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Debra Fallows
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Please could anyone give me some information on the 4th Lincolnshire regiment during WW1 on a short service attestation service number 5765630

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6 minutes ago, Debra Fallows said:

Please could anyone give me some information on the 4th Lincolnshire regiment during WW1 on a short service attestation service number 5765630

Thank you

A 7 digit service number is post WW1.


Who is the man you're interested in ?

 

Craig

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Are you sure of bbtn and regiment? Long long Trail only shows 1/4th, a TF bttn

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https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1114&h=269739&tid=&pid=&queryId=fb32c4f828de17c64133aa8946d1de9f&usePUB=true&_phsrc=CUH15339&_phstart=successSource

Name: Christopher Charles Fisher
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1879
Birth Place: Scole, Norfolk, England
Marriage Date: 30 Nov 1903
Marriage Place: Heranich
Age: 41
Document Year: 1920
Regimental Number: 5765630
Regiment Name: 4th Lincoln Regiment
Form Title: Short Service Attestation
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Debra

PRC (Peter) posted a link to Simpson's Official History of the Lincolnshire Regt on this thread. P 103 records that 4th Bn and 5th Bn landed at Havre in 1915 as part of 138 Infantry Brigade of 46 Div. 

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/286745-missing-unit-diary-or-part-of/?tab=comments#comment-2955977

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3 minutes ago, Debra Fallows said:

Christopher Charles Fisher is tge person my Great Grandfather wasn't sure what Short service attestation meant

Normal regular army service was 12 years with the colours. For the war and just after they offered lower periods of enlistment (hence the 'short service'). He attested in 1920 for 2 years service.

Craig

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On reading the ancestry link to his 1920 service it shows that 5765630 Fisher, Christopher Charles joined and served for this period of his army service with the 4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, rather than the Lincolns.

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Thank you because ancestry says Lincolnshire. I thought this strange as he has been in the 2nd Batallion Norfolk Regiments thank you for all the information

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Hi Debra,

 

Welcome to the Forum.

 

If you can access Findmypast, Christopher has three sets of service papers - 1 for his initial militia attestation, 1 for his main (1897 - 1920) service, and one for his 5765630 (1920 - 1922) service number. They can be accessed via these search results.

 

It doesn't look like he served overseas in WW1, rather he may have had a training roll in the UK.

 

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Image sourced from Findmypast

 

Regards

Chris

 

 

 

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