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I have tried hard to find out about 3 brothers who seved in WW1 but have got very little and wondered if you could help me please. They were all born in Abingdon Berkshire. Thomas William Dance born 1892 served in the Royal Berkshire regiment and went to France. He enlisted August 1914 and was discharged in February 1919. William was born 1896 and was in 11th batt Royal Worcester Regiment and went to Solanika. Charles William was born 1879 and i cant find anything at all about him. Any info or advice would be really helpful.

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Lizard

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Hello Lizard

I am not sure precisely what material you already have but the starting point are the MICs:

Thomas was transferred from the R. Berks to the Labour Corps:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...p;resultcount=1

There is A Charles W that served with the DLI and another 9 MICs for plain Charles Dance:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...Spec=score+desc

and two Williams for the Worcesters but second name initials included and if he was in the 11th Battalion then it is the William T who ended up in the Labour Corps:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...mp;mediaarray=*

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Mel

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Thanks Mel for looking into that for me. I have only what i wrote on all 3 brothers id come to a full stop. I will have a look at what you have found and try to carry on from there. Any advice on any records i could send off for that would help me with my research please or who i should get in touch with if i want to look further would be of great help.

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Sue

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Sue

If you download the MICs for Thomas and William and post them on this thread as the first step there will be information that can be interpreted.

As John suggested, please have a thorough read of researching a soldier on the main site.

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Mel

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Sue

Thomas actually enlisted as Tom and did serve with 1/4th Battalion. The MIC that I pointed you to is for another Thomas Dance who also served with the R. Berks.

You can follow Tom's experience through the online Battalion War Diary here:

https://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/wardiary.php

There is also a great selection of material in the collection on the 1/4th:

http://www.thewardrobecollections.org.uk/i...tton=Select+all

Hats off to the museum and the volunteers.

Regards

Mel

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Medal Roll Entries

1914-15 Star 2238 Date of Entry: 30/3/15 Disembodied: 27/2/19

BWM & Victory: L/Cpl 200405 1/4 R. Berks & 2/4 Berks

My guess is that he was wounded during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and upon recovery was transferred to the 2/4th after April 1917.

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Mel

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Thank- you all very much for all your help. Mel that is my grandfather in the photo and when he died my father was told he had some metal in his arm which they said could have been from a wound he got in the war. Im now going to sit and look at all that you have found for me. Once again thanks.

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Lizard

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Sue

I am delighted that it is your grandfather.

With the online War Diaries for both the 1/4th and 2/4th being available, the only element that is missing is the date of wounding and the transfer to the 2/4th.

There are no records of the brothers in the Ancestry WO 364 series but it is still worth your while having the WO 363 Series checked at the National Archives in case you are part of the one in three lucky ones.

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Mel

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I have tried hard to find out about 3 brothers who seved in WW1 but have got very little and wondered if you could help me please. They were all born in Abingdon Berkshire. Thomas William Dance born 1892 served in the Royal Berkshire regiment and went to France. He enlisted August 1914 and was discharged in February 1919. William was born 1896 and was in 11th batt Royal Worcester Regiment and went to Solanika. Charles William was born 1879 and i cant find anything at all about him. Any info or advice would be really helpful.

Kind Regards

Lizard

[Hello Lizard

You could try this link as this is about Abingdonhttp://www.roll-of-honour.com/Databases/Abingdon/

Regards

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