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Just trying to help an enquirer. Can anyone add to the following, please:


Name – William David ELEY

DATE OF birth – 15 November 1884 at 23, High Street, Swansea, Glamorgan the Son of John ELEY and Rosa Ann (nee MORRIS)

Married to Alice Margaret (nee ORRIN) on the 25th November 1907

Joined the Army -

Royal Garrison Artillery Rank Gunner

Number 199633

Medal index states Medal

Victory RGA/221B Page 12131

British RGA/221B Page 12131

As far as I understand William joined up in 1916, came home 1919.


Any help appreciated....


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He may have attested in 1916, but it wasn't until 1918 until he joined. See http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=207439 . You should also look at Find My Past which gives an indication of what he did; Signaller. I suspect he may have served with a heavy battery, but without his service records, or any other references held by the family, it would be impossible to say which battery.


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Thanks Kevin! I'll pass your comments on!


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