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hi everyone , new to the forum just trying to find out more about my grandfather , william paish 1st royal marine light infantry , service num po/1892/s , he was a pow 24/3/18 and demobilised 8/3/19 , i think he enlisted 12 feb 1917 thats all i know 

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If you haven't already seen it, his Red Cross POW Entry says he was captured unwounded at Rivecourt on the 23/4/1918 - Looks like he spent some time at Parchim POW Camp before being transferred to Friedrichsfeld POW Camp. Registry entry attached gives D.O.B, Next of Kin and address in England.


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A single page RM records exists. DoB claimed as 23/11/1898. Though 1939 Register suggests he was born 23/11/1899. Farm Labourer. Originally joined army but transferred after 10 days so actually joinedRMLI on 22/2/17, 

Depot at Deal until 6/9/17

RM Brigade ??? Reserve Battn until 3/12/17

1st RM Battn 4/12/17 to date taken POW. British Expeditionary Force (France and Flanders) from 14/12/17.

Recorded as POW until either 3 or 31 Dec 1918.

Portsmouth Division 3/2/19 until discharge.

Appears on RM Medal Roll showing British War Medal and Victory Medal.



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Welcome to the Forum,

His service papers will be found at the National Archives under reference ADM 157/2774/27. These are original documents and haven't been digitized.


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