers 14058

9354 James Feely Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14059

Timothy Fitzgerald Royal Munster Fusiliers 14060

John Finnegan Royal Munster Fusiliers 14061

14062

2915 P Fitzgerald Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14063

John Flannigan Royal Munster Fusiliers 14064

5636 John Ferris Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14065

4221 Anthony Ferguson Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14066

5637 Edward Fannan Pte R Munster Fus 14067

8745 Edward Fennessey Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14068

10858 James Fleming Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14069

Joseph Fitzsimmons Royal Munster Fusiliers 14070

14071

1099 Owen Gannon Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14072

James Goodwin Royal Munster Fusiliers 14073

14074

3972 William Goucher Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14075

10793 Francis Bruke Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14076

3348 William Green Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14077

3854 Peter Gallacher Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14078

5403 William Gordon Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14079

1429 John Gaffney Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14080

3759 John Gallagher Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14081

5381 John Glynn Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14082

14083

14084

5498 Frank Hanna Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14085

5706 Alfred W Hamilton Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14086

1012 Joseph Hoare Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14087

Michael Healy Royal Munster Fusiliers 14088

James Biggins Royal Munster Fusiliers 14089

14090

14091

14092

11061 Thomas Judge Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14093

Joseph Jordan Royal Munster Fusiliers 14094

3202 John Johnson Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14095

10847 Michael Kelly Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14096

52 James Keating Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14097

4130 John Kenny Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14098

14099

527 James Keogh Pte R Muns Fus 14100

14101

14102

William Kelly Royal Munster Fusiliers 14103

John Kennedy Royal Munster Fusiliers 14104

2930 Patrick W Kelly Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14105

4275 Peter Kelly Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14106

4813 Augustus Kensett Pte R Muns Fus 14107

6627 Patrick Kelly Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14108

Thomas Lawlor Royal Munster Fusiliers 3/14109

14110

14111

14112

14113

14114

14115

10921 Patrick McDonald Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14116

10649 James McKeever Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14117

5047 R McNicholas Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14118

580 John McMahon Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14119

3909 Thomas McFadden Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14120

14121

14122

Thomas McConville Royal Munster Fusiliers 14123

James McFadyen Royal Munster Fusiliers 14124

Patrick McNicholas Royal Munster Fusiliers 14125

8579 John McNally Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14126

578 James McNeice Lance Corporal Royal Munster Fusiliers 14127

10975 William McQuade Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14128

5107 Thomas McNamara Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14129

14130

5768 Daniel McShane Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14131

14132

3907 John Malley Pte R Mun Fus 14133

14134

4527 Ernest S Mellor Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14135

4729 William Morley Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14136

4951 Thomas O'hara Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14136

3229 Thomas Myers Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14137

3818 Patrick Mannion Corporal Royal Munster Fusiliers 14138

3015 George H Moore Lance Corporal Private Royal Munster Fusiliers14139

3466 Denis Murphy Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14140

4215 William Morrison Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14141

John J Moylan Royal Munster Fusiliers 14142

3231 J Mattacks Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14143

3457 Albert R Marsden Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14144

5715 George Mann Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14145

1032 Joseph Murphy Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14146

14147

3948 Joseph Moone Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14148

4136 James Nolan Corporal Royal Munster Fusiliers 14149

14150

14151

5744 Timothy O'Shea Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14152

John O'Callaghan Royal Munster Fusiliers 14153

14154

3471 Michael O'Brien Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14155

4951 Thomas O'hara Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14156

Peter O'Connell Royal Munster Fusiliers 14157

14158

14159

14160

658 Thomas Plunkett Pte Royal Munster Fusiliers 14161

James Powell Royal Munster Fusiliers 14162

4783 Harry Penfold Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14163

3477 Horace Page Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14164

14165

4012 Michael Robinson Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14166

14167

Michael Regan Royal Munster Fusiliers 14168

8549 Patrick Roache Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14169

14170

5266 Henry Roney Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14171

14172

3830 Peter Rafferty Pte R Mun F 14173

1453 Tom Sherlock Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14174

10992 Richard Scott Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14175

9804 Montague W Smith Corporal Royal Munster Fusiliers 14176

3704 Vernon Sanderson Pte R Muns Fus 14177

7889 Fred Sleater Privatel Royal Munster Fusiliers 14178

4427 John Swift Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14179

14180

14181

4618 Henry Stow Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14182

5609 John Stenson Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14183

939John Tague Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14184

4040 Thomas Treacy Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14185

14186

11148 John Walsh Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14187

4712 Arthur Wood Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14188

Michael Ward Royal Munster Fusiliers 14189

Lawrence Ward Royal Munster Fusiliers 14190

14191

3264 Alfred Walker Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14192

4649 Walter G E Woollard Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14193

Edward Waters Royal Munster Fusiliers 14194

4035 Joseph Ward Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14195

3112 Alfred Wragg Sergeant Royal Munster Fusiliers 14196

William Simms R Mun R 14197

John Clarke Royal Munster Fusiliers 14198

5224 J Rooney Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 14199

14200

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Hi,

He is on a list of wounded issued 28 Feb 1916 in the Irish Times 9 March 1916 as wounded in Mesopotamia 1st Battalion Connaught Rangers, Drewett, 4872, Pte. W;

Regards Mark

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