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Applemany

[quote name='ororkep' Roop or Gillyflower,

Hi pals,

A mutual friend in another forum with special skills (or so it seemed to me!) in linking numbers to attestation dates and places has suggested this is the right place to seek colleagues help in working out some places and dates for some of my ancestors who were in RFA

May I offer you two names for ww1, please, to seek your guidance on possible attestation dates/places:

686881 Pentland, Malcolm - BQMS, A Batt, 286 BDE 2/2nd West Lancs Brigade RFA TF

- my great Uncle

and his brother in law:

28130 Brookes, William Henry - BSM 127 Battery 24th Brigade RFA later Lt. A/Major 56 Div 286 BDE 2/2nd West Lancs Brigade RFA

- his son W F P Brookes was a Capt. also RFA in WW2 - I have yet to learn much about him.

Anything - especially about WHB, who was with 127 in India in 1908 but back in Hampshire in 1911 - would be greatly appreciated.

I'll keep my fingers crossed in hope that some kind pal can lift the veil for me!

Thanks in anticipation

Colin

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RobertBr

Colin

I assume it is a typo but 286 Bde were part of 57th Div not the 56th (London) Div.

Bob

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Applemany

QUOTE (Bob B @ Jul 30 2009, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Colin

I assume it is a typo but 286 Bde were part of 57th Div not the 56th (London) Div.

Bob

Yes, Bob... somehow I have it as being in both.... I have one such where the Bde was moved between Divs, but you are right. Thanks for spotting it.

Colin

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john conley

Hi All

My Great Grandfather was Alfred Conley and I was told at one time he was a profesional soldier.

I was also told he rejoined during the 1st world war as a driver in the RFA.

I went to Kew for a look up and found his number in the medal rolls index as 139683.

I then looked at the original rolls but it just gave 139683 RFA. Awarded Victory & British medals.

The staff at Kew told me I would not be able to find out any more military service information for him, is this true?

He came from Shoreditch in London and I have traced him on various census records so know plenty about him but nothin about his military service. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in anticipation.

John C

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Applemany

John

I assume you already searched Nat Archs

for his medal card?

Colin

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Hi All

My Great Grandfather was Alfred Conley and I was told at one time he was a profesional soldier.

I was also told he rejoined during the 1st world war as a driver in the RFA.

I went to Kew for a look up and found his number in the medal rolls index as 139683.

I then looked at the original rolls but it just gave 139683 RFA. Awarded Victory & British medals.

The staff at Kew told me I would not be able to find out any more military service information for him, is this true?

He came from Shoreditch in London and I have traced him on various census records so know plenty about him but nothin about his military service. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in anticipation.

John C

John,

There are service records for Arthur Conley 139683 at Kew, 34 images in total,

regards Keith.

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David Porter

John C.,

Alfred Conley, 139638, has 34 pages of Service Record on Ancestry. So the NA were wrong.

He was in 4th City of London Royal Fusiliers, No. 113, Discharged 31-03-14. (13 years completed)

He married Lilian Eliza Gal??? at St. Judes, Bethnal Green 24-05-14

5 children born before this marriage, at least one after born in Hoxton/Shoreditch

He enlisted on 23-05-16 in London in the RFA and sent to No.7 Artillery Training School, Winchester (24th)

Posted 67th Division as Driver 16-01-17

Admitted to 23rd British Stationary Hospital, Baghdad "Nephritis - Acute" 04-03-18

Admitted to 32 B.G.H. Amara "Nephritis - Acute" 30-03-18

In 1921 he was living at 35 Bruswick Street, Wells St., Hackney (receipt of medals)

In 1935 he was living at 3 Terrace Road, Well St., S. Hackney E.9. (letter in his handwriting)

He states he is a permanent invalid and requires exact dates of sickness for the British Legion.

Served in Mesopotamia and "Inflamation of the Kidneys" is mentioned.

I can give you a little more information if you need it - like birth dates for children.

Regards,

David

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john conley

Hi

Colin I have searched the medal rolls.

