Lois Posted 20 January , 2020 Author Share Posted 20 January , 2020 On 19/01/2020 at 15:45, FROGSMILE said: That’s excellent. There’s a lot there to examine but as a start point it confirms his transition from 3rd VB to 5th TF as surmised. Then there’s a section recording all the annual, Summer training camps that he attended and for which he was paid. Then it confirms when he was mobilised for service in WW1, which was known as “embodied”. That then follows with his record of service throughout WW1. He reached the then rank of Company Quarter Master Sergeant (CQMS), which was later recategorised as an appointment, but was then temporarily released from service to carry out “Munitions work” in Luton, until final discharge in December 1916. Statistically it’s difficult to not reach the conclusion that discharge at that point in the war very likely saved his life. Yes, it's a sobering thought. The 1911 census lists his trade as "turner" in an engineering works so I would imagine his skills were useful for munitions work. He was posted to the Mediterranean 26.7.15 to 11.11.15 which I believe means he was involved in Gallipoli. He was invalided back to England from that posting. Researching the Bedfordshire Regiment and Gallipoli are now on my to do list. One other thing. It seems the second photo I posted is not of my grandfather but possibly of my great great uncle. My Mum always said it was my grandfather but when you pointed out the naval connection it didn't add up. I have managed to find naval records for Frank Holt who was indeed an Engine room Artificer. I have no idea why Mum said it was of her Dad and sadly she is not here to ask but you have opened up another fascinating line of research, thank you. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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