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Hi

I am researching Matthew Jacksnson RFA No 67283. From his record I have found that he was mentioned in the despatch of Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig dated 16 Mar 1919. How can I following this up?

Many thanks

Tony

 

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Worth reading what Longlongtrail has to say about Mentions:

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/research-mention-despatches/

 

His name appears in the supplement dealing with the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers comprising some 3500 (ish) names of men thought worthy of the distinction by their commanders and whose names had been submitted after the war. There were a further 5 supplements.

LLT also has the despatch (two parts) https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/battles/british-field-commanders-despatches/sir-douglas-haigs-seventh-despatch-final-offensives/

 

Max

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9 hours ago, ForeignGong said:

This is the LG for his MID

 

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31437/supplement/8528

The Unit War Diary may have a mention of him but it is very rare to mention Other Ranks.

Local newspapers also may have something.

Many thanks for the link. Sadly there was no newspaper report

Tony

6 hours ago, MaxD said:

Worth reading what Longlongtrail has to say about Mentions:

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/research-mention-despatches/

 

His name appears in the supplement dealing with the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers comprising some 3500 (ish) names of men thought worthy of the distinction by their commanders and whose names had been submitted after the war. There were a further 5 supplements.

LLT also has the despatch (two parts) https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/battles/british-field-commanders-despatches/sir-douglas-haigs-seventh-despatch-final-offensives/

 

Max

Max

Many thanks

Tony

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Tony

You will have noted that his record shows he went to France with C Battery 111 Brigade RFA on 25 September 1915.  His MiD ward shows him as being in C Battery 110 Brigade at the time.  There is no posting to that brigade on his record but later parts of his record confirm that brigade.  LLT explains http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-royal-artillery-in-the-first-world-war/batteries-and-brigades-of-the-royal-field-artillery/cx-cxi-cxii-and-cxiii-howitzer-brigades-25th-divisional-artillery/ that when 111 Brigade was broken up, half of C/111 went to become a new C/110 in November 1916.  In all likelihood, this is describing his path while in France.

 

The diaries for both brigades are at the National Archives (Foreigngong has already suggested looking there) at:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=110+brigade   110 Bde

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7353337     111 Bde

They are both on Ancestry if you have a sub.

 

The despatch to which the awards relate covers the final phases of the war so the 110 Brigade diary would be the one to look at first.  If nothing else, it will at least give you an idea of where the battery was and what it was doing.  He was a driver so his main occupation would have been with the battery's horses, look out for mention of the wagon lines. (He was on leave first two weeks of September 1918).

 

Max

 

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On 12/01/2019 at 16:39, MaxD said:

Worth reading what Longlongtrail has to say about Mentions:

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/research-mention-despatches/

 

His name appears in the supplement dealing with the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers comprising some 3500 (ish) names of men thought worthy of the distinction by their commanders and whose names had been submitted after the war. There were a further 5 supplements.

LLT also has the despatch (two parts) https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/battles/british-field-commanders-despatches/sir-douglas-haigs-seventh-despatch-final-offensives/

 

Max

Max

Many thanks for the additional information

Tony

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