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Trying to make sense of this soldiers career, can someone please help with the last paragraph

CWGC: THOMAS STEPHEN JONES, Second Lieutenant, Date of Death: 26/09/1917, Age: 26, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 10th Bn. TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Panel 63 to 65. Son of Stephen and Mary Jones, of 7, Coedca Tir Phil, Cardiff.

MIC: RWF Private 23646 (2nd Lte)

Discharged to commission 3rd RWF 27.3.1917

K.I.A. 26.9.1917

Theatre: France

Date entered theatre: 1.12. 1915

Medals: V, BWM, 15Star

I located a page on FMY of a list of soldiers named under the title No 8 Cadet Battalion which stated those named discharged 27.3.1917 on obtaining commissions in the Special Reserve Units. (23646 Jones T.S. 20 RWF to 3rd Lancashire Fusiliers). Can someone please explain this.


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To be honest, I think it's just a slip of the pen: he was an RWF soldier including overseas (date coincides with 38th Division), was moved to the 20th (Reserve) RWF, commissioned into the 3rd RWF, and then posted back to the Western Front to serve with 10th RWF.


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I have tried to find information on "No 8 Cadet Battalion" with no success. Can anyone help with any details?

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