Guest dick2605 Posted 5 November , 2013 Share Posted 5 November , 2013 I know very little about my grandfather’s WW1 service and am hoping that members of the forum can help me make the next step in my research. He was Frederick John McClelland, born 1895 in Dovercourt, Essex and died in 1944 in Colchester. I have his medals card: British War Medal and Victory Medal but no information as to theatre of war; he was a Rifleman with the KRRC (Regt No 58979) and 9th London Regt (Queen Victoria’s Rifles) (Regt No 418160). I also have a photograph of him in uniform: the cap badge looks more KRRC than QVR. My mother confirmed he was KRRC and I recall I was told he was also with 1st/9th London Regt and that he was in France. I have no idea which KRRC battalion and I don’t have any dates. I don’t know why he was with a rifles regiment; he was short, possibly less than 5’3” and he lived in Chelmsford, Essex and married in Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, in 1917 (his occupation on the certificate then being an employee of the Hoffman Ball Bearing Company in Chelmsford, rather than as a serving soldier). I haven’t so far been able to find any other recorded information, including from possible sources identified on the website: there may be some significance in the regimental numbers or that 9th London was a territorial force and that he was at home long enough to get married in 1917. If anyone can point me in the right direction to discover more, I shall be very grateful. Dick Parsons Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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