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where did the RFA 20th Reserve serve in France?

john darling

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My grandfather served in the above as a driver and Saddler, his regiment number was L36270, date of enlistment 24th January 1915, discharge in 27 September 1917 because of illness.

I would love to know where he was in France and which battles he was involved in. I have been unable to find out any information on the RFA 20th Reserves.

Any help please would be very much appreciated.

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If you look at the Silver War Badge list that is mentioned on his Medal Card you will see that he was discharged from 2a Reserve Brigade. This was a Home unit at Fulwood Barracks, Preston. His enlistment date is actually July 24, 1915. His number seems to tie in with those joining 180th (West Ham) Brigade, the L prefix denoting a locally raised brigade. They arrived in France in February 1916 and joined 16th (Irish) Division. See http://www.1914-1918.net/16div.htm

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