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Can anyone identify the ensignia on his left arm


Steve_McGarry
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Hi here is a pic of Great Grandad .. Looking at Medal Rolls I think he was in the Lancashire Fusiliers .. He's the only Woolf Phillips I found.. Can you identify the ensignia on the left sleeve ??? I can send bigger pic if required ... many thanks .. The poor bloke came home and his wife had had it on her toes with another bloke ... :angry:

 

 

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Many thanks in advance

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Well, the invetred chevron is a long service stripe - 2 years, I believe. Can't make out the round badge: some form of trade badge, but can't see it clearly. The stripes on his right arm are overseas secrvice chevrons.

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hiya steve,your gt grandfather was a bethnal green lad,i doubt if he would have been in a territorial battalion in lancashire,do you think this could be him.

pte woolfe,w phillips

london regt 595019 then transferred to the KRRC as pte 52068

regards,bernard

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Bernard ... My Flabber is gasted !! How did you find that info out ... Woolf was indeed a Bethnal Green lad.His middle name was william... I am puzzelled to know how you found that info when my search of the Medal rolls only found one woolf .. A quick check on the medal rolls of 595019 shows he was in the 9th London regt until transferred to the KRRC .. no batt number though :(

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hiya steve,i just added an E to his christian name,i have had trouble with misscribed names before,one of them was a pte woolfenden,which turned out to be spelt,wolfenden,at least gt grandfathers been found,good hunting steve,bernard

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  • 6 months later...
Guest selegend

Hi Steve ,

I have been looking for a Alfred Robert Woolfe who fought in the boer war and ww1,AND he was also born in Bethnal Green!

could they be related.

thanks for your time

steve edwards

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