Mallard Posted 18 November , 2013 Share Posted 18 November , 2013 Why would a man be listed in the medal roll of the 3rd London Regiment , Royal Fusiliers, ( this is the unit name on his headstone; CWGC website omits the words "London Regiment"), when the medal roll (WO 329/1909) shows his only postings abroad as: 13/9/17 - 20/10 17 - East Kent Regiment 23/10/17 - 29/1/18 - 12th Royal Fusiliers 30/1/18 - 153/18 - 10th Royal Fusiliers His MIC, which misled us until we looked at the medal roll, shows: East Kent Regiment - 202983 Royal Fusiliers - 275306 3rd London Regiment - 275306 The man in question is William Charles Brooks who died on 15/3/18 and is buried at Lijssenthoek. He had originally enlisted on 25th November 1914 (army form O.1844 re National Insurance) as 2094 in the East Kent Regiment ( apparently 2/5th battalion), and he may have been discharged in 1916 before re-enlisting. he was definitely working in his home parish for two or three weeks in February 1916 and again in May 1917. His service record has not survived. His burial at Lijssenthoek is consistent with the whereabouts of 10th Royal Fusiliers in March 1918, but makes no sense if he had been in the 3rd London Regiment, which is why we went beyond the MIC and the looked at the actual medal roll. So the question is really about record-keeping. We are very happy to believe that he ended his days in the 10th Royal Fusiliers, so what is he doing on the medal roll of the 3rd London Regiment (in which he does not ever appeared to have served) ? Any suggestions welcome. GJ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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