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Information required on Harry Probert


anthony P

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Good evening

I am researching my wife's family, and require your expert knowledge on her Great Uncle, Harry Probert.

Harry, I believe was in the Royal Garrison Artillery, Regimental number 188339.

Harry was I believe born 1887 Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire, he married Minnie Barlow in April 1915,and died in

Newcastle in 1951.

The family assure me that he lost his leg towards the end of the war, information uncertain if before or after he was

demobbed.

Any information would be very much appreciated

Tony.

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Service records on Ancestry -

Name: Harry Probert
Estimated birth year: abt 1887
Age at enlistment: 28
Residence: 3 Goose St, Newcastle Staffs
Document Year: 1915
Regimental Number: 188339
Regiment Name: Royal Regt of Arty (Royal Garrn Arty)
Number of Images: 29
John
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Hi Sam, John, and stdape 2011

Thanks very much for the quick response, I will try again for information, I am pretty new to this

Many thanks

Tony.

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Hi Sam

Thanks very much for the information, I will get straight on it.

Cheers

Tony

Hi John

Thanks very much for the link, could be very helpful.

Cheers

Tony

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You'll need to wait till after midnight Tony, also if you're not a member, you'll need to join for free, to get free access.

Sam

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Hi Sam

Thanks for that, 2 hours 8 minutes to go then.

Cheers

Tony

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Attested aged 28yrs 3mnths 7/12/15. Occ.Blacksmiths Striker

Married Minnie Barlow of 4 Goose Street 24/5/15

6/12/18 Death Cert No A569821 for daughter Doris aged 8yrs.

Protection Cert on final discharge? Driver Harry Probert 159HB? RGA

28 dys Furlough from Theatre of War; Germany Medical Category A! dated Dec 1919

No sign of a wounding or amputation.

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Hi johnboy

Nice to hear from you again

Sorry to sound so ignorant, why would the death of his daughter be on his army record, because of the distress it would cause?

What is a Protection Certificate?

What is a Medical Category A?

Why would he be in Germany?

Sorry to be such a pain, ignorance is not bliss

Thanks again

Tony

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I think the daughters death cert may have been there as proof of her death to obtain home leave and train warrant?

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Following on from above

med cat A1 Fit for despatching overseas, as regards physical and mental health, and training

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Thanks jonboy

The death certificate information makes sense.

After what he must have gone through that must have been devastating.

Thanks for all your help

Tony

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You will find other stuff in his service record on Ancestry, mainly numbers and illegible writing!

Have a good weekend.

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Hi johnboy

If Harry was classified A1, then you are right he must have lost his leg after the war had ended. He may have returned to his trade as a

blacksmith's striker and had an accident at work.

Thanks again for all your help.

Cheers

Tony

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Thanks again johnboy

I hope you have a good weekend too

Cheers

Tony

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Hi johnboy

Sorry about the delay in replying.

Thanks for the LLT link. I have had a quick look and your right it completely explains the "Protection Certificate"

Thanks again for all your help much appreciated

All the best

Tony

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