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Hi my first post and have not read all posts in the chain. However the topic is just right I hope.

My grandfather Thomas Arthur Robinson was I believe in the RFA as a "Driver".

He came to Dundalk in time to meet , marry my Gran Mary Anne Darcy in 1919. Question is

what RFA regts were in Dundalk at that time and is there any list of the soldiers themselves.

 

The "belief" comes from a cousin who knew my grandfather and remembers his army stint involved horses and that after the army, his work involved horses. 

 

I have found a Thomas Robinson in medal rolls in RFA. Also another soldier Horace Coles marries my Grans sister. Seems 2 friends marry 2 sisters. 

 

Any help gratefully received as finding out more of less the last piece of the family tree.

 

Martin

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The marriage was on 12 November 1919.

Horace Coles and Kathleen Darcy married on 20 March 1920 in Dundalk.

 

Worth checking the Royal Artillery regimental books on FMP which list all gunners from 1920 when the BA was renumbered. If he is in this, it will show his old regimental number and place of birth which will help you with the Medal Rolls.

 

I haven't got the History of the 5th Division to hand to confirm what Brigade was in Dundalk in 1919-21. but I'm sure someone will provide it quite soon.

 

[Edit: XXXIII Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in Dundalk post-war consisting of 137th, 138th, 139th Batteries. However, remember that it is highly unlikely that he was with any of these batteries during the war.  Also worth noting that there are a few other soldiers who married girls in Dundalk during this period so if you can't find records for your two men, researching these might help some way. Thomas Stretton married 27 Dec 1919; Martin McMenin [?]. Bombardier RFA married 28 Nov 1919; There are plenty more of them .. stealing our women... although as they were marrying Catholics, you may well also find them being baptised as Catholics in the local church also before the weddings as I'm sure most of them were not RC. ]

 

Mark

 

 

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13 hours ago, kildaremark said:

The marriage was on 12 November 1919.

Horace Coles and Kathleen Darcy married on 20 March 1920 in Dundalk.

 

Worth checking the Royal Artillery regimental books on FMP which list all gunners from 1920 when the BA was renumbered. If he is in this, it will show his old regimental number and place of birth which will help you with the Medal Rolls.

 

I haven't got the History of the 5th Division to hand to confirm what Brigade was in Dundalk in 1919-21. but I'm sure someone will provide it quite soon.

 

[Edit: XXXIII Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in Dundalk post-war consisting of 137th, 138th, 139th Batteries. However, remember that it is highly unlikely that he was with any of these batteries during the war.  Also worth noting that there are a few other soldiers who married girls in Dundalk during this period so if you can't find records for your two men, researching these might help some way. Thomas Stretton married 27 Dec 1919; Martin McMenin [?]. Bombardier RFA married 28 Nov 1919; There are plenty more of them .. stealing our women... although as they were marrying Catholics, you may well also find them being baptised as Catholics in the local church also before the weddings as I'm sure most of them were not RC. ]

 

Mark

Mark 

you found the right marriages

can you elaborate on Royal Artillery Regimental Books? I've in past just searched army and RFA but not regimental books

i don't have fmp membership so a trip to library needed

last time I looked too many Thomas Robinson.

 

Martin

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Hi Martin

The entire British army was renumbered in August 1920 and each regiment was allocated a sequence of numbers which were recorded in ledgers most of which I believe have survived. The Royal Artillery ones are in the possession of the Royal Artillery Museum at Woolwich but were digitized by FMP. However, they are no use to you if your man was demobilized in 1919 or 1920 but if your man was still in the BA in the middle of 1920 then he will be recorded in the books. A search on FMP under the misleading title "Royal Artillery attestations" will give you many men with the same name as your relative although the year of birth will give you some idea if he is there. in the absence of service records, this a is a great resource and worth whatever the charge is to get access.

Mark

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I believe there are at least some records from 1919 in the findmypast database referred to above, Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942.

 

Cheers

Maureen

 

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On 20 March 2017 at 20:45, kildaremark said:

The marriage was on 12 November 1919.

