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There have been a number of threads recently enquiring about men who at some stage have served in the MGC. There are numerous threads that touch on likely dates of issue of ranges or particular service numbers in the MGC but they are scattered across the forum..

 

Is there a one-stop-shop thread or site that recapitulates this information ? Ive not seen anything on eg LLT or Armynumberblogspot .

 

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1 hour ago, charlie962 said:

There have been a number of threads recently enquiring about men who at some stage have served in the MGC. There are numerous threads that touch on likely dates of issue of ranges or particular service numbers in the MGC but they are scattered across the forum..

 

Is there a one-stop-shop thread or site that recapitulates this information ? Ive not seen anything on eg LLT or Armynumberblogspot .

  

Charlie

Not as far as I know - it may be project to create a thread with a list of numbers and dates - There can be ambiguity over the earlier numbers in my experience (those for men moved across via the battalion MG companies etc) but in general it holds true.

If you want, I might be able to put something together in my spare time and get it posted.

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Lincspoacher has a thread running but the focus is on early transfers as I understand it. I just thought it would help us to have some sort of tabulation - group effort ? 

 

5 hours ago, ss002d6252 said:

in my spare time

I don't understand this expression ?

 

I you would like to start something off that would be great

Charlie

 

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Just now, charlie962 said:

I don't understand this expression ?

It's a strange and convoluted concept.
 

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I you would like to start something off that would be great

 

I've got an idea or two to look at.

 

Craig

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Don't forget that the LLT says this:

 

The size of the MGC

A total of 170,500 officers and men served in the MGC, of which 62,049 were killed, wounded or missing.

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The FMP search facility already provides a database.

 

For a fee researchers can access the database initiated by the MGC Old Comrades Association

http://www.machine-gun-corps-database.co.uk/intro_page.html

 

A couple of general points, on formation of the Corps the first 3000 numbers were allocated to the Motor Machine Gun Corps, most 4 digit numbers were the existing machine gunners brigaded into Companies.

 

When Grantham first opened the School was taking 3000 recruits each week.  By 1916 this had fallen to slightly less than  500 a week, far fewer than the Army required, but still a rather large ‘spare time’ activity.

 

Ken 

 

 

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Ken, Thanks. Very useful to know and one can always point relatives etc in that direction if they want specialist detail.

 

But I am not going to spend 10 pounds each time I want to help someone else with their research.  I would like just some broad indicator. I can always go to 'close' number service files (if there is indeed a reliable pattern ?) to get more precise detail.

 

I note that if I tap in regiment "Machine Gun Corps" under Service Records on Ancestry I get over 33,000 hits. This ought to be a good source of info on allocation dates. Medal Rolls, SWB Rolls and CWGC/SDGW wont give exact allocation dates but may sometimes provide a bracket ?

 

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What I have in mind is not to be an absolute record but an indicative of when numbers were issued by date - if an absolute is needed then further research obviously can be made to tie it down. It will of course need member assistance to build up details but it will be fully editable.

 

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1 hour ago, charlie962 said:

Ken, Thanks. Very useful to know and one can always point relatives etc in that direction if they want specialist detail.

 

But I am not going to spend 10 pounds each time I want to help someone else with their research.  I would like just some broad indicator. I can always go to 'close' number service files (if there is indeed a reliable pattern ?) to get more precise detail.

 

I note that if I tap in regiment "Machine Gun Corps" under Service Records on Ancestry I get over 33,000 hits. This ought to be a good source of info on allocation dates. Medal Rolls, SWB Rolls and CWGC/SDGW wont give exact allocation dates but may sometimes provide a bracket ?

 

Charlie

 

A wild card search on near numbers on FMP will identify transfers into the Corps.  As there were a minimum of around 500 a week if we take the MGOCA estimate of 15 % of other ranks records survive that’s around 50+ for each batch, but of course things aren’t that simple as the records did not survive the fire in such neat order.

 However a search shows  20k records (no doubt not complete) for 1916 alone.  Officers records (over 4000) are at TNA.

 

Identifying date of transfer into the MGC is not that difficult. The main difficulties occur when trying to establish original enlistment date and where they served.

 

The ‘originals’ can be identified from the Medal Rolls and are generally grouped together under their original Battalion.

Later, Companies were raised at Grantham and posted together the majority however were posted to the MGC Base Depot at Camiers before being posted to an active duty unit.  Unfortunately the best sources for identifying a soldier’s unit online are if the soldier was killed, captured or more recently became a casualty.

