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Ernest Dawkins No: 204175


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Hello

My Great Grandad fought in the first world war in the Machine Gun Corps and then the East Yorks regiment I'm trying to find out where he fought and about his army Career . He served from 1914-1918

I dont have much information apart from his No: 204175 and the regiments he served in is their anyway I can get more information from the internet or do I have to go to the national archives ?

Thank you for any help very much appreciated

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welcome to the forum

soldiers papers that survived ww2 are to be found at the NA, Kew

odd that his medal index card only mentions the EYR and not the MGC

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Hi and welcome to the Forum, Matthew

I was about to comment that the 204175 might have linked him to the Tank Corps not the MGC -

but (in the light of Coldstreamer's post) that is clearly wrong

There's bound to be some-one soon along who can help more

Stephen :)

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odd that his medal index card only mentions the EYR and not the MGC

Perhaps he didn't serve overseas with MGC, but went out with East Yorks, would explain why MGC not listed on MIC.

The 204175 number looks like a post April 1917 Territorial Force number, so maybe he arrived in France after then?

From main site:-

Numbers 200001 to 225000 were assigned to 4th Battn East Yorks Regt

see

http://www.1914-1918.net/TF_renumbering_infantry.htm

Here is MIC - No 14 or 14-15 Star, but he does have a Silver War Badge so would be worth checking SWB Rolls for date of enlistment/discharge

post-4619-1184078892.jpg

cheers

Mike

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Perhaps he didn't serve overseas with MGC, but went out with East Yorks, would explain why MGC not listed on MIC.

The 204175 number looks like a post April 1917 Territorial Force number, so maybe he arrived in France after then?

From main site:-

Numbers 200001 to 225000 were assigned to 4th Battn East Yorks Regt

see

http://www.1914-1918.net/TF_renumbering_infantry.htm

Here is MIC - No 14 or 14-15 Star, but he does have a Silver War Badge so would be worth checking SWB Rolls for date of enlistment/discharge

post-4619-1184078892.jpg

cheers

Mike

Hi

Thanks for all your replys

We have a medal of his dated 1914-1919 , I think I made a mistake about the Machine Gun Corps he had a MGC cap badge so I put 2+2 together and came up with 5 !

Thanks again

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