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Lieutenant William Rutherford Tiptaft


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I am researching Lieutenant William Rutherford Tiptaft, 62nd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) attached 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s
(West Riding Regiment), who died on Friday 21st September 1917, aged 24, and is buried in Klein-Vierstraat, grave reference III. D. 7.

 

He went out to France on Wednesday 26th July 1916.

 

I only have the war diaries for the 62nd Company from 1918. Does anyone have any information about Lieutenant Tiptaft and his service on the Western Front? All any information would be gratefully received.

 

Wilhelm

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The war diary for 62 Company MGC can be downloaded from the TNA WO95/2156/3

 or it's on Ancestry if you subscribe 

 

There is a brief entry of his death at 5.35 a.m on the 21st September.

 

The entry for the 29th July 1916 shows him joining the Company.

 

I suspect you have the 62 Battalion Diary which is a different unit altogether.

 

His long number papers are at TNA WO 339/48729

 

Ken

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Der Ken

 

Thank you so much, I am sure you are right as I had the wrong war diary. Much appreciate you identifying the correct one for me.

 

Best wishes

 

Wilhelm

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Dear Harry

 

Thanks very much for this very helpful post.

 

Kind regards

 

Wilhelm

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Prior to being commissioned this man, and his younger brother Cyril, served with one of the Public Schools battalions of the Royal Fusiliers. Studio photos of both are re-published here: https://britisharmyancestors.co.uk/search-result/?q=tiptaft+lieut*

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9 hours ago, Paul Nixon said:

Prior to being commissioned this man, and his younger brother Cyril, served with one of the Public Schools battalions of the Royal Fusiliers. Studio photos of both are re-published here: https://britisharmyancestors.co.uk/search-result/?q=tiptaft+lieut*

 

Brother Cyril was also in the Royal Flying Corps.

Courtesy of the British Newspaper Archive 

Incidentally the Tiptaft family still live in the area.

 

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As an aside, it's nice to find a thread that has a personal connection....whilst looking for information for this search I found their father sat on the Governing board of a row of local almshouses....I sit on that board today.

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