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Patrick Walker 11354 RAMC & 272044 RFA


Ian C
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Hi 

 

I'm doing some follow up research on queries that I brought back from the genealogy show at the RDS, Dublin, over the weekend.

 

Patrick was initally in the RAMC and first landed in a war theatre (3) on 26.5.15 and then at some stage he transferred to the RFA. I have his Medal Roll entries and MIC but his papers do not appear to have survived, can anyone tell me when abouts his numbers were issued to give me an idea of when he joined up and was then transferred?

 

Regards

 

IanC 

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Similar numbers in the Silver War Badge records for the RAMC show a consistent enlistment time (but a couple show it's not an exact science!):

 

11340   11.02.15

11343   09.02.15

11347   14.11.08

11349   10.02.15

 

11358   15.02.15

11361   16.02.15

11366   13.02.15

11368   15.01.15

11375   11.02.15

 

Mike

 

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From Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942 (FMP): 

 

Patrick is listed as 1016881, enlisting on February 10, 1915.

Served in Egypt from 1915 - 1918 then France from 1918 - 1919.

Transferred from RAMC  to RFA on April 27, 1918 as 272044

Transferred to Section B Army Reserve on March 13, 1919

Discharged on May 28, 1924, King's Regulations para 484 (vi) with pension

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Hi Guys

 

Thanks for the info.

 

Patrick, do you know what the number 1016881 refers to? Would it just be a number given for reference prior to being allocated to a unit?

 

Regards

 

IanC

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The number 1016881 would have been given to him in around Aug 1920 when they renumbered soldiers, 272044 was his RFA number up until then, hope this helps,    Chris

P.S..Because he was discharged in 1924 the MOD may have his service record

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Hi David/Dragoon

 

Thanks for that.

 

Just one question, as slightly confused, if he transferred to Section B Army Reserve on March 13, 1919,  how did he come to be discharged on May 28, 1924, King's Regulations para 484 (vi) with pension, Did he sign up again after 13.03.19?

 

Regards

 

IanC

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His terms of service were 3 years with the colours and 9 years with the reserves. Therefore he should have been discharged on February 9, 1927. However for some reason he was discharged early. That is why I quoted the Kings Reg. reference which might give you a clue as to the reason.

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38 minutes ago, David Porter said:

His terms of service were 3 years with the colours and 9 years with the reserves. Therefore he should have been discharged on February 9, 1927. However for some reason he was discharged early. That is why I quoted the Kings Reg. reference which might give you a clue as to the reason.

 

The kings regs must have changed post war - 1914 edition has para 484 as one on dealing with investigation of misconduct.

 

Do his records survive (they show the enlistment period ?) ?

 

Craig

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