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Swisstony25

Thanks Ian!
 

Keeping my fingers crossed :-)

 

Look forward to hearing from you.

 

Cheers,

 

Tony

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Swisstony25
On 7/15/2017 at 10:28, Coldstreamer said:

 

there are often found in the papers at Regimental HQ in London

 

leave this with me

 

Ian

Hi Coldstreamer,

 

any my luck with the photo search?

 

thanks 

 

Tony

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Coldstreamer

Nothing sorry 

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Swisstony25

Ok, thanks for trying, appreciate it.

 

Cheers,

 

Tony

 

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Rick Walker

Greetings. I am the American who has Lt. Millar's revolver. Any contact in regards to it's owner's military history would be greatly appreciated. Any help with it's eventual repatriation to the Coldstreamers historical archives would be likewise appreciated. Regards, Rick  

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Rick Walker

Just an update... As it's regrettably awkward for me to monitor this site,  I would request that anyone interested in Lt. W.A. Millar's revolver  contact me at rcw1953@up.net. I am anxious to learn it's story. Regards, Rick

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Swisstony25

Could anyone advise what Coy W.G. Robinson was in? 

 

Cheers,

 

Tony

 

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Coldstreamer

Do you know battalion  to make easier for me ?

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Swisstony25

Hi Coldstreamer,

 

2nd battalion I believe - If you check further back on the thread you will see the details found-.

 

Thanks,

 

Tony

 

 

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Swisstony25
On 06/07/2017 at 00:26, clk said:

Hi Tony,

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

You should be able to get a copy of what survives of Williams service record from the regimental archive -see here on how to apply. 

 

I presume that from what you posted, you have access to Ancestry, and that the date range for his death came from his Soldiers Effects record. In the absence of a service record, what it tells you is that a War Gratuity of £11 10s was paid. Using the work that Forum Pal Craig has done on understanding the scheme, his eligible war service counted from the outbreak of the war in August 1914 - though by number sampling his 12360 number would appear to date from September/October 1914. His Medal Rolls indicate that he first arrived in theatre on 17th March 1915. His Soldiers Died record is here

 

The war diary for the 2nd Battalion is available from the National Archives in two parts - see here. It will also be on Ancestry - search page here. For additional contextual detail it would be worth considering looking at the brigade and division HQ diaries.

 

On the concentration report in his CWGC record it says that his body was exhumed from map reference 57c.T.14.c.0.8 before being reburied at his current resting place. His original burial is likely to be much nearer to where he originally fell. Advice on reading trench map co-ordinates is here. This link should open up on square T.14, which by using the slider you can see how it fits into the modern landscape.

 

Good advice on researching soldiers is here

 

Hopefully a Coldstream Guards specialist will pick up on your post, and follow on later.

 

Good luck in your research.

 

Regards

Chris

Hi,

I have the war diary for my Great Uncle mentioned above but its hand written in pencil, I wondered if anyone knew if it is possible to get a translated copy (typed)?

 

Thanks,

 

Tony

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Swisstony25
On 11/03/2018 at 19:44, Swisstony25 said:

Hi Coldstreamer,

 

2nd battalion I believe - If you check further back on the thread you will see the details found-.

 

Thanks,

 

Tony

 

 

Hi Coldstreamer,

 

Any idea about which Coy Pte W.G, Robinson 12360 was in?

 

Cheers,

 

Tony

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Swisstony25

Looking for the 2nd Btn Coldstream diary entries from 17.03.1915 - 17.09.1916. Would like to build a chronological timeline of my great uncles service during his time from disembarkation to his death on 16.09.1916.

 

If anyone could help with a condensed diary for this time period, would be most grateful.

 

Thanks,

 

Tony

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Swisstony25
On 11/08/2018 at 14:17, Swisstony25 said:

the brigade and division HQ diaries.

Any idea how I can get access to this information?

 

Thanks,

 

Tony

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clk

Hi Tony,

 

2 hours ago, Swisstony25 said:
On ‎11‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 13:17, Swisstony25 said:

the brigade and division HQ diaries.

Any idea how I can get access to this information?

 

From the National Archives, the Brigade HQ diaries are here, and the Division HQ (General Staff) diaries here. They should also be on Ancestry - search page here.

 

Regards

Chris

 

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Swisstony25
4 hours ago, clk said:

Hi Tony,

 

 

From the National Archives, the Brigade HQ diaries are here, and the Division HQ (General Staff) diaries here. They should also be on Ancestry - search page here.

 

Regards

Chris

 

Thanks Chris.

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Swisstony25

Still trying to locate a photo. Nothing on his records. Anyone got any ideas?

 

thanks

 

Tony

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