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Terry Carter
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Hi folks

I have downloaded the two cards for a friend at work. They were his grandad and great uncle, both from Birmingham. can anyone help interpret what the info means. It does not look much to me.

L R Cluley was KIA.

Cheers

Terry

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Both were gunners with the Royal Field Artillery. William Cluley went to France on 4th October 1915, and was entitled to a 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. The second card shows that Leonard Cluley was entitled to a British War Medal and Victory Medal, which indicates that he didn't serve in a theatre of war until sometime after 1st January 1916. The letters 'TF' in the medal roll references would seem to indicate that they were both Territorial Soldiers. The references relate to the Medal Rolls held at the National Archives. These sometimes give additional information, ie the actual unit served with.

Regards

Gavin

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Guest Ian Bowbrick

The units served in are transparent from their 6 figure TF numbers:

Leonard CLULEY - 3rd Brigade, South Midlands Division RFA (Warwick)

William CLULEY - 2nd Brigade, North Midlands Division RFA (Stafford)

Ian

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In an early reply Ian indicated that the service numbers on the MICs for your three men were indicative of the following units:

Leonard CLULEY - 3rd Brigade, South Midlands Division RFA (Warwick)

William CLULEY - 2nd Brigade, North Midlands Division RFA (Stafford)

Henry JACKSON - Divisional Ammunition Column, 1st London Division RFA TF (City Of London)

Actually the use of the term "Division" is inappropriate; these units were brigades, not divisions:

For Leonard CLULEY the unit should be 3rd South Midland Brigade, RFA TF. The 1st line of this brigade became 242nd Brigade, RFA TF in 48th Division and the 2nd line of this brigade became 307th Brigade, RFA TF in 61st Division.

For William CLULEY the unit should be 2nd North Midland Brigade, RFA TF. The 1st line of this brigade became 231st Brigade, RFA TF in 46th Division and the 2nd line became 296th Brigade, RFA TF in 59th Division.

For Henry JACKSON the unit should be 1st London Brigade Ammunition Column, RFA TF. The 1st line of the brigade became 56th Divisional Ammunition Column and the 2nd Line became 58th Divisional Ammunition Column.

Regards. Dick Flory

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