 

Not saying it can’t be done but the effort involved in creating a database probably reflects the charge for searching the database linked above.

 

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OK let me provide some numbering data for the 123 coy MGC. This unit was formed in Grantham in January 1916 but was renumbered 123 on 13.06.1916 as they left Gramtham though they officially 'landed' in France on the 17th - the day their WD started. I have all these men in a database but have extracted only numbers and dates of joining the MGC (often from a former unit) and then joining 123 Coy.  I have added a few items that might provide a TAQ or TPQ for their presence within the ranks.  Needless top say, there are quite a few other names but for which I have no numbrs - gleaned from the various WD and OOs.    This is still very much a work in progress and there might be glitches ommissions etc.

The blue and red numbers here are only to show ‘runs’

Bold numbers are ‘probables’

 

 

 

Name                          No                   join MGC       join 123 Coy   KIA

 

Baxter, CQMS, WHJ  4008

 

Hood, Sgt JW,            4942                                        CQMS 28.1.18. 

Fenton Pte. Horace E. 9112               

Pumford, L/Cpl JH,    14394                                                              KIA 7.6.17  

Cooper, L/Cpl S          14557             

Avis, Sgt, WJ,             16930               

Fisher, CSM EW       18187             

Oates, Sgt T,               20732              forms garrison 12.3.17  

Parker, Pte T,              20823                                                              KIA 12.8.17

*Horridge, Sgt J          27427             

Sears, Pte HG,            28873                                                              KIA 7.6.17

Keane, Sgt Roland    28876                 

Donohoe, L/Cpl J,       28877                                                              KIA 10.6.17

Arliss, Pte C,               28969              (Artiss in SDGW !)               KIA 26.9.17 

Robson, Pte W,           28971                                                              KIA 20.2.17

Baker, Cpl Joseph     28972              forms garrison 12.3.1917

Judson, Cpl T,             28976                                                              DoW 24.9.16 

Hands, L/Cpl JH,        28981                                                              KIA 31.7.17

Thompson, Sgt Harry 289114          forms garrison 1. 3.1917

Scottorn, CQMS,  JV, 29115             left for UK as a candidate for commission, 20.1.17.

Barnes, Pte C,                         29117                                                              KIA 31.5.17

Booth, Pte F,               29119                                                              KIA 23.9.17

*Spencer, Pte WH,     29122                                                             KIA 19.1.17.

George, Cpl JT,           29401              sent on AA course 18.1.17;    KIA  21.2.17. 

Chandler, Pte HA,      29402                                                             KIA 29.9.16

*Staveley, Pte L,         29407                                                              KIA 15.9.16

*Muggeridge, Pte W, 30331                                                              KIA 24.7.16

*Pratt, Pte RE,            30334                                                              KIA 17.1.17

Davis, Pte T,               30336                                                              KIA 29.11.16

Wren, Pte EA,             30338                                                              KIA 1.10.16

Fisher, Pte C,              30343                                                              KIA 7.6.17

Curtis, Pte E.               30356               

Bridgewater, Pte CT, 30359               In hosp home October 1916.

Steer, Pte JT,               30363                                                              KIA 17.9.16

Gifford, Pte WT,        30366                                                              KIA 28.5.17

Kershaw, Pte J,           39499                                                              KIA 16.9.17

Moore, Sjt J                 42808             

Adair, Pte T,               43291                                                              KIA 20.2.17

Whife, Pte E,              45351                                                              KIA 28.5.17

Love, Pte FC,              45486                                                              KIA 4.3.18

Stokes, Pte R,             45760                                                              KIA 8.10.16

Woulidge, Cpl LB      45870                                      17.1.17;           KIA 13.10.18.

Hall, L/Cpl RC            45975                                                              KIA 26.9.17  

Nash, L/Cpl  HA,        46308                                                              KIA 31.7.17 

Burrill, Pte A,              46309                                                              KIA 7.6.17

Raines, Pte AE,           53513                                                              KIA 22.6.17

Ralston, Pte J,            53566              2.03.16            05.10.16          KIA 28.5.17

Dawes, Pte PC,           64306                                                              KIA 27.6.17

Hardman, Pte A,         64494                                                              KIA 30.6.17

Brady, Pte JA,            68197                                     28.2.17;           KIA 31.7.17

Armstrong, Pte. John 70902             

Lumsden, Pte RW,     71921                                                              KIA 26.7.17

