nicktamarensis Posted 21 February , 2018 Share Posted 21 February , 2018 Hello, I wonder if anyone can help in tracking down this relative's war record? As far as we know, George was born either in Islington (location given in his application to join the Royal Horse Guards in 1915) or Reading (as stated on 1901 and 1911 Census records) on 4 September 1891 but even this is unconfirmed as we cannot trace a birth certificate. George apparently always had a love of horses which may have prompted his attempt to join the Royal Horse Guards at the 2nd RDR (?) Area Guildford in November 1915. His application was turned down by the OC Reserve Regt. Royal Horse Guards at Regents Park for an unknown reason. After this the trail goes cold but he did marry Constance M. Barrell in 1917 somewhere in Suffolk. The continuation of the story (as understood by the family) was that he was sent to Egypt at an unknown date and with an unknown unit. On 10/8/1919 he reappears on the Army Reserve 'Z' list as an A/Sgt GEM (?) with the MGC (Cav) so presumably George fulfilled his wish to become part of a unit which employed horses. On 18/5/1920 he reappears as an A/Sgt on the medal record as again being part of the MGC (Cavalry). That's as much as we know - although a couple of undated photographs exist in a location which could be Egypt - presumably when he could have been with the EEF - unfortunately neither photo offers a clue as to the identification of the unit he was with at the time when they were taken. If any kind soul out there can fill in at least some the gaps pertaining to his war service we would be most grateful. Nick. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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