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What Division for this gunner


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Hello

I would like to know in which division the gunner:
Served during the Great War.

 

BLACK Alexander

Royal Field Artillery

59776

Brigade : ?

Division : ?


Thanks in advance for your help.


Kind regards


Michel

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This has to be pure guesswork with no surviving documentation readily available. His date of entry to France is September 5, 1915 and this could be a reinforcement draft to General Base Depot. However, the date also coincides with the arrival of 22nd Divisional Artillery at Havre. Sometimes embarkation dates are given on MICs so there are a range of units that fit that date. They are 99th Brigade RFA (disembarked), 100th Brigade RFA (embarked) and 101st Brigade RFA (disembarked). It also means, if he was with this Division, he should have gone on to Salonika by the end of November 1915

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good morning,

 

one friend are find a matchbox with this information on 2 face :

BRAY      VAUX

GOOD LUCK

GNR

BLACK

59776

PRES

RFA

LOOS    LENS

 

second face :

AMIENS     CORBIE

cap badge of Royal Field Artillery

RFA

 

regards

 

michel

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