Saunders, L/Cpl AC   72100             

Walker, Pte T,             72125                                                              KIA 1.8.17

Challinger, Pte R,        72126                                                              DoW 9.10.17

Barker, Pte L,              72130                                                             KIA 20.2.17

Arculus, Cpl LJW,      73586                                                              KIA 24/25.7.17 

Helliwell, Pte JT,         82486                                                              KIA 28.6.17   

Payne, Pte HJ,             85422                                                              KIA 5.8.17

Evans, Pte. A.W.J.      87829             

Weir, Pte A,                87850                                                              KIA 27.9.17

Neville, Pte HA,         89352                                                              KIA 26.9.17

Drinkall, Pte A,           89652                                                              KIA 31.7.17

Phelps, Pte JW,           90077                                                              KIA 31.7.17

Hancock, Pte JA,        97755                                                              KIA 29.6.17

Morris, Pte A,             97761                                                              KIA 26.9.17

Slack, Pte J                  97764                                      16.06,1917.

Dudderidge, Pte HO, 99973                                                              KIA 26.9.17

Sexton, Pte SJ,            103460                                                            KIA 24.9.17

Keighley, Pte. John F. 104026                       

Waters, Pte WH,         104269                                                            KIA 24.9.17

Eyles, Pte TF,              104352                                                            KIA 26.9.17

Barnett, Pte H             137034                                    28.2.17

 

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A small number of 9th Royal Scots dates...

 

Serial No

Date

32709

16-Apr-16

66225

19-Oct-16

68608

25-Nov-16

68876

24-Oct-16

172291

30-Jul-18

 

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What I have done is created an accessible, on-line, database for details to be added. I have added some details for now by way of example but I think that, if people add further details, then we can have a viable list that will, if nothing else, assist in tying down dates - even if further research is then needed it gives a starting point. Please feel free to update and/or correct existing data.

 

https://c1abt321.caspio.com/dp/c6396000b3b2cd94454e42e39713

 

(If it takes you to the search screen then by clicking on search (without adding any details) it will take you to the main list where records can be added and updated)


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Good stuff.

 

If someone enlisted direct to MGC or were conscripted to a training Bn and then trfd to an MGC Tr Bn then that seems clear straightforward.

 

But when someone was in an infantry unit with previous service and they are transferred to MGC should one presume that they had previous experience in their own Bn MGC Co or in their Bde MGC Co under their infantry number ? ie at what stage in their involvement with MGs would they aquire an MGC number? Are there clear rules ?

 

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18 minutes ago, charlie962 said:

But when someone was in an infantry unit with previous service and they are transferred to MGC should one presume that they had previous experience in their own Bn MGC Co or in their Bde MGC Co under their infantry number ? ie at what stage in their involvement with MGs would they aquire an MGC number? Are there clear rules ? 

 

I looked at the 151st Bde's MGC a while a go and there was a reasonable level of attachment of men from the battalions who were never renumbered but once they were transferred then a new number followed in due course. It would only be at the point of transfer that they were formally MGC men (and numbers allocated).

 

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Craig, thanks for the comment on issue date.

 

looking at your database:

 

I'm probably a bit idle to add all the prev unit detail etc !

 

I was noting whether it was a 'compulsory' transfer or otherwise but  does this help?

 

It might be worth indicating source of info so that someone else can look further if they want eg difference of opinion or just greater depth. Some sort of abreviation for Service Record (SR) and what about the odd PtII orders etc that come off FMP ?

 

It is suprisingly easy to misread a date of trf  on a Service Record !

 

Charlie

 

 

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8 minutes ago, charlie962 said:

Craig, thanks for the comment on issue date.

 

looking at your database:

 

I'm probably a bit idle to add all the prev unit detail etc !

 

I was noting whether it was a 'compulsory' transfer or otherwise but  does this help?

 

It might be worth indicating source of info so that someone else can look further if they want eg difference of opinion or just greater depth. Some sort of abreviation for Service Record (SR) and what about the odd PtII orders etc that come off FMP ?

 

It is suprisingly easy to misread a date of trf  on a Service Record !

 

Charlie

 

 

I would say the key is number and date of issue to identify the date of transfer - anything else is a bonus but records can be edited at any time to add extra details. I have added a 'source' field.

Craig

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1 minute ago, ss002d6252 said:

key is number and date of issue

Yes, you are right, that is really all I wanted. 'Mission creep' would lead to duplicating MGCOCA project without ever getting there. Just wasn't sure what pattern was going to emerge and if any vital additional note might explain oddities.

