Guest NSman Posted 28 November , 2004 Share Posted 28 November , 2004 Pride of place in my grandma's home was a big studio photo of grandfather.in uniform. Seated, he wore kahki drill (those bare knees fascinated me as a child); a sash across his chest, a "pay stick" or cane across his knees and a pith helmet on his lap. Today the memory of that picture and his uniform say to me: " service in India or middle east, maybe Gallipoli", and a studio photo taken in Malta or Egypt on the way back to Europe. I know tht he was a Royal Fusilier and a few weeks ago I traced his awards card on the internet: "Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers, 9th Bn. Regimental number 9911. Military Medal, France". But I know tht the 9th Bn never served outside the Uk and Europe. And I doubt they ever wore KD's and pith helmets in France!! Questions: In what order were the RF regimental numbers allocated? Could he ever have been in (say) the 2nd Bn RF in 1914? I wld greatly appreciate some suggestions on this ... and also how I might discover any details about his MM! I believe that he served from 1914 to 1918, and he wld have been in his mid to late thirties in WW1. His name: Edward Albert Smith (a name which makes WW1 research so much more complicated). Thanks for reading this. Alan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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