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DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY CONNECTIONS TO THIS REGIMENT,I BELIEVE MY GRANDFATHER MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN IT.

I HAVE DETAILS OF HIS MEDAL CARD.

ROBERT S (SAMUEL) LAND

RANK: GUNNER

REG.NO: 10716

ROLL NO: 102B PAGE 151

VICTORY & BRITISH MEDALS

THE BATTALION I FOUND WAS ON A PICTURE OF A GROUP OF SOLDIERS IN A TUG OF WAR TOURNAMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA 1906.

I BELIEVE THE PRIVATE LAND IN THE PHOTO IS ROBERT.

I KNOW WHEN HE GOT MARRIED IN 1915 HE WAS RESIDENT AT "NO MANS LAND FORT" IN THE SOLENT PORTSMOUTH.

AND I WAS TOLD HE WAS AT THE SOMME,AND HE HAD BEEN GASSED,BUT WAS SAVED,I HAVE A PICTURE OF HIM WHEN HE WAS CONVALESCING(DO NOT KNOW WEAR HE WAS AT THE TIME)

CAN ANYONE VERIFY FOR ME WHETHER THE REGIMENT NUMBER IS PART OF THAT REGIMENT

HOW WOULD I BE ABLE TO GET INFO FROM THE ROLL NO. CAN I DO IT ONLINE.

THANKS IN ADVANCE

SHEILA

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Not sure what you mean - the Norfolks and RGA are seperate units

Medal card of Land, Robert S

Corps Regiment No Rank

Royal Garrison Artillery 10716 Gunner

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Not sure what you mean - the Norfolks and RGA are seperate units

Medal card of Land, Robert S

Corps Regiment No Rank

Royal Garrison Artillery 10716 Gunner

that answers my question then,that the "land" i have in the photo cannot be mine.

how can i then find out more about 10716 regiment number.

sheila

sorry for sounding a bit stupid,but i have not been delving into this area before.

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he could have been prior to joining the RGA in ww1

you would need to check 4 service papers

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Could you post the photo, hopefully with uniforms, to confirm we are talking about the RGA. I would hazard a guess that the number 10716 in the RGA is an early 1900s regular no..

Kevin

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Could you post the photo, hopefully with uniforms, to confirm we are talking about the RGA. I would hazard a guess that the number 10716 in the RGA is an early 1900s regular no..

Kevin

not having much luck trying to post photo will have another go tomorrow, though not sure if it is a militiary uniform

sheila

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