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James123

Hello, 

 

I am trying to find out any info on the following guy:

 

186648: Joss Ellis, 199 Quarrying Company. 

 

Any help will be much appreciated as always

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sadbrewer

If he was from Fagley near Bradford, this chap fits the bill....From The Shipley Times, Oct 26th 1917, courtesy of the British Newspaper Archive. 

 

 

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James123

Wow thankyou sadbrewer, amazing to see pic of the gent

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James123

I've just joined forces war records and it states

"Gunshot wound IX (4) foot, fractured great right toe" 

 

Could that be a mistake regarding how he injured his foot? 

 

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sadbrewer
2 hours ago, James123 said:

I've just joined forces war records and it states

"Gunshot wound IX (4) foot, fractured great right toe" 

 

Could that be a mistake regarding how he injured his foot? 

 

 

His service record is on Findmypast....this is what is says about the injury.

 

 

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sadbrewer

He was born on Jan 20th 1890, married Ivy Wilcox in 1921, had a son Donald W. in 1926....Joss died in 1965.

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James123

Thankyou sadbrewer, I see that it's written in the good old classic Doctors handwitting that nobody can understand. 

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sadbrewer
1 hour ago, James123 said:

Thankyou sadbrewer, I see that it's written in the good old classic Doctors handwitting that nobody can understand. 

 

That's what I thought....it appears to me to say Fracture...P?.....?.....R. Great toe.

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bmbab

Could it possible say:

 

Fracture terminal phalanx R. great toe.  In other words a fracture of the end bone of his right big toe.?

 

Alan

 

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James123

Thankyou Alan, think you are right. 

 

Seems to be very little info on 199 quarrying company, cannot find anything regarding a diary. 

 

It appears that his father owned a quarry and he died in 1916 so maybe lots of men from his quarry served in this unit? 

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bmbab

I had a quick look and all I can find is:

Road and Quarry Companies

These companies were only formed for work in France. The companies were 250 strong and comprised of experienced men from county and county boroughs who were organised into companies. The following Quarry Companies were identified Nos 198, 199, 320 to 329 inclusive and 348 as part of Quarry Maintenance Section. The men in the Roads and Quarries Compounds were issued with five figure service numbers prefixed by the letters WR.

 

Sorry much more news for you

Alan

 

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Terry_Reeves

The RE Library at Chatham have a summary sheet for them covering 22 Aug 1916 - 1 July 1918. I don’t think they are taking enquires at the moment because of a major refurbishment, but you can check their web site for details.

 

TR

 

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James123

Many thanks guys. I will contact the RE Library Terry thankyou and see when they are open for business again

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