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AC2 Nursing Orderly Edwin John Ricketts RAF


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My maternal grandfather wore a Red Cross badge and an Army armband in WWI. I am trying to find out more about his service records. Please can anyone help me to find out about those who served as Medics with a Red Cross badge with a white background during WWI?

 

He was Edwin John Ricketts. He was almost 26 at the start of WWI, and was born in 1888 at Weymouth, Dorset. Sorry, I don’t have any WWI Service information. Although he has ‘Army Medical Service’ stamped on his armband, I don’t know if this was part of the regular Army or Red Cross? He was an RAF Medic in WWII.

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Just now, Chris Drakes said:

My maternal grandfather wore a Red Cross badge and an Army armband in WWI. I am trying to find out more about his service records. Please can anyone help me to find out about those who served as Medics with a Red Cross badge with a white background during WWI?

 

He was Edwin John Ricketts. He was almost 26 at the start of WWI, and was born in 1888 at Weymouth, Dorset. Sorry, I don’t have any WWI Service information. Although he has ‘Army Medical Service’ stamped on his armband, I don’t know if this was part of the regular Army or Red Cross? He was an RAF Medic in WWII.

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Someone has just found this for me:

 

Edwin John

Last name Ricketts

Birth year 1888

Birth date 07 Aug 1888

Birth town Weymouth

Birth county Dorset

Occupation Tailors Cutter

Attestation year 1918

Attestation date 10 Aug 1918

Attestation age 30

Service number 284001

Marriage year 1915

Marriage date 16 Jan 1915

Spouse's first name(s) Gertrude Elizabeth

Archive reference AIR 79/2473

Next of kin first name(s) Gertrude Elizabeth

Next of kin last name Ricketts

Record set British Royal Air Force, Airmen's Service Records 1912-1939

He was an AC2 nursing orderly in the RAF in WWII.

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Welcome to the Forum Chris.

 

Those 1918 enlistment details correspond with his RAF service record here on FindmyPast

28 minutes ago, Chris Drakes said:

Record set British Royal Air Force, Airmen's Service Records 1912-1939

He was an AC2 nursing orderly in the RAF in WWII.

He was an AC2 Nursing Orderly in the RAF in the Great War !

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