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Is anyone able to shed any more light on the service of these two brothers please - any information greatly appreciated.

Horace Henry Alfred Angell:

medal card shows the following information:

Regiment/Rank: Royal Engineers/Sapper

Regiment No: 148401

Medals: Victory RE/101 B 81, pg 1722 British "

Horace was born in 1897. His address with his family on the 1911 census was, 24 Church Street, Fenny Stratford,Buckinghamshire.

Unable to find anything on his brother who according to the family served in WW1: Alfred Samuel Angell Born: 22 March 1899

Alfred's address with his family on the 1911 census was also, 24 Church Street, Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire.

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Squirrel. Horace died 7-12-1959 at number 22 Church St Fenney Stratford. Administration to Maria Grace Williamson wife of Laurence Oliver Williamson, he left £2515-4-11d. His brother sailed off to Egypt 3-5-1929 (was living also at number 22) sailed 2nd class due to land at Port Said occupation listed as a foreman. No trace of any service in the forces for him though. Regards. Ralph.

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It might be worth highlighting the Fenny Stratford link in the topic titles as I know we have one or two members here with an interest.


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Hi Squirrel, Alfred Samuel Angell (dob 27.3.1899) was my Grandfather and Horace, (DOB 1897) my Great Uncle. I should let you know I joined the GWF yesterday looking for info. on the brothers, so I have no idea how to download images etc.. Horace Alfred Henry Angell: I have a family photo dated October 1918 of Horace in full Army uniform. I have also been sent copies of articles: (1) From 'Bletchley during the first world war"- 25/B states ..."having enlisted in the Royal Engineers after some 16 months in France, Horace Angell, their son came home on a short leave for the first time in October 1917, and stayed with his parents at their home at 22 Church Street, Fenny Stratford. Horace was gassed during his active service."....., An obituary in the NBT dated 17.12.1959 also states that Horace was gassed during ww1. A further article from the North Buck Times:



Horace H. A. Angell, Sapper 148401 Royal Engineers.

Church Street.

Born C1898 at Elstree, Hertfordshire.

Entitled to the British War & Victory Medals.

I haven't seen the originals of the above- (I am writing from NZ) and found the same details as you re. the medal card index. Recently I have looked up the National Archives (internet) WO 329/1, which shows under the Unit column RE (101). What is 101??? I have been unable to locate service records on Ancestry for either of the brothers and assume they are destroyed.Have you been able to find out any further info.ie When/ where gassed. Units served etc.... As for my Grandfather Alfred, I have a copy of a photo of him in uniform, and a family story re. him arriving home, but I haven't located any documents about his war service- I can't find anything on him. (Help!!) Thanks Susan.

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Hello Susan - PM sent.

I wonder if Alfred served but did not go overseas - that might account for him not having an MIC.

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