jim_davies Posted 9 December , 2002 Share Posted 9 December , 2002 I was wondering if there are any experts on the Yorks and Lancs out there that might ne able to point me in the right direction. In researching the 5th Connaught Rangers I came across a number of men from the Rotherham area serving with the battalion with very similar serial numbers. On closer inspectation (ie from Soldiers Died) it appeared that many have formerly served with the Yorks & Lancs. So is anyone aware of any large scale transfers from the Y & l to the Rangers. This would have occurred in the early spring of 1915. The Y & L serial numbers are mainly concentrated in the early 13000 range and the 15100s. The 10th battalion is a good candidate but any info would be welcome. The reason I'm interested is that my great-great uncle was kia with the Rangers, his number is very close to that of many of the former Y & L lads. (Yes I know a trip to the PRO would be worthwhile, but I'm not too local and had a couple of unrewarding encounters with researchers, so I'm trying the unconventional approach). Trying to see if he might have transferred. Thanks Jim Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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