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Remembered Today:

Richard Charles Mullins Gunner RGA


Paul Dewey

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Hello all.

 

I need help please, tracing my grandfather's WW1 service history.

 

He does not appear in the WW1 service records on Ancestry nor do the men he appears to have joined up with.

 

He enlisted in the Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry in Jan- Feb 1912 according to his regimental number 560 ( deduced from records of men with numbers either side) and transferred to the RGA reg no 334552. He was based at Weymouth so was probably in the Dorsetshire RGA.

 

Oral history told to various family members says he was a gun layer on Howitzers, he survived destruction of his battery/gun six times, he was at Hill 60 carrying in pit props  for the miners and was in the "every man for himself retreat" lasting 2 or 3 days  between 1917-1918. 

 

His medal card shows Victory Medal (TF), Roll RGA 112B Page 1211.

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Hi Paul, have a look through here.

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/

 

a lot of service records were lost in the blitz of WW2. many of us have no information on service of relatives. you could try the regimental museum

https://www.keepmilitarymuseum.org/history/early+days/queens+own+dorset+yeomanry+early+years

 

to clarify, he was entitled to a pair, victory and BWM

 

like your profile, my mother was on predictors at Whitby 

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  • 1 month later...

Thanks for that chaz I'll follow it up.

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