Grandfathers war Posted 29 November , 2018 Share Posted 29 November , 2018 From partly burned service records and the attached pic and medal card I know my great grandfather was in the Royal Field Artillery, 17 Divisional Ammunition Column, I think he was initially assigned to the 2nd reserve Brigade but his records are unclear and I can't find any information in the 17th Division relating to this? He began as a Bombardier, training in 'Preston' in Sept 1914 and left there in Feb 2015 Then was promoted to Corporal / Sergeant by Jun 1915. In late 1916 following 3 weeks in miliary hospital back in UK he is in the 5th reserve brigade. I don't quite understand the sequence? Can anyone help ? Also reading the medal card info ? Also does anyone know what a soldier in the ammunition column was likely to do? Was it all aspects of gun work transporting/ positioning/firing etc? Really appreciate any insights anybody has.Thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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