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Just a question guys, I have on an mic card 3 numbers the first is 47888 ramc, then under 2 others re spr w/r 276991,/309411,if I search under47888 I get same name under slighty different number(274997)could this be one in the same?allso please what number would he demobed in thanks

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Just taken another look at 274997 he answered no to any other service in 1917, and on 47888 with the other numbers was theatre of war entered 8/6/15 so back to the drawing board

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Could some one please take another look on ancestry for me please, I now have the star in my hands now and a brief not saying after this medal he went on to work as a spr with the re, on his mic card is 3 numbers the first is 47888, ramc, if you search his service records under276991 the nearest is 274997 a bit out but that number comes back to same name spr re platelayer railway, but question no 7 says never was in any forces, allso 2 strange things in one paper he makes his mark, on another he signs the dates dont add up if any one can please make head and tails out of this that would be great

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Edward Atkinson was a Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps service number 47888 later served with Royal Engineers as Sapper service numbers WR/276991 and 309411.

He landed in France 8 June 1915 and was awarded Victory , British War medals and 1915 Star recorded on the Royal Engineers medal rolls.

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The other card to Spr. 289968 & WR274997 Edward Atkinson is certainly another man.

The service paper for 274997 Edward Atkinson is pretty damaged but as you say he Joined up 26/7/17 and didn't go abroad until 27/8/17 (not long training then!). 47888 Atkinson went overseas 8/6/15.

It seems odd that he (274997) could only sign the form in July 17 with 'X his mark' but seems to have correctly signed another form a week earlier and signed a form in 1919 with his name.

I'd guess the earlier form was signed by someone else on his behalf and maybe he learned to do a signature by 1919.

TEW

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