 

Charlie

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4 hours ago, charlie962 said:

Good stuff.

 

If someone enlisted direct to MGC or were conscripted to a training Bn and then trfd to an MGC Tr Bn then that seems clear straightforward.

 

But when someone was in an infantry unit with previous service and they are transferred to MGC should one presume that they had previous experience in their own Bn MGC Co or in their Bde MGC Co under their infantry number ? ie at what stage in their involvement with MGs would they aquire an MGC number? Are there clear rules ?

 

Charlie

 

One cannot presume men with previous infantry experience had experience in the machine gun section of their battalion, other than those like George Coppard for example who went out with the Battalion and whose service in the MGC dates from (about) October 1915 to January 1916.

 

In 1916 and 1917 under the terms of an ACI (and apologies to whoever I grabbed it from) men were selected for the MGC from Home Service units, often reserve units of men previously repatriated as sick or wounded or those who had completed basic training.

The later ACI 596 read:-

 

'596. Transfer of Infantry Recruits to the Machine Gun Corps.

 

1. A.C.I. 1545 of 1916 is cancelled, and the returns therein called for will no longer be rendered.

 

2. Two officers of the M.G.C. will be detailed to inspect Reserve Infantry Battalions in Commands with a view to selecting sufficient men of the necessary standard required to complete the establishment of the M.G.C. (Infantry).

 

3. One officer will inspect the men in Reserve Infantry Battalions in the Scottish, Northern and Western Commands, and the other officer will inspect those of the Eastern and Southern Commands and London District.

 

4. The inspecting officers will inform the O.C. the Reserve Infantry Battalion of the number of men selected by him, and the O.C. the unit will then immediately grant the men their 4 days' Expeditionary Force leave.

 

5. The O.C. the Reserve Infantry Battalion will inform the G.O.C.-in-C. in whose Command the battalion is stationed by telegram of the number of men selected by the inspecting officer.

 

6. The G.O.C.-in-C. the Command will inform "Forcedly (A.G. 9) London" by telegram at 5 p.m. every Saturday night of the number of men selected by the inspecting officer during the previous week when further instructions will be issued regarding the number of men to be sent to the M.G.C.

 

7. The men ordered to be sent to Grantham will be dealt with under the conditions laid down in A.C.I. 2098 of 1916, except that para. 1 will not apply, as the men will have already received their 4 days' leave.'

 

These men would be renumbered on arrival at Grantham, the only requirement was to be of 'the necessary standard'.  

 

As Paddy Griffith  noted in 'Battle Tactics of the Western Front' this process, and the demand for recruits gave some 'substance to the claim that the MGC contained men of dubious military quality and morale.'  He observes the MGC was forced, 'to draw most of its other ranks from proud infantry regiments with long histories, which were keen to unload their worst, rather than their best, onto other units... In practice therefore the MGC was never quite the elite it tried to make out".

 

In addition the Training Reserve was organised as laid out by Frogsmile  at post 2 on this previous thread

Often these recruits were too young for overseas service and therefore received further training in the UK, following the losses of March 1918 they could be posted to the BEF if they were age eighteen and a half and had six months training in the UK.  These men were not renumbered to the MGC until posted.

 

If we take as an example 172412 mobilized 15 April 1918  aged 18 and posted to 85th TR Bn 20 April numbered TR/5/133018  and compulsorily transferred to the 8th Reserve Bn MGC Clipstone Camp 15 August 1918 and then numbered 172412 to the Corps, posted to BEF and Camiers 20/21 October 1918 so although a direct enlistment to the MGC via the associated Training Reserve he was not renumbered to the Corps until August 1918. (Incidentally for the database there are surviving records for half a dozen or so in this series).

 

Ken

 

 

 

 

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Hi

 

From past experience with  service  numbers and transfer dates etc it works well with transfers to MGC Infantry but when you deal with the MGC Cavalry although the numbers appear to be in batches they seem to be allocated at a much slower rate .

