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Estimating enlistment date RE


Pat Twomey

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Sapper Denis Gallagher RE (T) 1060 and RE 448630 was discharged on 20/09/1919. Is it possible to estimate his enlistment date from the above information? He also received a pension for a number of years following his discharge. Was married and lived in Abbey St., Cork.

Would appreciate any help with this.

Thanks in advance

Pat

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It was quite common for a unit to allot service numbers chronologically - so you can look for records for men with similar service numbers.

William George Morris joined the 3/1st Welsh Field Company on 4th May 1916 and was allotted the number 1069 - later re-numbered to 448638.

I expect Gallagher joined a day or so earlier.

Regards

Russ

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And 1049/448620 John Hugh Morgan joined 2nd May 1916.

So those two sets of records straddle Gallagher's numbers 

Regards

Russ

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That's excellent Russ - thanks for the information it really helps.

Would you know if the (T) following RE means 'Territorial'?

Pat

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