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Pte Thomas Maddick/Maddock Ex RMLI - Devonshire Regt WW1?


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Can anyone help please with tracing any further details for Thomas Maddick, who re-enlisted in WW1 under the name Thomas Maddock.

 

Thomas enlisted in the RMLI Devonport Division on 12 Jan 1886, having declared his date of birth as 12 Jan 1867, and it is unclear when he was discharged, but he has a 'Register Number of 3689. 

 

It is known that he re-enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment in 1915, as Thomas Maddock, having falsified his age. His service number is barely legible, but seems to be 44354 ?  He was discharged at Fovant Dispersal Centre on 4 Feb 1919, but his unit at that time is unclear (possibly Labour Corps?).

 

What is particularly sought are details of his RMLI service, as that might well show the ships on which he served, but also his unit movements during WW1.  He seems to have been too old to have stayed in the Devonshire's for very long.

 

Any help, or advice will be gratefully received.

 

Frogsmile

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3 minutes ago, horatio2 said:

The Fleet Air Arm Museum has his Plymouth Division RMLI attestation and discharge record (there may be other papers). A single page ledger record can be downloaded from Kew here:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7777980

 

Thank you Horatio, that is very helpful.  Are you able to see anything that shows the ships he served on?

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He enlisted as 15733 Devonshire Regt and was posted to the 3rd Bn on 3.3.15. His last unit was 251 Pro Coy RDC, service number 49524. On enlistment he stated that he had previously served with the  RMLI for 6 years.

 

Charlie

 

edit there is a also a posting to the 2nd ((Home Service) Garrison Bn Devons, which became 5th Bn RDC

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20 minutes ago, charlie2 said:

He enlisted as 15733 Devonshire Regt and was posted to the 3rd Bn on 3.3.15. His last unit was 251 Pro Coy RDC, service number 49524. On enlistment he stated that he had previously served with the  RMLI for 6 years.

 

Charlie

 

edit there is a also a posting to the 2nd ((Home Service) Garrison Bn Devons, which became 5th Bn RDC

 

Many thanks Charlie, that has really made sense of the little that was known previously and the picture of his WW1 service is now clear.  I am grateful.

 

Best regards,

 

Frogsmile

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5 hours ago, FROGSMILE said:

 

Thank you Horatio, that is very helpful.  Are you able to see anything that shows the ships he served on?

Ship and shore drafts will be recorded on the Kew download.

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Just now, horatio2 said:

Ship and shore drafts will be recorded on the Kew download.

 

Thank you.  Noted.

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