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Pte. Robert Moon. 11324. 1st D.L.I. - D.L.I. A.R.P? Help with Abbreviation Please.


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 I'm looking at records for Pte. Robert Moon. 11324. 1st Battalion D.L.I.

He enlisted 22/1/12, went overseas 21/8/15 and was discharged 12/3/19.  He was awarded a Silver War Badge No. B.268231.  The S.W.B roll and the FMP transcription both wrongly state no overseas service: both list his unit as D.L.I. A.R.P.

Can anyone help to decipher this abbreviation please?

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From GWF site February 2007

india58817 said:
Can someone tell me what 'A.R.P.' means on the attached MIC for Pte 19/677 Timothy WORTHY, Durham Light Infantry?

I am well prepared to kick myself when you enlighten me.

Don't kick yourself just yet but.....

It COULD stand for "Army Reserve Class P"

From the LLT mothersite....."Class P Reserve and Class P(T) were introduced by the same Army Order 355/16. These classes consisted of men

- whose services are deemed to be temporarily of more value to the country in civil life rather than in the Army.

- and who were not lower than medical grade C iii

- and as a result of having served in the Army or TF would, if discharged, be eligible for a pension on the grounds of disability or length of service.

Men in Classes P and P(T) were, for the purposes of pay, allowances, gratuity and pension, treated as if they been discharged on the date of their transfer to Class P or P(T); that is. they did receive money from the Army. Other terms and conditions were as for Class W.

Authorisation was given in early December 1918 for all classes of the P and W reserves (with the exception of conscientious objectors in the latter case) to be discharged forthwith, irrespective of their original terms of engagement."

Hope this helps


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7 hours ago, michaelpi said:


6 hours ago, ss002d6252 said:


Many thanks chaps. 

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