Horace Coles and Kathleen Darcy married on 20 March 1920 in Dundalk.

 

Worth checking the Royal Artillery regimental books on FMP which list all gunners from 1920 when the BA was renumbered. If he is in this, it will show his old regimental number and place of birth which will help you with the Medal Rolls.

 

I haven't got the History of the 5th Division to hand to confirm what Brigade was in Dundalk in 1919-21. but I'm sure someone will provide it quite soon.

 

[Edit: XXXIII Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in Dundalk post-war consisting of 137th, 138th, 139th Batteries. However, remember that it is highly unlikely that he was with any of these batteries during the war.  Also worth noting that there are a few other soldiers who married girls in Dundalk during this period so if you can't find records for your two men, researching these might help some way. Thomas Stretton married 27 Dec 1919; Martin McMenin [?]. Bombardier RFA married 28 Nov 1919; There are plenty more of them .. stealing our women... although as they were marrying Catholics, you may well also find them being baptised as Catholics in the local church also before the weddings as I'm sure most of them were not RC. ]

 

Mark

Mark 

you found the right marriages

can you elaborate on Royal Artillery Regimental Books? I've in past just searched army and RFA but not regimental books

i don't have fmp membership so a trip to library needed

last time I looked too many Thomas Robinson.

 

Martin

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Hi

found my grandfather Thomas Arthur Robinson in medal rolls - see attached. Can anyone determine what RFA Regt he was in.

In the RFA Attestation I know his later Regt No was 1032599 and he enlisted in Jan 1915 and was discharged in 1927.

 

Martin

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Martin

His records should be with the Veterans Agengy if he was still serving in 1927.

He disembarked on 12/07/1915 which is consistent with the arrival in Alexandria of 58 Brigade RFA of 11(Northern) Div. The Brigade then arrived in Lemnos on 01/08/1915 and landed at B Beach (Suvla Bay) on 09/08/1915. The WDs of the Brigade and the CRA are on Ancestry under Gallipoli, RFA, II Div. 

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Hello

I'm researching my Grandfather, Alfred George Bates (born 17/3/1889) who appears to have served both in the Merchant Navy and the Royal Field Artillery in WWI as reflected in the Medals Indexes.

I would like to find details of his service history under the RFA where his service number was 91657 and he was a driver.  I cannot determine which division/brigade he was in nor where he might have served.  I would be grateful for any assistance as to where to look etc.

Medal index for RFA - WO 372/2/36411

Medal index for Merchant Navy WWI - BT 395/1/5363

Medal index for Merchant Navy WWII - BT 351/1/8215

Thank you

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Welcome to the Forum, Mark

He has a card with his picture on in "Britain, merchant seamen, 1918-1941" on the Findmypast website. This says born in St. Helier, Jersey. There is no date given as to when he joined the Merchant Navy. His RFA number puts him enlisting in Guernsey on or just after May 29, 1916 as part of 9th Divisional Ammunition Column reinforcements. Men from Guernsey were gathered in groups and shipped over to mainland UK once enough had enlisted. Your grandfather joined 45th Reserve Battery, 3C Reserve Brigade RFA, Swanage on June 17, 1916 with at least 60 other men from Guernsey. 9th DAC had been formed in Guernsey in March 1915, and was also known as the Guernsey Artillery Contingent. However, the so called reinforcements that followed did not necessarily join 9th DAC and became available for posting to any unit. Consequently, I cannot give a definite brigade or division he would have ended up in.

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Hello David

Thank you very much for your reply and the detailed information you've provided.  My research has revealed that he was a steward aboard Great Western Railway Steamships from certainly 1906.  His transition to the RFA is intriguing.  According to my mother he was afraid of horses and so deliberately joined the RFA. She recalls that he was a "rough rider" - would that fit and what does it mean?  One presumes driver equates to cars but I imagine it actually means gun carriages.  We have a set of brass stirrups - would that equate in any way?  I cannot find his service record so I presume it was destroyed in WWII.  Any more details or insights you can provide to the life of an RFA driver would be fantastic.

