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Hi, I have two medal cards of my Grandfather James Oliver who seems to have been in 3 separate units with 3 separate numbers as follows:-

16 Lancers - 28253

West Kent Regiment - 7078

Royal Engineers - 193258

On the medal card by the Royal Engineers is the following - RE/101 B 113

I have tried to get his record sheet with no avail. Can anyone explain the RE bit, any info would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Keith

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RE/101 B 113 Shows the medal roll number for the two medals awarded by RE, The card which shows the Star could also be RE but the writing is not that clear.

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The roll on the second card is RE 3C4 page 607.

The roll is at Kew in WO 329/2592

Phil

PS Ancestry.co.uk is free this weekend and you will find both sides of the cards in high-res colour - much easier on the eyes than the NA versions, although the backs of both are blank.

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In quick summary:

Enlisted 8-9-1914

Posted to 16th Lancers, 8-9-1914 (Regimental No. 28253)

Transferred to Eastern Cavalry Depot at Woolwich, 6-11-1914

Transferred to 3rd (Reserve) Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment at Chatham, 3-6-1915 (New Regimental No. G/7078)

Served overseas with 1st Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment from 1-9-1915 (5th Division: http://www.1914-1918.net/5div.htm )

Transferred in France to 184th (Tunnelling) Company, Royal Engineers as a Tunnellers Mate, 14-5-1916 (New Regimental No. 193258)

Served as a Sapper with 184th (Tunnelling) Company, Royal Engineers for the rest of the war. ( http://www.1914-1918.net/tunnelcoyre.htm )

Demobilised (and sent home), 8-1-1919

Transferred to Class Z Army Reserve, 8-2-1919

Stood down from the Reserve, 31-3-1920

Steve.

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Thankyou to all who have contributed to this especially Steve. What a fantastic site. I shall follow the links you have given, again many thanks

Keith

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