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19TH (WESTERN)division cyclist battalion

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BIFFO

Again im banging my head against a wall

I have a soldier born 1885,in pontypool Monmouthshire

thats the easy bit

I have looked  for cyclist battalions on LLT, previous posts,which to be honest muddied the waters,google isnt much use

 

The soldier corporal  Alfred  John Morgan service number 5075 A cyclist corp

                   private                                                service number 46463 Royal Welsh Fusiliers,

 

as he is a corporal when war breaks out I assume he was a territorial 

I know the cyclist corps were basically message runners

his mic doesnt say when/where he went,says he demobbed 17-April 1919

his medal roll says

 to attached to 19th division

attached to division HQ,

he could have gone to France with the 19th July 1915,his mic says he is entitled to 15 star

my question is

is the 19th division WD on a well known family site

when/why  he joined RWF,

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Ron Clifton

Hello Biffo

 

The War Diary is here:

19 DIVISION 
WO 95/2067 Divisional Troops   
WO 95/2067 "C" Squadron 1/1 Yorkshire Dragoons 1915 June - 1916 May  
WO 95/2067 Divisional Cyclist Company 1915 July - 1916 Apr.  

It can be downloaded from the Kew website, www.nationalarchives.gov.uk for about £3.50. You may need to add a suffix such as /1, /2 etc as there are two or more diaries in the file.  If you have access to Ancestry you may be able to get it free.

 

War Diaries rarely mention individuals by name other than officers, but numbers of casualties each day are nearly always given, and the location of the unit, with a short description of its activities, is given on each day.

 

Divisions had cyclist companies, which in Spring 1916 were consolidated into Corps Cyclist Battalions. For 19 Div, I think that you may also need to look at these files:

XI CORPS 
WO 95/890 Corps Cyclist Battalion 1916 May - 1917 Nov.  
WO 95/890 Corps Cyclist Battalion 1918 Apr. - 1919 June  
WO 95/4211 Corps Cyclist Battalion 1917 Dec. - 1918 Feb.  (for service in Italy)
 

Good hunting!

 

Ron

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BIFFO

thank you Ron,I am a member of ancestry BUT I cannot  find it ?

Biffo 

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Ron Clifton

Try leaving out the WO, or the WO95.

 

Ron

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travers61

Found on ancestry in the War Diaries section by typing in Cyclist as the regiment & 19th Division as the keyword, then hover over the various options.

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BIFFO

Two top men, :thumbsup::thumbsup:

will try Thursday

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