 

Steve

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Some dates that I have come across in my research :-

 

Machine Gun Corps - Transfer Dates

 

3279 - 01/01/1916

4070 - 01/01/1916

10026 - 01/01/1916

14747 - 03/03/1916

19889 - 18/02/1916

20309 - 01/02/1916

20821 - 08/03/1916

26577 - 08/03/1916

26754 - 01/01/1916

27043 - 08/03/1916

27234 - 11/03/1916

27907 - 13/03/1916

28308 - 15/03/1916

28520 - 16/03/1916

28543 - 14/03/1916

30763 - 08/04/1916

30841 - 08/04/1916

30962 - 08/04/1916

30963 - 08/04/1916

31019 - 08/04/1916

31539 - 12/04/1916

31841 - 14/04/1916

32658 - 25/04/1916 ( Posted on enlistment )

35136 - 09/05/1916

36106 - 13/05/1916

36309 - 13/05/1916

39445 - 29/02/1916

41575 - 27/06/1916 ( Cavalry )

41614 - 27/06/1916 ( Cavalry )

41905 - 27/06/1916 ( Cavalry ) (Attached 26/02/1916)

42810 - 13/06/1916

44514 - 25/07/1916

43851 - 20/07/1916

44550 - 25/07/1916

44556 - 25/07/1916

44938 - 26/07/1916

45348 - 28/07/1916

45755 - 28/07/1916

45820 - 29/07/1916

46035 - 29/07/1916

46890 - 08/08/1916

48633 - 22/05/1916

48878 - 16/05/1916

49396 - 19/05/1916

50827 - 05/02/1916 ( Cavalry )

50830 - 05/02/1916 ( Cavalry )

51769 - 04/07/1916 ( Cavalry )

51864 - 04/07/1916 ( Cavalry )

52853 - 19/02/1917 ( Cavalry )

52981 - 10/08/1916

53284 - 14/08/1916

53868 - 01/09/1916

53946 - 01/09/1916

58751 - 23/09/1916

63520 - 10/10/1916

63544 - 10/10/1916

63705 - 12/10/1916

64091 - 10/10/1916

64948 - 16/10/1916

65067 - 17/10/1916

65095 - 18/10/1916

65284 - 21/10/1916

65692 - 12/02/1917

67615 - 07/11/1916

67832 - 14/11/1916

70516 - 30/11/1916

70911 - 02/12/1916

73332 - 05/02/1917

73650 - 10/05/1917 ( Attached 05/08/1916 )

73873 - 12/01/1918

74123 - 11/03/1918

80196 - 20/04/1918 ( Motors )

80286 - 14/05/1918 ( Motors )

81331 - 28/11/1916

81422 - 28/11/1916

81541 - 30/11/1916

81551 - 30/11/1916

82466 - 12/12/1916

82618 - 19/12/1916

82665 - 19/12/1916

83251 - 09/01/1917

83302 - 09/01/1917

83381 - --/09/1916

83450 - 16/01/1917

83625 - 23/01/1917

84288 - 05/02/1917

84465 - 14/02/1917

86060 - 14/02/1917

87029 - 28/02/1917

87066 - 01/03/1917

87215 - 02/03/1917

87411 - 03/03/1917

87526 - 06/03/1917

88069 - 09/03/1917

88279 - 13/03/1917

88347 - 13/03/1917

88375 - 13/03/1917

88621 - 13/03/1917

91003 - 03/04/1917

96140 - 07/03/1917 ( Cavalry )

96222 - 19/05/1917 ( Cavalry )

101262 - 26/09/1917 ( Cavalry )

104916 - 19/05/1917

106543 - 17/06/1917

107260 - 07/07/1917

109888 - 02/07/1917 (Heavy)

117714 - 01/09/1917

123320 - 15/10/1917

127355 - 10/11/1917

132464 - 25/01/1918

139278 - 10/03/1918

140154 - 11/04/1918

145061 - 12/04/1918

148765 - 09/05/1918

151415 - 07/04/1918 ( Ex - Yeomanry )

157959 - 07/05/1918

164675 - --/04/1918 ( Ex - Hussars )

170046 - --/04/1918 ( Cavalry - Ex Yeomanry )

177383 - 14/09/1918

 

Steve

 

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50 minutes ago, hmsk212 said:

Some dates that I have come across in my research :-

 

Machine Gun Corps - Transfer Dates

 

3279 - 01/01/1916

4070 - 01/01/1916

10026 - 01/01/1916

14747 - 03/03/1916

19889 - 18/02/1916

20309 - 01/02/1916

20821 - 08/03/1916

26577 - 08/03/1916

26754 - 01/01/1916

27043 - 08/03/1916

27234 - 11/03/1916

27907 - 13/03/1916

28308 - 15/03/1916

28520 - 16/03/1916

28543 - 14/03/1916

30763 - 08/04/1916

30841 - 08/04/1916

30962 - 08/04/1916

30963 - 08/04/1916

31019 - 08/04/1916

31539 - 12/04/1916

31841 - 14/04/1916

32658 - 25/04/1916 ( Posted on enlistment )

