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Does anyone know when these 5 digit numbers might have been issued

 

13607 Pte Samuel Evers 11 Bn Essex Regt

 

G/29665 Pte William Evers 2/4 Bn Queens Own (Royal West Kent) Regt

 

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2 hours ago, Lancastrian said:

Does anyone know when these 5 digit numbers might have been issued

 

13607 Pte Samuel Evers 11 Bn Essex Regt

 

G/29665 Pte William Evers 2/4 Bn Queens Own (Royal West Kent) Regt

 

Thanks

 

 

13607 S  Evers 10th Battalion issued September 1914, probably one of the original recruits,seems to have remained with them until he died of wounds.

 

 

G/26995 W. Evers  called up for service end of Apri/ beginning of May 1917(either a Derby Scheme man or conscript, age and occupation are relevant).

Probably in a draft to the 2/4  on 18th July landing Alexandria 4 August and joined Battalion in the field on 19 August 1917. (Service record 27014 Napier).

You may have difficulty tracking them as the Battalion was disbanded in September 1918, and it appears the men dispersed among the 53rd (Welsh) Division prior to repatriation

 

As both men died you can use Craig's Calculator to cross reference in Soldiers' Effects which confirms William had less than 12 months service when he died (gratuity £3), whereas Samuel had £17 so around September October 1914.

 

Helps if you post the right number!

 

Ken

 

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Thanks kenf48 for the info, thats a great help.

Apologies for the number typo.

 

13607 S Evers... his MIC shows 11 Bn but CWGC records on death show 10 Bn Essex Regt. Is there any way of confirming this without his service records.

 

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Could he appear in the daily casualty lists? If on his return to fitness they had vacancies in the 10th then that's where he went. The 11th shown on his MIC is presumably who he first served abroad with.

 

Simon

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53 minutes ago, Lancastrian said:

13607 S Evers... his MIC shows 11 Bn but CWGC records on death show 10 Bn Essex Regt. Is there any way of confirming this without his service records.

 

The date entered theatre was the 30 August 1915 which is the same date as the 11th Battalion. 

 

So yes, looks like he first went on active service overseas with the 11th Battalion, but was serving with the 10th when he died. Unusually there is no record of Battalions on the Essex Medal Rolls.

 

Ken

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He appears on a wounded list dated 20th October 1915 whilst serving with the 11th Bn.

 

He entered France (as per his 1914-1915 medal roll for the 11th Bn) on 30/08/1915, which is the date the 11th Bn deployed to France.

 

His enlistment date and number are commensurate with him joining the 10th Bn, as noted by Ken

 

CWGC, SDGW and his SER record all show him with 10th Bn which seems conclusive that he died of wounds whilst with the 10th Bn.

 

So I'm thinking:

 

Joined the 10th Bn

Posted to the 11th Bn

Sent to France with the 11th Bn

Wounded and posted to the 10th Bn upon recovery

Died with the 10th Bn

 

Regards

 

Russ

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Great, thanks Ken, Simon and Russ for the info and clearing that up.

I'm still learning, what is SDGW by the way.

His death was registered in Stourbridge, Worcs.

Am I correct in presuming he would have been a patient in the Stourbridge Mil Hospital, an annexe of the 1st Southern Mil Hosp.

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SDGW =Soldiers Died Great War

 

Simon

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