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Allocation of Regiment Number

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How were regimental numbers allocated on signing up. Was there a sequence or was it dependent on the regiment /division they were joining?

I am trying to find as much information I can of my grand father, F Thomas, Gnr. 83835 RFA served 1914-19, joined August 1914 in Birmingham. I have his Medal Card but no Service Record.

From looking at other RFA regimental numbers around 83835 with Service records I think he would have fought with the 14th Light Division possibly with the 47/48 th Bde.

Is this as far as I can go?

Are there records of units embarking at Southampton for France? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Coldstream Guards numbers given out in order as men joined - odd exceptions mind

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