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Which artillery reg. ?


pjmartin66
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Can anyone help with my grandfathers uniform ID please ?

The cap badge shows artillery insignia, but I don't know which regiment ?

I think that he may be a driver (hence the stick ).

His name is Charles J Knight.

Unfortunately, several men of the same name are listed on the medal cards.

Any help appreciated,

thanks,

Phil

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Phil,

The long shoulder title would suggest to me that he was a Territorial.

Hope this helps

Aye

Tom McC

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And by the bandolier, Royal Horse Artillery or Royal Field Artillery.

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His Regiment is Royal Artillery. Within that, he probably was assigned to a Brigade and a Battery within that Brigade, or an Ammunition Column. To find out which, you wil have to look at his military records if they are available, the medal rolls as indicated on his medal index card or some other form of documentation. You can't tell much from the uniform as RFA, RHA and RGA uniforms were all alike. (Sorry Squirrel, all RA units wore bandoleers in WW1.) If you can read the shoulder titles, as Tom McC has said, you can tell to which TF unit he belonged.

In The Great War, Royal Artillery was vast and consisted of the Royal Field Artillery, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Garrison Artillery. As the war progressed, there were some changes, but it didnt get combined into the Royal Artillery until after the war.

I hope this is helpful.

Mike Morrison

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Hi Phil,

You may be able to cross off this man from the list if nothing rings a bell, http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...;resultcount=45 .

Enlisted 15-9-1914. Living at High St., Godstone, Surrey in 1919. Born about 1884. Just to prove they moved around a bit he started with the Wessex (Hants) RGA TF before moving to the Wessex RFA TF. Went to France and Salonika, where, like many, he contracted malaria.

Regards Kevin

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Thanks everyone, I'm very impressed with the quick replies & information.

All very helpful & interesting.

Kevin (kevrow) is spot on as my grandads family is from Godstone and his DOB is 1884.

He is also known to have mentioned Salonika and indeed had malaria!

Regards,

Phil

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Phil,

If you PM me your email address I will send you what records are available for him.

Not that difficult to find, as he was the only Charles J Knight in a TF unit on the MICs serving in the artillery.

Regards Kevin

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