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I'm looking forw info on my great grandfather Reginald Anthony Argyle and his father Frederick James argyle any info please send it to me

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

I think you need to post a lot more information about these two men if you're to have any chance of finding any information about them.

The usual information- full name, date & place of birth, occupation and residence in 1914 if known, or 1911 Census.

Wife, children, parents, siblings etc etc.

Regiment and locations he served.

And whether your GGF survived the Great War

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George Rayner

Welcome to the forum. There are a lot of Argyles! We need more background information as Dai suggests in above post. We can help....but need info to start us off!

 

George

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RaySearching

As above 

and may I suggest you first read

The Long Long Trail , Researching soldiers of the british army in the great war

which can be found at the top of the page

regards Ray

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Reggie argyle

Frederick was born at Nether Wallop, near Andover, Hants and enlisted 1912 at Winchester age 17 years. He served post war and was discharged in October 1922 for fighting drunk then joined the RAF while in the army he received a mm that's why he wasn't court martialed  but that's all I know about Fred but Reginald Anthony Argyle born as Anthony Reginald Argyle in st Thomas Street Winchester he inlisted for the Hampshire regiment in 1938 at the age of 15 as a bugler in France they found he was too young so he legally changed his name too Reginald Anthony Argyle and re joined at the start of WW2 if need any more information I could ask Reginalds son Alan (my grandad)

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MaxD

9081 Sgt Frederick Argyle MM of the Royal Hampshires would look to be a good fit.  Only his medal records survive showing he went to France on 23 August 1914 with 1st Battalion.  https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1641804

His number fits with enlistment in 1912.  His MM was published in 1917:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30172/supplement/6826

and a bar to the MM in 1918:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30797/supplement/8308

 

Only thing to check is that the bar to the MM has his place of residence as Freshwater Isle of Wight - does that fit??

 

If he served till 1922 then his records may still be with MOD, I'll check the listings  Wait out.

 

Max

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keithmroberts

The Hampshire Regimental Museum in Winchester might have some information regarding the Reginald Anthony, or you could apply to the MOD for his records .https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

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Reggie argyle
6 minutes ago, MaxD said:

9081 Sgt Frederick Argyle MM of the Royal Hampshires would look to be a good fit.  Only his medal records survive showing he went to France on 23 August 1914 with 1st Battalion.  https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1641804

His number fits with enlistment in 1912.  His MM was published in 1917:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30172/supplement/6826

and a bar to the MM in 1918:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30797/supplement/8308

 

Only thing to check is that the bar to the MM has his place of residence as Freshwater Isle of Wight - does that fit??

 

If he served till 1922 then his records may still be with MOD, I'll check the listings  Wait out.

 

Max

Thanks max yes he lived in freshwater the info fits in perfectly 

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MaxD

Frederick does not seem to appear on the lists of records stil held by MoD - but I may have missed it!

 

WW2 records are still with MOD and you can apply - snap Keith!

 

There are 6 war diaries covering 1 Hampshires in the Great War, each downloadable for £3.50 (first six here)https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_aq=1 hampshire&_cr=WO 95&_dss=range&_ro=any&_p=1900&_st=adv  Do you have an Ancestry subscription or a good local library?

 

Max

 

 

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charlie962

His RAF Service record (edit-only up to 1929) is here on FindmyPast. 1923 joining. Says previously Hants Regt joined 2/4/1912

 

Charlie

 

It confirms MM and Bar.  He joined RAF as an AC2, perhaps as a result of the incident you mentioned.

1114887800_GWFArgylFRAFextract.JPG.5a1cea2ba05b42d9dbddb69a65908fbf.JPG

Courtesy FindmyPast, Link as above

 

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MaxD

Citations for Military Medals (and bars thereto) are not to be found.  You should read through the diaries concentrating on April/May/June 1917 (a little before the publication in July) and Apr/May/Jun 1918 (publication July 1918) although the award could well have been even earlier than the months given.  The fact of the award is often mentioned but the precise reason rarely given and you have to look at what the regiment was doing at the time.

 

Max

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Reggie argyle
37 minutes ago, keithmroberts said:

The Hampshire Regimental Museum in Winchester might have some information regarding the Reginald Anthony, or you could apply to the MOD for his records .https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

Thanks

23 hours ago, George Rayner said:

Welcome to the forum. There are a lot of Argyles! We need more background information as Dai suggests in above post. We can help....but need info to start us off!

 

George

Enough info ?

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