David this is fantastic information and I have now really perked up after the disappointment with the information given at Kew.

If it is not too much trouble any information is welcome. Birthdates would be great as census only give ages.

This is certainly my Great Granfather as I know he married Lillian Gaffie and was previously married to Ada Warbiss.

I also have a photo of a soldier on a horse with Mesopotamia written on the back. From the information you have supplied it is almost certainly Alfred.

I do not know where you have obtained this information but yes Keith a further trip to Kew is certainly on the cards.

Thanks Gents.

Regards John C

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David Porter

John C,

PM sent with more details of his movements and family

David

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john conley

David

Thank you very much for taking the time to supply all these details.

Have sent a PM to you.

Thanks Again

John C

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Karen Eves

Apologies for being away for so long but work, research and current operations abroad have kept me too busy!

I have a couple of questions if I may regarding the research of my GGF Micheal Holding of the 152nd Hackney RGA HB..........

(1) I have been advised that a book existed called The ATTESTATION book which was used for when the men enlisted in 1915. I'm specifically looking for 152nd Hackney RGA HB version - can anyone help?

(2) I have a copy of General Haig's Map 1 of the SOMME and have cross referenced via the War Diary the village where the battery were sited (Mailly-Maillet), they were firing 60pdr. This is indicated on the map by a red circle with a red dot in the middle, does anybody know which dot represents which battery as I don't want to confuse any other batteries in the area.

Many thanks in advance,

Karen Eves

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essdee

Karen

Circles with dots in the centre indicates 6" Gun batteries not 60 Pdrs. The 60 Pdrs and 4.7 " Guns were represented by filled in cirlces, circles with a cross in the middle 9.2 " & 12" Guns etc.

Stuart

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Karen Eves

Stuart,

Many thanks, I better go and check the key as I've obviously been reading it wrong........

Karen

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KONDOA

Karen, it often depends upon the date of the map. Locations were sometimes used by batteries other than those indicated for periods.

Roop

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Ian Senior y Morrison

Sir

Some help requesred.An officer serving in France with the designation

transferred from 2nd city aberdeen btry ,to- Headquarters 51 High RFA (TF)

1/1 H.F.A. Bde...............................a later entry

2/1st Highland AMB - Admitted - r(or)vHD .....................a few entries later after transfer to Cadet unit, commissioned

3/1 Highland Bde

5 Res Bde, catterick.

Correct me if incorrect

1/1 H.F.A. Bde is the brigade headquarters for the 255th brigade, the officer having been transferred there from his original 2nd city of aberdeen battery.

2/1st is not a battery or brigade but an ambulance, admitting the officer upon injury rHD

3/1 is a segment of the division that never went overseas and trained officers in conjunction with 5 Reserve brigade.

Kindly assist. Thank you

SN RANGE/ BRIGADE (OR BATTERY)/ PREWAR REGULAR ARMY RHA/RFA

1 - 99999

SN RANGE/ BRIGADE (OR BATTERY)/ PREWAR REGULAR ARMY RGA

1 - 49999

SN RANGE/ BRIGADE (OR BATTERY)/ NEW ARMY BATTERY Etc.

