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Welshlady

Hello! 

I am new to this forum, please be kind! 

I've been trying to find out more about my great grandfather. I found this today on Ancestry, but I can't really read the writing. The quality isn't great but I'd appreciate any help.  Thanks 

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ForeignGong

Hi

Welcome to the forum. Can you give us his name and service details so we can look at the original scans. May be able to read them better.

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jay dubaya

Welcome to the forum Welshlady....one may conclude you're a lady from Wales ;)

 

I'm viewing this on a phone screen and I'm struggling to read it even squinting through the good eye, it would really help if you gave us a name or a link to the documents you've found regarding your great grandfather.

J

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Bernard_Lewis

Looks like service with the 252 Tunneling company? More here on that: https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-corps-of-royal-engineers-in-the-first-world-war/tunnelling-companies-of-the-royal-engineers-underground-warfare/

 

Had a couple of spells in hospital. 

 

Bernard

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TEW

From what I can make out, bearing in mind the 'Date of Casualty' column is not in chronlogical order.

 

15/7/16. Transferred from Service? depot Clipstone to General Base depot.

22/7/16. Joined unit from base.

18/8/16. Admitted to hospital.

23/8/16. Discharged from 24 General Hospital. Based in Etaples.

25/8/16. Joined GBD [General Base Depot] from CC [Convalescent Camp?] Etaples.

27/8/16. Admitted No. 5 General Hospital. Based in Rouen.

8/9/16. Joined 4? GBD from CC Rouen.

20/9/16. Joined unit from Base.

 

TEW

 

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ss002d6252
2 hours ago, TEW said:

8/9/16. Joined 4? GBD from CC Rouen

No 4 General Base Depot in Rouen


Craig

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HarryBrook

Welshlady's great grandfather was David Price JAMES 175529 Royal Engineers. This the link to the relevant page on ancestry https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1219/30599_156674-00724?pid=1034928&treeid=&personid=&rc=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=srK2669&_phstart=successSource#?imageId=30599_156674-00740

 

There are, of course several other pages available in his service record.

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Welshlady

Thank you, all!

His name is David Price James, normally only comes up as David P James, Royal Engineers 175529. It is indeed 252 tunnelling company. Also realised after I posted that there is another page :) 

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1219/30599_156674-00757/1034931?backurl=https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/71905707/person/350011478942/facts/citation/1000392153018/edit/record#?imageId=30599_156674-00740

 

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