James R Posted 17 June , 2019 Share Posted 17 June , 2019 All My first post on the forum and I am hoping someone may be able to assist me with research into my great great grandfather. His name was Edward Hall and he served in both the 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards and the Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) during WW1. He enlisted before 1910 and served as a Pte with the service number 5280 in France from 16th August 1914 and qualified for the Mons clasp to his 1914 star, as well as the standard pair. On 21st July 1916 he transferred to Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) with number 51974 where he attained the rank of Acting Sergeant according to his medal roll entry. I know he was on the Winifredian over to France and that at some point he was wounded as he appears on the casualty list issued by the home office on 6th December 1914, with reference to the 5th November 1914. Unfortunately the war diary for this date does not mention any casualties. So far I have found his MIC and Medal Roll entries, but I cannot find a service record, SWB or Casualty Transportation/Clearing Station entry, or medicial record for him. I know he suffered shrapnel wounds during the war, and that he received an army pension. Hopefully these were not all destroyed during WW2. He also saw service in Palestine, I assume with MGC, but unsure of which unit/battalion this was with. I have just read Teenage Tommy by Richard van Emden which has fuelled my desire to know more about my relative. Unfortunately we do not have the medals in the family but I live in hope they may turn up one day for sale. I am doing a research request with the DG musuem to see if they have anything further as well. Would anyone be able to advise where is best to start next to find out more information, or have I covered every source? Thanks in advance James Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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