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alantwo

Hi Steve

 

There are quite a few men from 1/5th Bedfordshires in the Assaye records, but neither of the two men you are looking for are listed.  I checked both names and numbers just in case of transcription errors, sorry I couldn't be more help.

 

Regards

Alan

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steve fuller
1 hour ago, alantwo said:

There are quite a few men from 1/5th Bedfordshires in the Assaye records

I imagine there would be - thanks very much for your time. Will have to pull it and collect the Beds data when I'm there next ... 

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Steven Poore

Hello Alan, 

I've found this thread very interesting and informative, so first off thanks for all this! My mother has been researching the service records of some of the family, and we've discovered that my great-grandfather was admitted to HMHS Assaye on 2nd January 1916. The records we have for William Lot Poore show him serving in the 5th (Service) Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment, gaining the 1914-15 Star during his time in the Balkans in 1915, but having also served in France before that. At some point he also served in South Africa! We're interested to know where HMHS Assaye would have been at the start of 1916, as well as any additional details that the logs may have regarding William.

Poore, WL

Index of admission: 697

Rank: L Cpl

Service Number 14135

Admission date: 02/01/16

MH106/1936

 

Many thanks again, 

 

Steve P

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alantwo

Hello Steve

 

Thanks for getting in touch and welcome to the Forum. It looks as though you have much of William's admission details, but I can add he was in 'C' Company, aged 26 and he had completed 1 year of service. He had completed 5 months with the field force and given that 'C' Company arrived on the peninsular on the 17th July, it is about right. The reason for admission is NYD (not yet diagnosed) which suggests he was suffering from an illness rather than wounds. As you are aware William was admitted on the 2nd January and HMHS Assaye continued to admit casualties until the 4th, when it left for Alexandria, Egypt, arriving on the 9th. According to Westlake the 5th (Service) Battalion, The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment), were evacuated from the peninsular on 10th December but re-embarked on the 30th for Cape Helles and 'V' Beach where they remained until the 6th January. Other admissions to HMHS Assaye on the 2nd January include units such as 1/4th Royal Scots, 1/7th HLI, 1/5th KOSB and 1st Lancashire Fusiliers all of which were at Cape Helles, thus it suggests your casualty was picked up from there.

 

I wasn't able to locate a War Diary for the 5th Wiltshires for the time they were at Cape Helles. It is unlikely William would be named but it may give some background to their situation.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Regards

Alan

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Steven Poore

Many thanks Alan, you've given us some good leads to work on there. :)

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alantwo

Steve

 

No problem. Couple of points of interest to add, William's religion is given as C of E and on the ship he was in Ward L.

 

Alan

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stevem49
On 11/30/2013 at 18:03, alantwo said:

Steve

The Regiments are listed, I've copied the top of the page and the entry for Gerald above and it will give an idea of the information given.

Regards

Alan

Alan

Sincere apologies as I do not seem to have thanked you for your reply (must be old age :) )

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alantwo

Hi Steve not a problem, hope the research has gone well,

 

Alan

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notgottaname

Hi Alantwo 

 

Not sure if you are still helping but I found my wife's grandfather William Roberts a private 16191 who was taken sick 6/6/1916 and transferred to sick convoy on 18/6/1916. I think this was on H.M.A.T Ship Assaye.  No. desig of ward  H18.

 

Do you see any record of this?

 

Cheers

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alantwo

Hello Notgottaname

 

Thanks for your post and welcome to the Forum. The last admissions I have are for early January 1916 and the date you have given for your casualty is later in the year. I will check for you tomorrow,  but I think it is unlikely that I will have a record of him.

 

Regards

Alan

 

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alantwo

As per my post yesterday I do not have an entry for your casualty. I checked his name and both of his two Regimental Numbers 18543 or 16191.

 

Sorry I could not be of more help.

 

Regards

Alan

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pap

Please could you check Walter Smith Service number 2529 Army Cyclist Corps, died 6/1/1916 many thanks

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alantwo
On ‎11‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 06:43, pap said:

Please could you check Walter Smith Service number 2529 Army Cyclist Corps, died 6/1/1916 many thanks

 

pap

 

There is one casualty on board Assaye noted as having died that day and being buried at sea, but it's not the man you are looking for.

 

Regards

Alan

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pap

Alan,  thank you Pap

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PJS

Would you please check for my Grandfather:

 

Pvt Arthur Slater, 351001, 1st/9th Btn. Manchester Regiment
Wounded Gallipoli 9-9-1915 
Admitted No 5 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Cairo 24-9-15

 

Thank You

Peter

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