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Help please William Rew, D.A.M.P


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<_< I'm researching my local Roll of Honour, the roll includes all who served with no numbers, ranks etc., regiments are listed, one person has me puzzled. He is William Rew, of Well St., Monifieth and under the regiment / unit the initials D.A.M.P. Can anyone help
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You could try this post in the war at sea section, i think this is your man.

Name: REW, WILLIAM BALLANTYNE

Initials: W B

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Able Seaman

Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Unit Text: Howe Bn. R.N. Div.

Age: 21

Date of Death: 26/04/1917

Service No: CZ/4704

Additional information: Son of Andrew Dorward Rew and Janet Ballantyne Rew, of Moss Rd. Gates, Methven, Perth.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 76.

Cemetery: AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Now DAMP, Defensively Armed Merchant - something beginning with P :( or now more likely something connected with the Drake Battalion of the RND there are a good few of them buried in this cemetery from fighting at the same time.

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John,

Thanks for your help, I will take your advice get on to the Navy stuff. In the the Dundee and Angus area many men were in the RND. so your findings will be persued

Tom

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