11 Hull HB 290003 290324

158 Hull HB " "

38 Howitzer Brigade " "

38 Welsh HB 290325 290590

122 Oxford HB

124 Hull HB 290601 290850

126 Camberwell HB 290851 291008

199 Camberwell HB 291001 291145

127 Bristol HB 291146 291300

128 Oxford HB 291350 291500

129 Bristol HB 291580 291780

132 Oxford HB 291780 292000

125 County PalatineHB 292001 292250

133 County PalatineHB 292251 292450

134 Cornwall HB TF ------- -------- see TF lists

135 Oxford HB 292451 292700

137 Deptford HB 292726 292975

138 HampsteadHB 292951 293200

140 HammersmithHB 293201 293415

136 County PalatineHB 293401 293700

141 East Ham HB 293701 293950

142 Durham HB -------- -------- see TF lists

143 Ashton Under Lyne 293951 294150

144 York HB 294151 294350

145 Stockport HB 294351 294600

146 Hull HB 294601 294800

147 Leicester HB 294801 295000

148 Smethwick HB 295051 295300

149 Wakefield HB 295301 295550

150 Rotherham HB 295551 295750

151 Darlington HB 295751 296000

152 Hackney HB 296001 296250

153 Tottenham HB 296251 296500

139 HampsteadHB 296501 296700

154 Halifax 296701 296850

155 E. CheshireHB 296851 297100

156 Oxford 297101 297400

157 Leicester HB 297401 297600

SN RANGE/ BRIGADE (OR BATTERY)/ FORMER TF BRIGADE

300001-306000 4 HIGHLAND MTN BDE, RGA

306001-307000 FIFESHIRE HVY BY, RGA/ HIGHLAND DIV

307001-308000 2/1 EDINBURGH HVY BY, RGA/ LOWLAND DIV

307001-308000 CITY OF EDINBURGH HVY BY, RGA LOWLAND DIV

308001-310000 1 LANCASHIRE HY BY, RGA/ W LANCS DIV

308001-310000 2 LANCASHIRE HY BY, RGA/ W LANCS DIV

310001-311000 CARNARVON HVY BDE, RGA/ WELCH DIV

311001-312000 NORTHUMBRIAN HVY BY, RGA/ NUMBRIAN DIV

312001-313000 W RIDING HVY BDE, RGA /W RIDING DIV

313001-314000 2/1 N MIDLAND HVY BY, RGA /N MIDLAND DIV

313001-314000 STAFFORDSHIRE HVY BY, RGA/ N MIDLAND DIV

314001-315000 WARWICKSHIRE HVY BY, RGA/ S MIDLAND DIV

315001-316000 1/1 WESSEX (HAMPSHIRE) HVY BY, RGA/ WESSEX DIV

315001-316000 HAMPSHIRE HVY BY, RGA/ WESSEX DIV

316001-317000 ESSEX HVY BY, RGA/ E ANGLICAN DIV

317001-318000 KENT HVY BY, RGA/ HOME CO DIV

318001-321000 1 LONDON HVY BY, RGA/ LONDON DIV

318001-321000 2 LONDON HVY BY, RGA/ LONDON DIV

321001-326000 CORNWALL FORTRESS RGA

326001-329000 CLYDE FORTRESS RGA

329001-334000 DEVON FORTRESS RGA

334001-337000 DORSETSHIRE FORTRESS RGA

337001-340000 DURHAM FORTRESS RGA

340001-344000 ESSEX & SUSSEX FORTRESS RGA

344001-348000 FORTH (CITY OF EDINBURGH) FORTRESS RGA

348001-352000 GLAMORGAN FORTRESS RGA

352001-358000 HAMPSHIRE (SOUTHAMPTON) FORTRESS RGA

358001-362000 KENT FORTRESS RGA

362001-365000 LANCASHIRE & CHESHIRE FORTRESS RGA

365001-368000 N SCOTTISH (CITY OF ABERDEEN) FORTRESS RGA

368001-371000 ORKNEY FORTRESS RGA

371001-374000 PEMBROKE FORTRESS RGA

374001-376000 SUSSEX FORTRESS RGA

376001-328000 NORTHUMBERLAND (TYNEMOUTH) FORTRESS RGA

382001-388000 E RIDING OF YORKSHIRE FORTRESS RGA

600001-602000 INVERNESS-SHIRE BTY, RHA/ INVERNESS, RHA

602001-604000 1/AYRSHIRE BTY, RHA/ AYR, RHA

604001-606000 SHROPSHIRE BTY, RHA/ SHROPSHIRE, RHA

606001-608000 GLAMORGAN BTY, RHA/ GLAMORGAN RHA

608001-610000 C/264 W RIDING RHA

610001-612000 LEICESTERSHIRE BTY, RHA/ LEICESTER, RHA

612001-614000 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BTY, RHA/ NOTTINGHAM, RHA

