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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

A couple of mentions in the LG in the 1870s & 80s.

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museumtom

Thanks lads.

3rd North Staffordshire I make it. He is not lised as a pensioner in the 1911 Census thats why I wondered if he was still in service when he died.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

Born 3rd April 1858 according to this:

Google Books

 

Army List 1898

The Prince of Wales's North Staffordshire Regt.
3rd Battalion. (Formerly tne King's Own 2nd Stafford Light Infantry .)
Head Quarters, Lichfield.

Major. George Crampton Hall, Hon. Lt.Colonel 20 June 92

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ss002d6252

I also can't see an obvious entry for Col Hall on the 1915 retired/pension lists.

 

Craig

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museumtom

Well that's it then lads, not a contender for WW1 service. It was worth a shot, thanks for all the help!! 

Kindest regards.

 Tom.

 

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George Rayner

Here's his probate...

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George

(Late to the party as been in the garden!)

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museumtom

Thanks George for that, so it seems he might still have been in service when he died?

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ss002d6252
27 minutes ago, museumtom said:

Thanks George for that, so it seems he might still have been in service when he died?

I think he was probably using his title in retirement, unless something else can be found.

 

Craig

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

What's the significance of the 'Hon.' prefix.

Was it purely honorary, so a ceremonial post, or was this a post in the professional or territorial army or militia.

Perhaps if it was purely honorary, then perhaps it wasn't something that needed resigning from, and wouldn't count as being on the army's books.

I'm guessing here.

Perhaps a real Lt.-Col. could explain how it works?

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museumtom

Thank you for all the helpful suggestions. Yeah I see what you mean, a Hon eh? I will have to leave him on the back burner I think for now anyway.

 Thanks lads. I will try and find a hard one that will stump even you guys!

Chance would be a fine thing.

 Kind regards.

 Tom.

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ss002d6252

Col Hall retired in 1911

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Craig

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museumtom

On the ball Craig, that nails it sure enough. Thanks for looking again.

 Kind regards.

 Tom.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

Thought I had Harrington then.

Carrigaline, Cork, RGA man, but far too young, born around 1882.

Doesn't name his father in NOK, only his mother Mary, and siblings Timothy, John, William & David.

Any connection?

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museumtom

Yes it is George, a better fit is right. Thanks for looking.

 King regards.

 Tom,.

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little bob

Find my Past has a record for   Thomas Harrington  2857   14th Regiment of Foot   (West Yorkshire Regiment)  Attested 7th April 1878, born Mallow, Co.Cork. Had lots of health issues.

 

Bob

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
3 minutes ago, museumtom said:

Please don't find this one easily, I tried my best but it did not work. What am I doing wrong?

 Kind regards.

 Tom.

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Sorry:

PrivateHESELTINE, F

Service Number L/4242

Died 08/09/1915

12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers

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museumtom

My God lads, it will take me a bit to sort it all out and add it to my files. Its stunning research, what a team! In future I'll just do the writing, you guys and gals are second to none, thank you very much. I am privileged to have you on my side.

I hope ye don't mind if I take the rest of the night off, the dog has a lead in his mouth and the wife has gone quiet.....more quiet than usual.

Thanks again, I am sure you are sick of me saying that but I really am most thankful for your assistance. If it were not for you I would have passed over 90% of the lads you found.

Kind regards.

 Tom.

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museumtom

I just heard Haseltine made it through the IFCP. Now its up to the MOD to accept him. Well done to all!!

Kindest regards.

 Tom.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

Sorry Tom,

I didn't make it clear that it was the CWGC details I pasted in #321!

 

Heseltine, F

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museumtom

Humble apologies Dai, I missed that.

Kind regards.

 Tom.

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