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RFA/RHA theatre


JohnMulley
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Hi John

I think the theatre is 1 rather than I. The archives have a list of the codings on their site but here they are also.

In your case it appears 1 = Western Europe ie. France/Belgium

Abbreviations

Alphanumeric codes were noted on the cards. If there is no alphanumeric

code next to Theatre of War then...The codes for personnel who saw their

first operational service from 1 January 1916 onwards, differ slightly

from those personnel who saw operational service before this date. For

example, France and Belguim would be noted as 1 up to 31 December 1915 and

as 1a from 1 January 1916.

Up to 31 December 1915 From 1 January 1916

1 1 Western Europe

a France and Belgium

b Italy

2 2 Balkans

a Greek Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria and European Turkey

b Gallipoli (Dardanelles)

3 Russia (4 - 5 August 1914 to 1 - 2 July 1920)

3 4 Egypt

a 4 - 5 November 1914 to 18 - 19 March 1916

b 18 - 19 March 1916 to 31 October - 1 November 1918

4 5 Africa

a East Africa, Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia

b South West Africa

c Cameroon

d Nigeria

e Togoland

5 6 Asia

a Hedjaz

b Mesopotamia

c Persia

d Trans Caspia

e South West Arabia

f Aden

g Frontier regions of India

h Tsingtau

6 7 Australasia

a New Britain

b New Ireland

c Kaiser Wilhelmland

d Admiralty Islands

e Nauru

f German Samoa

Hope that helped.

regards

Brian

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OOps looks like the formatting is out :blush:

Ok Translation..if you see numbers the 1st one is the area code up to 31/12/15 and the SECOND number is the equivalent after that.

The a,b,c's all relate to the areas after 31/12/15 so as seen above #4 WAS Africa, under new system became #5 and 5a was

East Africa, Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia

Doesnt make much difference in your case though!

Brian

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OOps looks like the formatting is out :blush:

Ok Translation..if you see numbers the 1st one is the area code up to 31/12/15 and the SECOND number is the equivalent after that.

The a,b,c's all relate to the areas after 31/12/15 so as seen above #4 WAS Africa, under new system became #5 and 5a was

East Africa, Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia

Doesnt make much difference in your case though!

Brian

Well, that helps a bit. I need to get to see the medal rolls and or service records at some point, but its nice to have a bit of info...

Thanks.

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