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Gareth Davies

Thomas Robert Hall

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DavidOwen
Just now, Gareth Davies said:

 

He was a smallholder and butcher/slaughterman.

Butcher might have seen him used for that purpose in the service?

You might try this site to see if Paul has anything further on the number? http://armyservicenumbers.blogspot.com/2012/01/north-staffordshire-regiment-5th.html

or these folks http://staffordshireregimentmuseum.com/

 

Due to the paucity of visible info I would lean towards him having served at home for the duration.... unless there are any other clues.

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Gareth Davies

Thanks David.

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Gareth Davies

Dear All

 

It would seem that the identity disc is a slight red herring as now his son has suggested that he may have been South Staffords and so 41853 is looking favourite. 

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Gareth Davies
On 17 May 2019 at 12:28, George Rayner said:

Yes I appreciate that. Sorry to have cast another red herring then

 

George

 

It appears that you hadn't!

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George Rayner

Call it a lucky cast! Will be pleased if it is the right chap for your friend.

 

George

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clk

Hi,

 

If you were to presume that he didn't serve overseas with the North Staffs, it might be worth comparing the likely issue dates of the North Staffs number, against that of the South Staffs number to see if it is at least possible.

 

Regards

Chris

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Ron Clifton
On 17/05/2019 at 16:02, DavidOwen said:

Butcher might have seen him used for that purpose in the service?

If he was in an infantry battalion, that would be possible but fairly unlikely. Most butchers in the Army belonged to the ASC.

 

Ron

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The Inspector

Hi Gareth and all

Searching the relatives, the only other clue... his sister Susan Hall was born 1st qtr 1879, Wakefield, 9c, 36. 1881 she is with her mother Hannah, a cattle dealer's wife (same as marriage cert , Thomas Hall, TR's father) and her maternal grandparents Hannah Elliott b.1808 and her sister Mary Elliott b. 1835. d.1886.

1891 Susan is with her Uncle Joseph Sykes and his wife Maria (Nee Elliott), 1901 a servant......strange that there isn't a direct connection to Thomas Robert...can't find the rest of the family on the 1881 census..yet...looking....Where does the Nursing info. come from?

EDIT....

 Gen. Nursing Council, residence years 1925- 1934....Sept 22nd ,1922 registered nurse, Permanent Address, Crigglestone, Wakefield,  Yorkshire,  Cert. 1909-1912, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. looking..MIC Susan Hall, 24.2.15.-6.11.15  BWM and Vict, medal award rolls..is this her?

 

Regards Barry

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Gareth Davies

Yes it is her, thank you.

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