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Tank Corps - Update


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Following my earlier posting I have the following information about my relative who served with the Tank Corps which hopefully (fingers crossed) will be sufficient to enable someone to tell me which battalion he served with?

Judging by his d.o.b he would have served towards the end of the war, possibly from late 1917 onwards.

  • Private 311156
  • Ernest Adkins
  • D.O.B 29th May 1899

Kind Regards

Colin.

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Hi Colin.

His service record are on ancestry. Looks like he came from Birmingham area Yarbrook .Service Records not Pension Records.

Kind regards

Andy

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Only three forms within the record.

A little info around enlistment (7 May 17) and then intial medical (26 Jul 17)

No detailed service record.

Diachsrged through Fovant on 3 Nov 1919 having served on the Rhine

Unit is not easy to read but I think he served with 16th Bn

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Thank you so much for this, we can now dig deeper to see where abouts he served during the hostilties before our trip to Flanders in April this year.

Kind Regards

Colin.

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If he was in 16th Battalion, you will need to go south into France near St Quentin

Rob Martin's website will provide a good introduction.

https://sites.google.com/site/landships/home/narratives/narratives-by-battalion/16th-battalion

but I strongly suggest that you read the War History as well as the War Diary which are both available at Kew

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