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sheila
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Hi

i am trying to find my grandfather's death certificate, he does not appear to have died over here.

The only thing i know about him was, he was a SAPPER in the ROYAL ENGINEERS.I have a copy of his MIC, he only got the BRITISH MEDAL. I was told in that case he probably went to INDIA, but did not actually see war. MIC does not give a date, other than 1914-1920.

I can not find him on the CWGC.

His name was CHARLES WILLIAM ROYAL FARLEY

royal defence corps

reg no: 6279

private

royal engineers

reg no: 348743

pioneer

royal engineers

reg no: WR/204550

pioneer

medal awarded: british

roll no: RE/102 A

page 17

any help appreciated

sheila

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Sheila,

If I see the correct chap on Free BMD he was born 1884 and married 1909.

You might need to trawl through the death certificates for a natural lifespan, say 60-70 yrs, which means at least upto 1950's for him

When was his last child born? At least you can start 9 months before then!

Ian

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i have searched quite a few years on ancestry. family rumours suggest he ran away to sea, his last child was born in 1919. marriage certificates of his children, suggest he was deceased,( last one being married in 1941) though that could be a white lie if they had disowned him.

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His Royal Engineers numbers suggest a transfer to the Royal Engineers in early 1918 (allocated No. 348743), probably to the Railways Operating Department, after which he subsequent renumbered later in 1918 (No. WR/204550, probably in the same job), with a specific Waterways and Railways (WR/) number.

Steve.

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thanks Steve

never realised that was what the WR stood for.

how do you come to the conclusion of a transfer by his regiment no?

how can i find out where he was at the time, other than getting his service record.

and whats the difference between a pioneer and a private?

thanks sheila

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