Thank you

Mark

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Hello I am aware that I'm asking after a year but I am having trouble with finding my great grand uncles unit. His name is George Edward Doughty , he was in the RFA, his regimental number was 23665. Any info would be great, thanks. He might have enlisted at Yorkshire or Nottingham. Again thanks for any info.

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On 26/03/2017 at 15:03, Enrybm said:

Hi

found my grandfather Thomas Arthur Robinson in medal rolls - see attached. Can anyone determine what RFA Regt he was in.

In the RFA Attestation I know his later Regt No was 1032599 and he enlisted in Jan 1915 and was discharged in 1927.

 

Martin

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Martin,

 

Might I ask if you ever followed up Brian's suggestion of seeking his papers from the MOD?  My particular interest would be to find out whether your grandfather did turn out to be in 58 Bde RFA since I'm compiling details of all those who I can confirm did serve in it (www.58FAB.com).

 

The date of entry of 12 Jul 15 might suggest, as Brian says, that he may have gone out with that brigade on the SS Knight Templar, but unfortunately the dates are often rather inaccurate and men of other brigades were arriving at much the same time so it's by no means certain just from the date as to which brigade he was serving in.  

 

David. 

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57 minutes ago, Jacorb said:

Hello I am aware that I'm asking after a year but I am having trouble with finding my great grand uncles unit. His name is George Edward Doughty , he was in the RFA, his regimental number was 23665. Any info would be great, thanks. He might have enlisted at Yorkshire or Nottingham. Again thanks for any info.

 

Jacorb,

 

I would suggest that as you are seeking specific information about a specific soldier, you should begin a new post in the 'Soldiers' part of the forum:

https://www.greatwarforum.org/forum/1-soldiers/

 

Before posting, read the bit that says:

"Before you ask about researching a soldier

BE SURE TO READ THIS

Before you ask a question about finding a soldier's service record or medal index card, please make sure you have first visited "Researching a soldier" at The Long, Long Trail website. The answer is there in 90% of cases. There's a link to it at top-left of this page."

 

 

And I would chose a thread title along the lines of "George Edward Doughty, 23665 RFA. In the main body of your post I would suggest posting as much information that you know about him- date of birth, address, parents, children, job etc etc and what information you are seeking. It will help others point you in the right direction.

 

That way, as a new thread, the title will immediately appear on the main Forum page, and his details will be automatically indexed, and searchable in future, if anyone such as a very distant relative seeks information. This thread was originally started in order to further the knowledge about the numbering schemes, and subsequent renumbering schemes in the RFA., but sadly, lots of specific requests about individuals have occurred over the years, 6 or 7 on the first page alone. Information about those individuals is much harder to search for than if they had a thread devoted to just them.

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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

My Grandad William Tickner 290580 and enlisted 10/4/15 in Caerphilly so going by the list he would have been in the 38th Welsh HB he was discharged from the 141st HB RGA in March 1919...Could anyone tell me where he possibly could have gone for his Basic Training and for how long prior to going to France 1916

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I have read this amazing thread and can not see where my ancestor - William Charles Baron - who served in the FRA sn 62718 and then sm 1026470 fit in please?

 

I know he embarked / arrived in France 28 Oct 1915 until 1917

 

I would love to be able to pin point his unit and activity

 

62718 returns Royal Army Service Corp (Block 1)

 

Thank you for any clues

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

The 7 digit number may indicate service after 1921 so it's just possible his service record  might have survived and be held by the MOD. Sorry I can't  check the database  at the moment.

(And it's RFA, not FRA).

 

This seems to be his MIC:

 

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/1262/images/30850_A000094-01981?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&queryId=94dcd8324d2abc36952a096263a5fe04&usePUB=true&_phsrc=ZsW60&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&_ga=2.229840092.1955805068.1611233581-1599944454.1586080665&pId=10802464

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Thank you Dai, that's him. He enlisted on a 6/6 basis so 1915 to 1927. He arrived in France 28th Oct 1915 - probably Harve - from the 20 reserve unit? 

 

thank you

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