Jump to content
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

where did the RFA 20th Reserve serve in France?


john darling
 Share

Recommended Posts

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

John,

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...