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Gnr 106877 Ashworth


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He landed in France on 23 Oct 15 - unfortunately the medal card doesn't tell you which Royal Field Artillery he was with. The card will only give the first date he went overseas (as that was all that was needed for administration of his medal entitlement).

Craig

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Nothing else readily available on Ancestry. Just the medal rolls which reveal nothing extra.

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Did your Grandfather marry or have kids during the War? if so the certificate may list his Brigade or Battery. His Medal Card is also available on Ancestry, they are free to view, are imaged individually and are in colour unlike the National archives one you posted, his is here http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=MedalRolls&gss=sfs28_ms_db&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&MS_AdvCB=1&gsln=ashworth&gsln_x=1&_F8007A65=106877&_F8007A65_x=1&MSAV=-1&uidh=qoe

Another option is to look at period local newspapers to see if they ran any stories on him.

Sam

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1DWR

Did your Grandfather marry or have kids during the War? if so the certificate may list his Brigade or Battery. His Medal Card is also available on Ancestry, they are free to view, are imaged individually and are in colour unlike the National archives one you posted, his is here http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=MedalRolls&gss=sfs28_ms_db&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&MS_AdvCB=1&gsln=ashworth&gsln_x=1&_F8007A65=106877&_F8007A65_x=1&MSAV=-1&uidh=qoe

Another option is to look at period local newspapers to see if they ran any stories on him.

Sam

Sam

many thanks not sure if he was married during the war its another avenue to go down tanks for your help

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He landed in France on 23 Oct 15 - unfortunately the medal card doesn't tell you which Royal Field Artillery he was with. The card will only give the first date he went overseas (as that was all that was needed for administration of his medal entitlement).

Craig

Craig

Many thanks all help much appreciated

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It'd be interesting to know where your Grandad came from..

His number suggests enlistment in mid-August 1915 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne looking at similar numbers in RFA service records. These gunners and drivers were initially in 1B or 2B Reserve Brigade. A James Worthy (106862) from Matlock attested at Derby on 16th August and was posted to 1B Res. Bde. on 19th August at Newcastle, before joining 4a Res. Bde. on 18th October. Joined BEF in France 22nd October ending up in A Battery 71st Brigade.

Harry Hurry (106859) enlisted at Newcatle on 19th August and joined the BEF on 18th October - by the 23rd he was in 52nd Brigade. So things were moving quickly from enlisting to posting..

In SWB records other close numbers also show mid-August enlistments.

Mike

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