614001-616000 1/WARWICKSHIRE BTY, RHA/ WARWICK, RHA

616001-618000 BERKSHIRE BTY, RHA/ BERKSHIRE, RHA

618001-620000 A/264 HANTS RHA

620001-622000 SOMERSETSHIRE BTY, RHA/ SOMERSET, RHA

622001-624000 B/264 ESSEX RHA

624001-628000 HONOURABLE ARTILLERY CO. LONDON

630001-635000 255 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/1 HIGHLAND BDE

630001-635000 320 BDE, RFA TF/BDE, 2/HIGHLAND

635001-640000 256 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/ 2 HIGHLAND BDE

635001-640000 321 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/HIGHLAND

640001-645000 258 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/2 HIGHLAND BDE

640001-645000 322 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/HIGHLAND

645001-650000 51 DAC/ HIGHLAND

645001-650000 64 DAC/ 2/HIGHLAND

650001-655000 257 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/1 LOWLAND BETWEEN 11 MAY 16-3 JUN 16

650001-655000 325 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/LOWLAND

655001-660000 261 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/2 LOWLAND (260, 28 MAY 16-SEP 16)

655001-660000 326 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/LOWLAND

660001-665000 262 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/3 LOWLAND (261, 28 MAY 16-SEP 16)

660001-665000 327 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/LOWLAND

665001-669000 263 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/4 LOWLAND BDE (BROKEN UP DEC 16)

665001-670000 328 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/LOWLAND

669001-671000 264 BDE, RFA TF/ LOWLAND

670001-675000 65 DAC/ 2/LOWLAND

671001-675000 52 DAC/ LOWLAND

675001-680000 275 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/1 W LANCS

675001-680000 285 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/1 W LANCS

680001-685000 276 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/2 W LANCS

680001-685000 286 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/2 W LANCS

685001-690000 277 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/3 W LANCS

685001-690000 287 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/3 W LANCS (BROKEN UP FEB 17)

690001-695000 278 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/4 W LANCS (BROKEN UP OCT 16)

690001-695000 288 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/4 W LANCS

695001-700000 55 DAC/ W LANCASHIRE

695001-700000 57 DAC/ 2/W LANCASHIRE

700001-705000 210 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/1 E LANCS

700001-705000 330 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/1 E LANCASHIRE

705001-710000 211 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/2 E LANCS (BROKEN UP FEB 17)

705001-710000 331 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/2 E LANCASHIRE

710001-715000 212 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/3 E LANCS (RENUMBERED AS 211 BDE ON DEC 16)

710001-715000 332 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/3 LANCASHIRE (BROKEN UP, APR 17)

715001-720000 213 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/4 E LANCS BDE (BROKEN UP DEC 16, BTYS TO 120 & 211)

715001-720000 333 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/4 LANCASHIRE

720001-725000 42 DAC/ E LANC

720001-725000 66 DAC/ 2/E LANCASHIRE

725001-730000 265 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/1 WELCH BDE (BROKEN UP DEC 16)(RENUMBERED FROM 267, DEC 16)

725001-730000 340 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/1 WELCH (BROKEN UP MAY 16, BTRYS TO 342 & 343 BDES)

730001-735000 266 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/2 WELCH BDE

730001-735000 341 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/2 WELCH

735001-740000 267 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/1 CHESHIRE BDE (RENUMBERED 265, DEC 16)

735001-740000 342 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/1 CHESHIRE BDE

740001-745000 268 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/4 WELCH BDE (RENUMBERED 266, DEC 16)

740001-745000 343 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/4 WELCH

745001-750000 54 DAC/ WELCH

745001-750000 68 DAC/ 2/WELCH

750001-755000 250 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/1 NORTHUMBRIAN BDE

750001-755000 315 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/1 NORTHUMBRIAN

