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Royal Dublin Fusiliers enlistment date from reg number


isadore

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Hi I Wonder if any Royal Dublin Fusilier or regimental number experts could help me please?

I am undertaking some research for college and am stuck as I need to get the enlistment dates for four RDF soldiers all I have is their battalion and reg number

3rd Battalion - 19540

6th Battalion - 15818

8th Battalion - 26631

8th Battalion - 3/23559

Many thanks for any suggestions

Isadore

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Two from Dublin and two from Meath, all casualties

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Born Rathmolyon, Enfield, County Meath (CWGC). Dublin Hugh Ryan Private Royal Dublin Fusiliers 8th Battalion. 26631 08/08/1917 33 Dalkey, County Dublin Kingstown, County Dublin Dalkey, County Dublin Died of wounds Son of Michael and Anne Ryan, of 54, Eccles Street, Dublin. Born Rathmolyon, Enfield, County Meath. XVII. D. 12A. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium.

Dublin George Hackett Private Connaught Rangers 1st Battalion 9847 24/11/1914 Dublin Birr, King's County Dublin Killed in Action Panel 43 Le Touret Memorial in France.

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Tom,

what did you find for 19540? I had a look at MICs etc and think the soldier, James Ennis, survived, having transferred to 10th HLI.

Johnny

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Johnny old thing, you are of course correct. A bit of mix up. Sorry about that

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Hi Tom and Johnny, many thanks for your help.

I am concerned with finding their enlistment dates - any help would be much appreciated

Could you figure it from their reg numbers?

Isadore

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cheers Tom. Wasn't sure if it was a case of 2 men with the same number.

Isadore, I've some info back at home and will post what I have as soon as I can. Deduced from SWB entries from soldiers with similar numbers.

In the case of 19540 James Ennis, he has a SWB which gives his enlistment date as 22/3/1915. Discharged 5/9/1918.

Johnny

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Isadore, the following could do with double checking but this is what I've managed to gather about the numbers you've listed.

Not a direct pin down of the enlistment dates of your chaps but hopefully enough to pin down a rough date range.

Johnny

15818

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/472958/FURLONG,%20PATRICK

no service record or will found. 1915 Star, BWM and VM. 15815 Timothy Byrne enlisted 9/10/1914; 15816 Gerald Hughes enlisted 5/10/1914; 15817 Thomas Doherty enlisted 12/10/1914; 15821 William Hunt enlisted 19/10/1914.

26631

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/147356/RYAN,%20HUGH

no service record or will found. 1914 Star, BWM and VM. Enlisted late March 1916 based on SWB entries for 26610 James White (20/3/1916) and 26640 Martin Hennessy (3/4/1916)

3/23559

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/563424/COLGAN,%20JOHN

no service record. Will online at http://soldierswills.nationalarchives.ie/reels/sw/ColganJ_E180023.pdf

BWM and VM. Medals disposed of.

23557 Thomas Caddell enlisted 12/9/1915 (5th RDF); 23560 Thomas Evans enlisted 9/9/1915 (5th RDF)

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Thanks a million Johnny I've had a look and your estimates seem to be spot on.

Many thanks for your help.

Isadore

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