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GARBA type data but monthly pre-war returns - April 1911


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In the past I have come across many, many references to GARBA data. (I struggled to find what the anachronism stands for - General Annual Report on the British Army.)

A recent thread had a comment from a seasoned forum participant, which, as I read it, would seem to suggest the pages of the publication are available online for further consultation.

What became a revelation was that the monthly returns for a number of years can be consulted at Kew. (A second tip of the hat to the same seasoned forum participant.) To this end, I ordered the file for 1911, and was able to take a few images, which I have reproduced below.

I am very grateful for having been made aware of the existence of these monthly returns.


 

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Pages 12-13

 

Leinster Regiment

Scottish Rifles

West Yorkshire Regiment

Lincolnshire Regiment

King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment

Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Worcestershire Regiment

Middlesex Regiment

Royal Welsh Fusiliers



 

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Pages 14-15

Royal Scots Fusiliers
Northumberland Fusiliers
Obscured
East Lancashire
Royal Irish Rifles
Rifle Brigade
Manchester Regiment
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Gordon Highlanders
Sherwood Foresters (Nott's' & Derbys' Regiment)


 

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Reproduced further down, in page order

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Reproduced further down, in page order
 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Keith_history_buff said:

In the past I have come across many, many references to GARBA data. (I struggled to find what the anachronism stands for - General Annual Report on the British Army.)
 

Editions from 1902 to 1938 of The General Annual Report on the British Army are available on the library subscription website U.K. Parliamentary Papers. Your library must have subscribed for the 20th Century module.

 

Some UK resident GWF members perhaps may have access to "U.K. Parliamentary Papers" through their county library card (England) , or perhaps  cards for the National Libraries of Wales, and Scotland. Also academic libraries etc. Other countries check out what is available to you e.g. State Library of NSW has access for residents.

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2 hours ago, Keith_history_buff said:

In the past I have come across many, many references to GARBA data. (I struggled to find what the anachronism stands for - General Annual Report on the British Army.)

A recent thread had a comment from a seasoned forum participant, which, as I read it, would seem to suggest the pages of the publication are available online for further consultation.

 

  

28 minutes ago, Maureene said:

Editions from 1902 to 1938 of The General Annual Report on the British Army are available on the library subscription website U.K. Parliamentary Papers. Your library must have subscribed for the 20th Century module.

 

Some UK resident GWF members perhaps may have access to "U.K. Parliamentary Papers" through their county library card (England) , or perhaps  cards for the National Libraries of Wales, and Scotland. Also academic libraries etc. Other countries check out what is available to you e.g. State Library of NSW has access for residents.

 

Hello Maureen,

Thank you very much for advising how it can be accessed online. This is greatly appreciated. 

Off to bed for me.

Many thanks
Keith

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A roll-up of the data for the Northumberland Fusiliers in April 1911. I am intrigued as to the two men in the 2nd Battalion who are serving 3 years with the colours.

 

         
  Unit Colour Service    
  1BN For 2 Years 0  
    For 3 Years 0  
    For 7 Years 253  
    For 8 Years 142  
    For 9 Years 524  
    Extended Service 38  
    Long Service 43  
    Re-engaged men 11  
  2BN For 2 Years 0  
    For 3 Years 2  
    For 7 Years 465  
    For 8 Years 30  
    For 9 Years 99  
    Extended Service 15  
    Long Service 129  
    Re-engaged men 22  
  DEPOT For 2 Years 0  
    For 3 Years 0  
    For 7 Years 65  
    For 8 Years 10  
    For 9 Years 16  
    Extended Service 9  
    Long Service 7  
    Re-engaged men 13  
  Total Result   1893  
         


 

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  • 2 months later...

Pages 16-17 

Royal Fusiliers (cont'd)
Cameronian Highlanders
Lancashire Fusiliers
Essex Regiment
Royal Munster Fusiliers
Royal Sussex Regiment
Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Royal West Kent
Worcester Regiment
Middlesex Regiment
 

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Pages 18-19

Durham Light Infantry
Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
Shropshire Light Infantry
Royal Irish Fusiliers
York & Lancaster Regiment
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
East Surrey Regiment
Royal Irish Regiment
South Lancashire Regiment

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Pages 20-21

Hampshire Regiment
Oxford and Bucks. Light Infantry
North Staffordshire Regiment
Cheshire Regiment
Royal Fusiliers
Yorkshire Light Infantry
East Kent Regiment
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
East Yorkshire Regiment
West Riding Regiment

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Pages 22-23

Rifle Brigade, and Rifle Depôt
Norfolk Regiment
Dorsetshire Regiment
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Leicestershire Regiment
Border Regiment
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Connaught Rangers
Suffolk Regiment
Yorkshire Regiment

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Pages 24-25

Bedfordshire Regiment
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Royal Scots
Devonshire Regiment
Liverpool Regiment
Somerset Light Infantry
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) 
Royal West Surrey Regiment

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Pages 26-27

Welsh Regiment
Northamptonshire Regiment
South Wales Borderers
South Staffordshire Regiment
Gloucestershire Regiment
Misc
- Military Foot Police
- Details, late Royal Garrison Regiment [whom I have seen on the 1911 census]
- Discharge Depot
- Mounted Infantry (staff)
- Signallers

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GARBA grand totals

I have deliberately kept the orientation like this

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[After the totals, the Colonial table starts]

Colonial Corps
West India Regiment
No.29 Company, Royal Army Medical Corps (Non-European Section).

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Pages 30-31
 

Colonial Forces (cont'd)

Royal Artillery, Natives-
- Hong Kong & Singapore Battalion
- Mountain Battery No. 4
- Royal Malta Artillery
Royal Engineers, Natives - Company at Hong Kong
West African Regiment
---"---       R.G.A. Company Natives
---"---       R.E. Company (Natives)

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On 28/05/2021 at 22:44, Keith_history_buff said:

The last two pages that I photographed.

Pages 32-33

 

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