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Research: H.J. McTearney - WW1 RH/RFA

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Mike4883

Sirs, I am researching my grandfathers military history, I believe his records were destroyed in WW2; Dvr  1021623 Harold James McTearney RH/RFA; discharged 12/06/1921. I believe that he served throughout late 1915 - 1918 in France. He is listed in the casualty lists of December 1918. I have found a Western Front Association pension record ledger card (Ref 2/MM/No 8064) for him that gives his discharge date. I am trying to trace his military history, units served with, theaters deployed and where/when wounded etc. Any advice and or guidance is gratefully appreciated. Sincerely Mike

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MaxD
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Working backwards, James (only one forename) McTearney re-enlisted in the Royal Artillery 13 June 1919 for 2 years discharged with the service number given having previously served as 99803 Driver McTearney in the Royal Field Artillery.going to France in November 1915

 

His service record should still be with MOD and only that record will show the details that you want.  https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

 

His 1919-21 service appears to have been 74 Battery.  There is a  war diary for part of his time with them https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4558560 but not digitised.  It would be as well to obtain his record before any expense on war diaries in case he didn't stay with them.

 

Max

 

PS.  The RH/RFA comes for the fact that the Royal Horse Artillery and the Royal Field Artillery were dealt with by the same record office hence the initials RH/RFA

 

 

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clk

Hi Mike,

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

1 hour ago, Mike4883 said:

...when wounded...

 

His (re)attestation ledger entry (FMP link) also says that he originally attested on 3.9.1914, and was wounded on 29.10.1918.

 

Regards

Chris

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Mike4883

Good day to you Chris, Many thanks for the update; am I able to view these documents mentioned via FMP? My apologies, are they readily accessible or is there a particular web path I need to follow.

Regards

Mike 

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Mike4883

May I also thank MaxD for his very kind assistance and guidance. Max please accept my apologies for not replying to you direct after your very prompt response to my initial request. Regards Mike

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MaxD

Mike  You are most welcome, good luck with your research.

 

As I am here, I am sure Chris won't mind me answering that you need a subscription to view the FMP record.  They have a pay as you go sub which may suit you and then you search the military records for James Tearney with the keyword attestations

 

His medal card (under James McTearney) for his Great War service is at the National Archives (FMP provide a link only) at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3883593  You can download it for £3.50 or simply view the preview image.

 

The FMP record shows his previous number so although the names are slightly different, it is the same chap

 

These two records are the only on-line records for him.

 

Max

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