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My great grandad was in the 4th reserve cavalry regt for a short while.  His records show his number as 38/19330 but can find no record of a 38 division only a 32.  Has this been appended to his records incorrectly.  He was 2830 Notts Sherwood rangers yeomanry prior to this. 
thanks for any help in advance 

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1 hour ago, Dave67 said:

My great grandad was in the 4th reserve cavalry regt for a short while.  His records show his number as 38/19330 but can find no record of a 38 division only a 32.  Has this been appended to his records incorrectly.  He was 2830 Notts Sherwood rangers yeomanry prior to this. 
thanks for any help in advance 

 Hi Dave67, could you let us know his name?

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Wilfred S ward

38th battalion is what i thought however cannot find a 38th battalion unless i'm looking in wrong place.  32nd closest i can get to it 

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Can you please post an image of the record from which you have got that number.

 

We might then have a chance to help you.

 

Regards

 

Russ

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46 minutes ago, Dave67 said:

Wilfred S Ward

 

Hi Dave, Wilfred's Medal Index Card, corresponding Medal Roll and Pension Ledgers show 201877 with the Tank Corps if that is any help. There doesn't appear to be any mention of 38/19330 unless I am missing something. 

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21 minutes ago, RussT said:

Can you please post an image of the record from which you have got that number.

 

We might then have a chance to help you.

 

Regards

 

Russ

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23 minutes ago, Gunner 87 said:

 

Hi Dave, Wilfred's Medal Index Card, corresponding Medal Roll and Pension Ledgers show 201877 with the Tank Corps if that is any help. There doesn't appear to be any mention of 38/19330 unless I am missing something. 

It is second down on list i've posted image

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1 hour ago, RussT said:

OK, done it myself.

 

It is GS/19330, where GS stands for General Service

 

Russ

 

 

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Russ

Awesome many thanks looks like 38 to me.

Would that have been part of his number the GS or would it have just been number.

Asking as getting a plaque done to go with his medals.

Many thanks for your help

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2 minutes ago, Dave67 said:

Russ

Awesome many thanks looks like 38 to me.

Would that have been part of his number the GS or would it have just been number.

Asking as getting a plaque done to go with his medals.

Many thanks for your help

Sorry why GS in front of only that number as well and not rest

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Dave, this quick read from the LLT pretty much sums it up and 'GS' is listed in the table below the explanatory notes. In short, each regiment had their own numbering system before they were standardised.

 

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/a-soldiers-life-1914-1918/letter-prefixes-to-british-soldiers-numbers-in-the-first-world-war/

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14 minutes ago, Gunner 87 said:

Dave, this quick read from the LLT pretty much sums it up and 'GS' is listed in the table below the explanatory notes. In short, each regiment had their own numbering system before they were standardised.

 

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/a-soldiers-life-1914-1918/letter-prefixes-to-british-soldiers-numbers-in-the-first-world-war/

Many thanks.  Everyones help has been much appreciated.

Dave

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