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68th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery


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Looking for any help please with the above and of 190260 Alexander Richardson who died 26 October 1918 in particular.

Have been unable to trace service record or medal card for him - Iam trying to piece together whatever I can to help an elderly relative so any assistance would be most graciously received.

thank you.

Cowgate

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Not much I know, but he may well have enjoyed performances by the battery's concert party, The Bang Boys, when off-duty out of the line.

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Some information on this topic may be of interest:

Royal Garrison Artillery, 68th Siege Battery

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=71078&st=0&p=644182&hl=siege%20battery&fromsearch=1entry644182

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Not sure why you cannot find his MIC but try http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D4847283 . To find out where the battery was you would need to view the war diary for 89th Brigade which you can see at the Nat. Archives under WO 95/480. If this brigade is incorrect then I am sure someone will post and correct it.

For time of enlistment and his route to the 68th Sge Bty then you should view the records of 190345 (incorrectly given as 190545 on Ancestry) Romney, Thomas. He joined within days of Gnr. Richardson and also joined this battery.

Kevin

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