755001-760000 BDE, RFA TF/ 251 1/2 NORTHUMBRIAN BDE

755001-760000 BDE, RFA TF/ 316 2/2 NORTHUMBRIAN

760001-765000 BDE, RFA TF/ 252 1/3 NORTHUMBRIAN BDE

760001-765000 BDE, RFA TF/ 317 2/3 NORTHUMBRIAN

765001-770000 BDE, RFA TF/ 253 1/4 NORTHUMBRIAN BDE

765001-770000 BDE, RFA TF/ 318 2/4 NORTHUMBRIAN (RENUMBERED 223, JUL 16)

770001-775000 50 DAC/ NORTHUMBRIAN

770001-775000 63 DAC/ 2/NORTHUMBRIAN

775001-780000 245 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/1 W RIDING BDE

775001-780000 310 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/1 W RIDING

780001-785000 246 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/2 W RIDING BDE

780001-785000 311 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/2 W RIDING

785001-790000 247 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/3 W RIDING BDE

785001-790000 312 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/3 W RIDING

790001-795000 248 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/4 W RIDING BDE

790001-795000 313 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/4 W RIDING

795001-800000 49 DAC/ W RIDING

795001-800000 62 DAC/ 2/W RIDING

800001-805000 230 BDE, RFA TF/ 1 N MIDLAND BDE

800001-805000 295 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/1 N MIDLAND

805001-810000 231 BDE, RFA TF/ 2 N MIDLAND BDE

805001-810000 296 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/2 MIDLAND

810001-815000 232 AFA BDE BDE, RFA TF/ 3 N MIDLAND BDE

810001-815000 297 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/3 MIDLAND

815001-820000 233 BDE, RFA TF/ N MIDLAND

815001-820000 298 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/4 MIDLAND

820001-825000 46 DAC/ N MIDLAND

820001-825000 59 DAC/ 2/N MIDLAND

825001-830000 240 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/1 S MIDLAND BDE

825001-830000 305 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/1 S MIDLAND (BROKEN UP, SEP 16)

830001-835000 241 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/2 S MIDLAND BDE

830001-835000 306 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/2 S MIDLAND

835001-840000 242 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/3 S MIDLAND BDE

835001-840000 307 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/3 S MIDLAND

840001-845000 243 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/4 S MIDLAND BDE

840001-845000 308 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/4 S MIDLAND

845001-850000 48 DAC/ S MIDLAND

845001-850000 61 DAC/ 2/S MIDLAND

850001-855000 215 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/1 WESSEX BDE

850001-855000 225 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/1 WESSEX BDE

855001-860000 'E' RES BDE

855001-860000 216 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/2 WESSEX BDE

860001-865000 217 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/4 WESSEX BDE

860001-865000 227 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/2 WESSEX BDE

865001-870000 218 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/3 WESSEX BDE

865001-870000 228 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/3 WESSEX BDE

870001-875000 43 DAC/ WESSEX

870001-875000 45 DAC/ WESSEX

875001-880000 270 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/1 E ANGLICAN BDE (RENUMBERED 272, DEC 16)

875001-880000 345 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/1 E ANGLICAN (BROKEN UP DEC 16))

880001-885000 271 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/2 E ANGLICAN BDE

880001-885000 346 BDE, RFA TF/ BDE, 2/2 E ANGLICAN

885001-890000 272 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/3 BDE ANGLICAN BDE (BROKEN UP DEC 16)

885001-890000 347 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/3 E ANGLICAN

890001-895000 273 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/4 E ANGLICAN BDE (RENUMBERED 270, DEC 16)

890001-895000 348 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/4 E ANGLICAN

895001-900000 55 DAC/ E ANGLICAN

895001-900000 69 DAC/ 2/E ANGLICAN

900001-905000 220 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/1 HOME CO BDE

900001-905000 335 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/1 HOME CO (BROKEN UP MAR 16)

905001-910000 221 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/2 HOME CO BDE

905001-910000 336 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/2 HOME CO

910001-915000 222 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/3 HOME CO BDE

910001-915000 337 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/3 HOME CO

915001-920000 27 DAC/ HOME CO

915001-920000 338 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/4 HOME CO (BROKEN UP, MAR 16)

