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Records of 2nd Reserve Cavalry Regiment?


Minijimaus

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My grandfather (Leslie Graham Collier T/822 and 305955) trained in the 2nd Reserve Cavalry Regiment, probably in 1918.

Does anyone know where the regimental records are kept? I'm trying to identify which active service unit he was transferred to and do not have his service records. His medal card says Corps of Hussars, but not which one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

James

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James,

His service numbers look like they are from either side of the 1917 renumbering. If so, the 1917 (six digit) number 305955 was in the batch allocated to the Suffolk Yeomanry.

Yeomanry Renumbering

Phil

Edit: I've just realised that T/822 was his ASC number. That looks like a Territorial number as well.

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Thanks, Phil

I agree the the T/822 is a Territorial number and that 305955 was allocated to the Suffolk Yeomanry. There is some doubt whether he served in the Suffolk Yeomanry.

To establish what unit he served in, I'm trying to track down the records of the 2nd Reserve Cavalry Regiment where he trained prior to transfer to an active unit.

Do you have any thoughts on where I could find the 2nd Reserve Cavalry Regiment records?

Cheers

James

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James,

I'm afraid I haven't got a clue where the records would be kept if they have survived.

I can find very little and can't add much more than your previous thread which I came upon.

Have you tried the medal roll? You may be lucky and find that it is more useful than most of the other Corps rolls. Not having access to his MIC, I assume that he is on the York rolls?

Phil

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Phil

Thanks. I have his medal index card which lists the Army Service Corps and Corps of Hussars as his two units. The reference to the 2nd Reserve Cavalry Regiment came from the Absent Voters List of 1918. I'll keep looking.

Cheers

James

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Not my subject but this older post may help:

Simon

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