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Mick M

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George Edward Taplin joined the Royal Welsh Fusiliers on 17.4.15 in Manchester, he was a labourer but only 5 ft 2 inch tall, assigned to 19th Battalion he arrived in France and from Depot looks like he was attached directly to 'RE 173rd tunnelling company.....on the page of his file below he is posted on 15.9.16 and returns 19.9......it doesn't say why is this a leave perhaps?

 

Also I can't find the diary I'm searching in the French diaries under 173rd Tunnelling Company but this doesn't give me any tunnelling companies (finding diaries is a problem for me).....it obviously exists as I see another thread.....he was killed on 16.6.17 can someone have a nose for me please as to how he died...body was recovered and is in CWWGC site....ta...

 

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1219/31238_201572-00278?pid=1889240&backurl=https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?dbid%3D1219%26h%3D1889240%26indiv%3Dtry%26o_vc%3DRecord:OtherRecord%26rhSource%3D2962&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&_ga=2.78109012.1954106544.1588353855-895296782.1588353855#?imageId=31238_201572-00280

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The WD for 173 Tunnelling Co RE for 01/03/1915 to 31/08/1917 is WO 95/335/5. It is not on Ancestry but can be downloaded from TNA. It does not name other ranks in 1916. 

Brian

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21 minutes ago, brianmorris547 said:

The WD for 173 Tunnelling Co RE for 01/03/1915 to 31/08/1917 is WO 95/335/5. It is not on Ancestry but can be downloaded from TNA. It does not name other ranks in 1916. 

Brian

That will be why I can't find it thank you Brian....

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14 hours ago, Mick M said:

n the page of his file below he is posted on 15.9.16 and returns 19.9......it doesn't say why is this a leave perhaps?

Are you reading that correctly ? The entries are out of order but using the dates in the column after 'place' we have, as I read it:

8/7/16     attached 173 Tunnelling Co

27/8/16   Returned to Duty                     (ie with RWF)

15/9/16   To  173 Tunnelling Co

 

Does this make more sense ?

Charlie

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Hi Mick,

 

15 hours ago, Mick M said:

can someone have a nose for me please as to how he died.

 

His service file shows:

image.png.92439cd9f9ee7dfe862c9888ba643d69.png

Image sourced from Findmypast

 

Regards

Chris

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From The Manchester Evening News, June 17th 1918.

Courtesy of the British Newspaper Archive. 

 

 

Screenshot_20200503-135333.jpg

 

From The same publication, July 4th, 1917.

 

 

Screenshot_20200503-140201.jpg

 

From July 5th 1917.

 

 

Screenshot_20200503-141244.jpg

Edited by sadbrewer
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2 hours ago, charlie962 said:

Are you reading that correctly ? The entries are out of order but using the dates in the column after 'place' we have, as I read it:

8/7/16     attached 173 Tunnelling Co

27/8/16   Returned to Duty                     (ie with RWF)

15/9/16   To  173 Tunnelling Co

 

Does this make more sense ?

Charlie

Yes much more sense thank you....

1 hour ago, clk said:

Hi Mick,

 

 

His service file shows:

image.png.92439cd9f9ee7dfe862c9888ba643d69.png

Image sourced from Findmypast

 

Regards

Chris

I missed that thank you....

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33 minutes ago, sadbrewer said:

From The Manchester Evening News, June 17th 1918.

Courtesy of the British Newspaper Archive. 

 

 

Screenshot_20200503-135333.jpg

 

From The same publication, July 4th, 1917.

 

 

Screenshot_20200503-140201.jpg

 

From July 5th 1917.

 

 

Screenshot_20200503-141244.jpg

Awesome many thanks....

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