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Middlesex Regiment Depot - Pte Robert J Schofield


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Hi, I’m trying to find out more detail on my grandfathers brother Pte Robert J Schofield.

Regt No G/54031

Enlisted 23 Sep 1916 Middlesex Regiment Depot

Discharged 8 Apr 1919 due to wounds received para 392 xvi KR ??

I would like to find out which Bn he served in and where he served

Also a casualty report would be brilliant

 

Family stories say he was always short of breath and might have been gassed during the war.

 

Many thanks for any help

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According to the medal roll Robert J Schofield served with 23rd Btn Middlesex Regiment

 

He is in the Weekly Casualty List of 23/11/1918.

 

I have had a quick look for any surviving service records but nothing jumps out at me.

 

Hope this helps

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Thanks guys, I’ll check out ancestry for which I do have a current membership for the war diary.

 

WalkEric ...... does casualty list give any details of injuries?

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1 hour ago, RCT/RLC/MovCon said:

 

Discharged 8 Apr 1919 due to wounds received para 392 xvi KR ??

 

Para 392 xvi is "No longer physically fit for war service"

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By the way have you checked his Silver War Badge entitlement as that may give wound details (also available on Ancestry).

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Guys, I have looked at war diaries ........... lots of location info but not any further useful info.

I note that his casualty list entry on 23 Nov 1918 is after armistice day ?????

I also checked his silver war badge entry, just states wounds 392 xvi KR

 

Any ideas how to see the casualty report?

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The Weekly Casualty List does not mean he was wounded on the 23rd November, 1918, that is the date that the War Office released the list. He could have been wounded weeks before the notification of his wound reached the War Office.
Your best bet is to check the local newspapers in the area he came from, to see if there any mentions. (British Newspaper Archive or Findmypast pay to view sites may help)

Sepoy

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