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Hi all

Just a quick one guys.....

When a service number is S/7991, does the 'S' stand for anything in particular ?

regards

Clark

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in the asc its supply corps

aif - enlisted S Australia

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Varies from regiment to regiment.

Which regiment was your soldier in? Rifle Brigade by any chance?

Cheers,

Mark

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Couldn't find S/7991 in the RB, though I do think the S prefix was used by RB for Kitchener volunteers. R was used by KRRC and I think RB and KRRC used alternate letters.

I did find the following:

Beggs, William

Corps: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Regiment No: S/7991

Rank: Private...

Donaldson, Alexander

Corps: Royal Highlanders

Regiment No: S/7991

Rank: Private

Bryan, Charles F

Corps: Army Ordnance Corps

Regiment No: S/7991

Rank: Private

HTH

Cheers,

Mark

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It's from the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). The Alexander Donaldson below was my gt-gt-uncle. It would appear that 'S' maybe doesn't mean anything in particular then ? Seems strange that it was used quite often so hopefully someone knows what it means?

regards

Clark

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