35136 - 09/05/1916

36106 - 13/05/1916

36309 - 13/05/1916

39445 - 29/02/1916

41575 - 27/06/1916 ( Cavalry )

41614 - 27/06/1916 ( Cavalry )

41905 - 27/06/1916 ( Cavalry ) (Attached 26/02/1916)

42810 - 13/06/1916

44514 - 25/07/1916

43851 - 20/07/1916

44550 - 25/07/1916

44556 - 25/07/1916

44938 - 26/07/1916

45348 - 28/07/1916

45755 - 28/07/1916

45820 - 29/07/1916

46035 - 29/07/1916

46890 - 08/08/1916

48633 - 22/05/1916

48878 - 16/05/1916

49396 - 19/05/1916

50827 - 05/02/1916 ( Cavalry )

50830 - 05/02/1916 ( Cavalry )

51769 - 04/07/1916 ( Cavalry )

51864 - 04/07/1916 ( Cavalry )

52853 - 19/02/1917 ( Cavalry )

52981 - 10/08/1916

53284 - 14/08/1916

53868 - 01/09/1916

53946 - 01/09/1916

58751 - 23/09/1916

63520 - 10/10/1916

63544 - 10/10/1916

63705 - 12/10/1916

64091 - 10/10/1916

64948 - 16/10/1916

65067 - 17/10/1916

65095 - 18/10/1916

65284 - 21/10/1916

65692 - 12/02/1917

67615 - 07/11/1916

67832 - 14/11/1916

70516 - 30/11/1916

70911 - 02/12/1916

73332 - 05/02/1917

73650 - 10/05/1917 ( Attached 05/08/1916 )

73873 - 12/01/1918

74123 - 11/03/1918

80196 - 20/04/1918 ( Motors )

80286 - 14/05/1918 ( Motors )

81331 - 28/11/1916

81422 - 28/11/1916

81541 - 30/11/1916

81551 - 30/11/1916

82466 - 12/12/1916

82618 - 19/12/1916

82665 - 19/12/1916

83251 - 09/01/1917

83302 - 09/01/1917

83381 - --/09/1916

83450 - 16/01/1917

83625 - 23/01/1917

84288 - 05/02/1917

84465 - 14/02/1917

86060 - 14/02/1917

87029 - 28/02/1917

87066 - 01/03/1917

87215 - 02/03/1917

87411 - 03/03/1917

87526 - 06/03/1917

88069 - 09/03/1917

88279 - 13/03/1917

88347 - 13/03/1917

88375 - 13/03/1917

88621 - 13/03/1917

91003 - 03/04/1917

96140 - 07/03/1917 ( Cavalry )

96222 - 19/05/1917 ( Cavalry )

101262 - 26/09/1917 ( Cavalry )

104916 - 19/05/1917

106543 - 17/06/1917

107260 - 07/07/1917

109888 - 02/07/1917 (Heavy)

117714 - 01/09/1917

123320 - 15/10/1917

127355 - 10/11/1917

132464 - 25/01/1918

139278 - 10/03/1918

140154 - 11/04/1918

145061 - 12/04/1918

148765 - 09/05/1918

151415 - 07/04/1918 ( Ex - Yeomanry )

157959 - 07/05/1918

164675 - --/04/1918 ( Ex - Hussars )

170046 - --/04/1918 ( Cavalry - Ex Yeomanry )

177383 - 14/09/1918

 

Steve

 

Thanks Steve - I've dropped that to an xls file and imported it to the database.

 

Craig

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2 hours ago, ss002d6252 said:

I've dropped that to an xls file and imported it to the database

A useful list from Steve. clever stuff with the import bit. Presumably a similar excersise could be done using info on lincspoacher's thread if he doesn't mind ?

 

Very helpful background from Ken. These things are never straightforward.

 

Charlie

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I've added all the MGC transfer numbers with known dates as given on the 1914 star roll from the Black Watch.

 

Hopefully a few more forumites will add to it from their own research already carried out to make it a handy guide.

 

Derek.

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Neill Gilhooley

A little glance at progress:

MGC.jpg.2d14bd2dd3204a1dea52bc04acf1cc9b.jpg

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