920001-925000 43 DAC/ HOME CO

920001-925000 67 DAC/ 2/HOME COUNTIES

925001-930000 280 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/1 LONDON BDE

925001-930000 290 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/1 LONDON BDE

930001-935000 281 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/2 LONDON BDE

930001-935000 291 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/2 LONDON BDE

935001-940000 282 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/3 LONDON BDE

935001-940000 292 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/3 LONDON BDE (BROKEN UP, SEP 16)

940001-945000 283 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/4 LONDON BDE

940001-945000 293 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/4 LONDON BDE

945001-950000 56 DAC/ 1 LONDON

945001-950000 58 DAC/ 2/1ST LONDON

950001-955000 235 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/5 LONDON BDE

950001-955000 300 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/5 LONDON (BROKEN UP AUG 16)

955001-960000 236 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/6 LONDON BDE

955001-960000 301 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/6 LONDON

960001-965000 237 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/7 LONDON BDE

960001-965000 302 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/7 LONDON

965001-970000 238 BDE, RFA TF/ 1/8 LONDON BDE

965001-970000 303 BDE, RFA TF/ 2/8 LONDON

970001-975000 47 DAC/ 2ND LONDON

970001-975000 60 DAC/ 2/2ND LONDO

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Ian Senior y Morrison

A list in an earlier reply gives 255th Highland Brigade RFA becoming 1/1 Highland Brigade RFA.

The 1/1st Battery of this same brigade was renumbered A' Battery.

Is there any way of knowing in records which 1/1 is being referred to unless terms are used indicating brigade or battery. I have a document stating 1/1 alone

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porkpie

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For all those Artillery fans out there the unit locations as from the 1st July 1913 will now appear.

Graham.

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The R.H.A. 1913.

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The Royal Garrison Artillery 1913.

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porkpie

Hi Graham,

I have just registered to gwf but it is only today that I have been able to see your attachments for the location of rfa units on 1st Jul 1913. The data you have presented has been very helpful in fixing the soldier I am researching for my cousin in Australia. He was George Forfar reg .no.'s 225 and 730032. The latter number puts him in 267th Brigade TF 1/2 Welch Brigade in early 1917. My question is can his brigade be located in other time periods/diaries in addition to July 1913 eg at the time when his 6 digit number was allocated. From his low TF number, I am assuming he joined the TF shortly after 1908. He was living in Cardiff at the time.

I have tried locating RFA records at Cardiff Archives Centre without success. I go to London quite often so could look in at Kew National Archives but I'm not sure where to look for the info needed.

Many thanks for your anticipated help

Roger Jones

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jamesday

Hi All

I am researching an Albert Hector Peacock whose MIC numbers indicates HAC 626486 and RFA 298230. The HAC number tallies but please could someone point me at a unit for the RFA number. BWM and VM as a Gunner. He survived the war to later die during WW2. Buried in Abergavenny.

Many thanks

James

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David Porter

James,

The HAC number 626486 puts Albert joining in late 1917 or early 1918.

If he served on a regular attestation, when transferred to Class Z Reserves after the war, he would have been given a number like the other one you have.

I believe RFA numbers after 280xxx (and possibly before this) were given to men who were in Class Z Reserve, so he would not be attached to a unit.

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RobertBr

I wish RFA numbering was that simple. My Grandfather number was 169149 he was in 281st Bde which supposedly has number in the range 930001-935000.

Bob

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steandpaula

Hi,

Where would you place number a man with the number 3522 (L/3522) on his MIC

?

Regards,

Ste

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battiscombe

L/3522 would be one of the locally recruited brigades - numbered L/xxxx - the number could be in more than one of them who numbered men in the series up to 1000.. his 'date of entry' may suggest which Brigade. 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade is one possibility if this is James France going to France 28/11/1915

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steandpaula

Thanks. Are you putting the Brigade suggestion purley on the to theatre date? It is the James France you mention.

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Stebie9173

Just to bounce this incredibly useful topic back (see 1st page for Territorial artillery numbers) to the top so Search doesn't lose it.

Steve.

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