rprest Posted 20 November , 2013 Share Posted 20 November , 2013 Thanks to some wonderful folks here I have managed to create something of a timeline of my grandfather’s time during the war. He was Richard Grandich Prest – RFA, No. 82284 Obviously there are some blanks and no doubt I have may have some bits wrong. I wondered if having a cursory glance anybody can spot some glaring errors, or maybe add anything to any sections? Also, I’ve not been able to locate some of the hospitals so any help with those would be gratefully appreciated! 28 July 1914 – Outbreak of 1st World War 10 August 1914 - Enlisted in Sunderland and posted to no.1 training depot at Newcastle upon Tyne September 1914 – Posted to Aldershot for training 1 October 1914 – Posted as a driver in the 47th Brigade Ammunition Colum in the Royal Field Artillery 2 February 1915 – Late for squad patrol 12 February 1915 - Absent from Squad patrol 20 August 1915 – Moved to the 16th Division Ammunition Column 8 November 1915 – Taken sick with tonsillitis 12 November 1915 - Diagnosed sick with a sore throat, taken to Station Hospital No.6 (location unclear) 20 November 1915 – Discharged from Station Hospital No.6 (location unclear) 26 November 1915 - Posted to No.2 General Base Depot, La Harve, France. 8 November 1915 – Admitted to No 23 General Hospital, Etaples, France with Tonsillitis 4 December 1915 – Admitted to No.6 Hospital (most likely Station Hospital, La Havre) with indigestion 1916/17 – Details of the battles Richard was involved are unknown 1916/17 – At some point during this period Richard joined the 4th Motor Ambulance Convoy (part of the Army Service Corps) as a Driver October 1917 – Taken sick at Casualty Clearing Station (CCS) No.62, located at Bandringhem, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. 23 October 1917 – 24 November 1917 – Time spent in hospital (unclear which) and diagnosed as suffering with Neurasthenia 1917/18 – It’s likely that Richard then returned to the front line. It is likely that he did as the roll of service at his old school states that he was ‘blow up twice’ 16 June 1918 – Taken to La Havre (hospital unknown), suffering from ‘shell effect’s 20 October 1918 – On discharge papers Richard states this as the start date of his Neurasthenia, due to shellfire and bombing 8 November 1918 – Admitted to No.3 hospital (location unclear, but possibly No.3 General Hospital, Boulogne, Northern France) 8 November 1918 – Departed the UK from Calais 11 November 1918 – Armistice Day November 1918 – Admitted to No.21 Stationary Hospital (location unclear, in the UK?). His records at Maudsley Hospital state his prior treatment was at No.21 Stationary. 7 December 1918 – 2 January 1919 – Admitted to Maudsley General Hospital, Camberwell, South London. 3 January 1919 – 3 April 1919 – Moved to 4th London General 4 April 1919 - Moved to dispersal 2 May 1919 – Officially discharged Thank you in advance for any help!! Richard Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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