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Can anyone shed any light on the possible name of the officer who's signature is shown below?

 

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He is the author of the "narrative" from May 27, 1918 in the 1/Sherwoods war diary but it is not any of their listed officers. My guess is that he was attached to the 8th Division HQ because they were also located in Roucy along with the 1/Sherwoods who were in divisional reserve that day. A bigger section of writing below in case that helps:

 

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Looks like C. Roulsell, Maj. to me but that is obviously not correct and I am out of ideas.

 

Thank You

Peter

 

 

 

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charlie962

I thought perhaps Roskell but the only hit was William Joseph Lt Col, Staffs, who got a SWB 1917

 

Charlie

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PJS

Thanks Charlie. I tried all combinations of Ro***ll on Ancestry and FMP and found nothing.

 

Peter

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MaxD

Maj GRP Roupell VC was appointed GSO II of 8 Div on 9 May 1918 - possibility although the initials aren't quite right.

 

Max

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PJS
4 hours ago, MaxD said:

Maj GRP Roupell VC was appointed GSO II of 8 Div on 9 May 1918 - possibility although the initials aren't quite right.

 

Max

 

Max, Thank You. Genius!

 

From Headquarters Branches and Services: General Staff (May – June 1918). WO 95/1678/3:

 

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Not happy with the initial "C" and it seems that he did have a brother called Charles (Charles Frederick de Coetlogon Roupell).

 

But then this from his marriage cert:

 

 

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Got to be him ... right?

 

Peter

 

 

 

 

 

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MaxD

He is the only relevant Roupell that appears in the London Gazette.  GPR relinquished the rank of Lt Col in 1921.  C'est lui!

 

Max

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charlie962

well done !

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PJS

Another mystery unraveled! Thanks again.

 

Peter

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