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Royal Fusiliers? Corporal? South Africa Ribbons? Alec Trotter?


Simon_Fielding
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Puzzled...labelled 'Alec Trotter' in suspiciously modern ink on reverse but I'm not sure...

Nice shot tho', well turned out!

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Corporal - Yes

SA Medals - Yes

Dave

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Not seen on Ancestry UK Campaign Medal lists for South Africa as a Royal Fusilier. Some As but with different units. Looking at the pic the left ribbon is Queen's South Africa Medal and right King's.

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Not coming up as a Fusilier on the Medal Rolls CD ROM

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Maybe was IY but the KSA makes that less likely as they didn't earn many I don't think. maybe census check will give a hint. Nice picture in any case.

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The photo is almost certainly WW1 vintage. If he was a serving soldier in the Boer War then it's very likely that he would have served his time and passed his liability for recall by the outbreak of the WW1. As such, he might have gone into any unit, not necessarily his old regiment.

It may also be worth searching for service papers in the pre-WW1 papers.

And if you're looking for WW1 service then don't forget that the RF cap badge was also worn by the first 4 battalions of the London Regiment.

Any further details? Photographers address, perhaps? How 'modern' do you think the writing is on the reverse....?

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As Alan Partridge would say - Aha ...


Name: Andrew Alexander Trotter

Gender: Male

Document Year: 1915

Residence Place: 23 Fermoy Road, Paddington

Regimental Number: 3827

Regiment Name: London Regiment

Number of Images: 23

Form Title: Territorial Force Attestation


First name(s) A A

Last name Trotter

Service number(s) 489

Rank Corporal

Regiment Army Post Office Corps

Rolls Roll: 230

Units Unit: Army Post Office Corps, Rank: Corporal, Number: 489


Record set Anglo-Boer War records 1899-1902


1911:



Name: Andrew Alexander Trotter

Age in 1911: 34

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877

Relation to Head: Head

Gender: Male

Birth Place: London, United Kingdom

Civil Parish: Paddington

County/Island: London

Country: England

Street address: 23 Fermoy Road, South Paddignton W

Marital Status: Married

Years Married: 4

Estimated Marriage Year: 1907

Occupation: CIVIL SERVICE POSTMAN



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29th Londons - home service - demob April 1919....

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Result....!

And this.....

Regiment Army Post Office Corps

Occupation: CIVIL SERVICE POSTMAN

.....means you may find references to him in the London Gazette.

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And the GPO appointment books on Ancestry

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Thanks all. Here's to A A Trotter who did his bit....

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