Justinth Posted 22 October , 2013 Share Posted 22 October , 2013 Dear AllI am investigating the transfer of a 4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Soldier, Lance Corporal Norman Harry Shutt 127459 (his LNLR number is not included on his medal card). Thanks to forum pal IPT pointing me in the direction of 127462 J Murgatroyd (also ex-LNLR regiment) I know that the transfer must have taken place on or near to the 10th November 1917. I was hoping that either (or both) a Loyal North Lances/MGC experts might have the relevant war diaries for 1/4th or 2/4th LNLR for October/November 1917 (hopefully mentioning the transfer of some men to the MGC) or an MGC expert might know of a relevant entry or transfer in this time into the MGC from the LNLR. Here is what I know so far about Norman Harry Shutt: I have been given a single page discharge record for Lance Corporal Norman Harry Shutt to investigate. The record includes information that cannot be found in his medical card or SWB record such as his previous service in the 4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (no dates are given and no previous service number for his time in the LNLR). He also had a wound stripe and two blue chevrons (2 years) of overseas service. Norman Shutt enlisted at Preston. His Army service began on 30th August 1915 (he enlisted at Preston) and on or around 10th November 1917 he transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. His service no in the Machine Gun Corps was 127459 and his service record does not survive. He was discharged from the MGC on 29th August 1918. Also looked in The war history of the 1st/4th Battalion, the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, now the Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire), 1914-1918 (1921) http://archive.org/d...oryof1st400grea at the appendix of casualties, Norman Shutt not mentioned, which shows that if he received his wound before joining the MGC that it wasn't with the 1/4th LNL (although still possible in the 1/4 if wound afterwards when in the MGC). Nothing about transfer of men in October/November 1917 to the Machine Gun Corp in Colonel H. C. Wylly's Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1914-1919. Any help given will be greatly appreciated. Best Justin Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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