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Philipson21

Hi can you please help me with some information about my great grandfather he was called Joseph philipson from Newcastle upon Tyne and I have been told that he was a major or a staff Sargent major in the nortumbria fusiliers his wife was called Annie and had a son my grandfather who joined the army at 14 years old but my great grandfather wrote to the army informing them of the situation and he was later discharged any help would be appreciated thanks 

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Graham Stewart
On 16/01/2020 at 00:38, Philipson21 said:

Hi can you please help me with some information about my great grandfather he was called Joseph philipson from Newcastle upon Tyne and I have been told that he was a major or a staff Sargent major in the nortumbria fusiliers his wife was called Annie and had a son my grandfather who joined the army at 14 years old but my great grandfather wrote to the army informing them of the situation and he was later discharged any help would be appreciated thanks 

Gareth

I'm afraid you may have to supply us with a lttle more information regarding this one, as my database of over 108,000 Northumberlands serving in the Great War doesn't show a Joseph Philipson among the N.C.O.'s or other ranks, nor does anyone of that name have a Medal Index Card. A photo would be ideal as we could check his uniform badges etc.

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I've just split this in a new thread so it doesn't get lost in the other one.


Craig

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  • 8 months later...
On 19/01/2020 at 15:21, Mark1959 said:

Is your grandfather Frank born 1923?

Yes he was Mark how come you know this?

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8 hours ago, Philipson21 said:

Yes he was Mark how come you know this?

Mark has magical powers....from that clue it looks like

Joseph Philipson b 1st November 1886.

Annie H b 11th April 1895. ( nee Foster  )

Frank b 10th March, 1923.

Joe and Annie married in 1913.

Had a daughter Annie in 1914.

In 1939 they were living at 139 Elswick East Terr.

 

Edit...is there a Christmas Philipson in your tree?

 

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I cannot remember 8 months ago. I will try and re-trace my steps to see if it leads to a specific soldier.

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2 hours ago, Mark1959 said:

I cannot remember 8 months ago. I will try and re-trace my steps to see if it leads to a specific soldier.

 

It does Mark....a Sergeant in The RFA though...I just found a tree on Ancestry that fits in with an Annie H Foster....the same name as  Frank's mother, the only thing I don't quite understand is that it's a fairly detailed tree....so much fits...but Frank is not on there, hence the request for info about Christmas Philipson who is on there. If it is the right line there are photos of the man himself. This is the medal card.

 

 

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My concern is the lack of evidence linking the tree to the soldier.. There is nothing that links the two together unless the tree owner knows something we do not.  Misidentification in trees is so common. Sadbrewer - clearly this is the family I originally identified in January. 

The picture on Annie's tree record looks like an Artillery man from the blurred cap badge - the badge is certainly not that of a Northumberland Fusilier

RFRA number prefix means 3097 was a pre-WW1 reservist. So this man was likely mobilised on outbreak. Wonder if a Gunner specialist can define where and when the number may have been allocated

Wonder when the enquirer will be next on the forum?

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