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Researching his service history and looking for photograph 

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I think you need to be more specific.

Please give us as a minimum, his full name, regiment and service number.

Origin, date of birth, parents' names would be a nice bonus

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  • 11 months later...

Gordon McMillan Duke of Wellington regt 2nd battalion 1908-1912 1914-17 

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3 hours ago, Garylewis said:

Gordon McMillan Duke of Wellington regt 2nd battalion 1908-1912 1914-17 

Did his service end in 1917 or did he move to another unit?

 

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Is this your man?

Born 1886 in Huddersfield. F: Joseph M. Ellen.

1901 Woolen Mill worker

1911 Private West Riding Regt. In India.

 Joined 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) in France on 31 August 1914 as Private 7688 (a reservist?)

Transferred as Private 55141 to 83rd Training Battalion.

Transferred as Serjeant 34847 to South Wales Borderers.

Died Huddersfield in 1940?

 

Ken

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  • 11 months later...

Hi Ken,

That is the fella that Gary is looking into. Gary and I are distant cousins who have 'met' through genealogy. As a matter of interest, (to you too Gary), I have found that JN McMillan, (Gordons father), was reported in the Huddersfield Chronical on 10 Dec 1914 as being a member of 7 Coy Huddersfield Military Training Corps.

As I understand it the MTCs were used as 'feeder' units for the regulars to prep the new recruits. I do find this a little odd for Joseph as he would have been 57 and 5 months and looking at the recruitment poster displayed around Huddersfield back in 1914 he was way over the maximum age. As yet I have found no previous service for Joseph.

 

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