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lindarhead

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RSF transposed? (Royal Scots Fusiliers)

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I would if I could see how to attach it..:)...I have a list of men who served in WW1, all from Stoke-on-Trent who were in some way connected to Bethesda Chapel in Hanley and as part of an exhibition planned for this year I am researching all those with the initial A & B.I've completed the A's and am now about a third of the way through the B's.On my list it just says Corpl.J.Bennett RSA.

Linda

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Thanks Linda. Well, that definitely says RFS. Is there a photo of the original Memorial anywhere, or is that all you have. It could be Republic of South Africa, Royal Fusiliers????

Mike

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Who produced that List? They don't seem very clued up on naval affairs - what's OHMS Vernon?

Welch Temperance Company? (must have a dry sense of humour!)

I'd guess at simple typo for Royal Scots Fusiliers, as Broomers suggested at the outset....

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That's all I have I'm afraid, the original is at Bethesda Chapel in Hanley,Stoke-on-Trent. I'm a 'Friend of Bethesda' and helping to research each of the names on the list...see this link...http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Hanley-chapel-wants-public-recount-memories/story-20311189-detail/story.html

Linda

PS;Re OHMS Vernon...I found Seaman B Barlow, he was killed shortly before the end of the war when the ship he was on suffered an internal explosion in dock at Dover.


Oh I'll check him out,Mike, thanks.

Linda

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Re Barlow, the ship was presumably the monitor HMS Glatton, which caught fire in Dover harbour on 16 September 1918 and was torpedoed and sunk to prevent a massive explosion of her main magazines.

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I would suggest RFA given the other RA listed.

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The PDF is clearly not an original document - strong smell of transcription errors here - e.g. "O.H.M.S." etc.

What is the original source?

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