Alan24 Posted 23 November , 2013 Share Posted 23 November , 2013 On a previuos thread, the very helpful KEVROW, by chance comment, pointed out that my Great Grandfather was enlisted into the Special Reserve, Something that the family was never aware of since his service records no longer exist. His son always claimed his father joined up on the first day war was declared and that he was in the Territorial Army - whislt these claims may not have been strictly accurate, the information provided by KEVOW seems to give some substance to the claim. This raises more questions than answers and I'm hoping some of the RGA experts can help here, so here goes: When was the RGA S/R created? I understand this was later than 1907/8 when the infantry S/R was created. His enlistment date is given as 04/04/1916 - is there any significance that this just happens to be his 30th Birthday? His MIC shows the prefix S/R to his regimental number. Is there anywhere else where this prefix would be shown? Is there any significance to the S/R in his service number 8101/283101? Enlisted on 04/04/16 and was in france by 19/05/16 - would this have been enough time to train a consripted civillian to be an HB gunner or is it evidence that he had some previous training? Any further explaination would be most grateful. Alan. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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