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Hi,

Can anyone help identify the Uniform worn by my Grandfather in the attached photo please ? I don't know what Regiment he served in, he survived the War and was awarded a Pension as he was wounded.

Thanks,

Ellen

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Ellen,

As he has no cap on and no badges of rank or anything else that I can see I don't think you are going to get much joy from this picture - I can confirm he is wearing a great-war British army tunic but you already knew that!

If you post his name and any other details you might have about him some members may be able to help.

Chris

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Thanks for your reply and advice Chris.

My Grandfather was Frank Buckland Wheeler he was born 1880 in Oxfordshire. Possibly living at Ashley on the Wiltshire / Gloucestershire Borders at the time of Call Up/Enlistment. I know he had a younger Brother, Albert Wheeler who was in the Wiltshire Regiment and Enlisted at Malmesbury but apparently my Grandfather went to War long before Albert.

Ellen.

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Hi, Ellen

There are 76 Medal Index Cards for men named Frank Wheeler, with various middle intitals or no middle initial. Searching for Frank B Wheeler and Frank Buckland Wheeler brings up no results, so I'm guessing that your grandfather will be one of the ones with no middle initial listed.

Look here. (Hope the link works.)

Allie

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Ellen

As the others have indicated, there is not a lot to go on. I can however add that he looks to be wearing, not breeches, but the baggier trousers for dismounted troops. You can therefore narrow down that list of 76 men quite a bit, eliminating in the Royal Artillery, Army Service Corps, cavalry or yeomanry, all in Scottish regiments, all above the rank of private, and all with a middle initial other than B. Assuming that he is likely to have enlisted locally, there is a good chance you are looking for a Private Frank Wheeler in the Wiltshire Regiment, for which just two here fit the bill:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...;resultcount=76

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...;resultcount=76

There is also this chap, who can't be ruled out:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...p;resultcount=2

If you downloaded the index cards for all 3 (will cost you 10.50) and found one of these entitled to the SWB (Silver Wound Badge), there is a reasonable chance you have him. However the MICs are not perfect and people are sometimes missing. You'd then have to hope his papers have survived in the PRO. A researcher will look them out at a reasonable cost (that is if you can find one who is not fully booked!).

Best wishes

W.

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Hi

There are 19 Frank Wheeler's with pension records on Ancestry. A Frank Wheeler born about 1881, living at Cerney Wick, Glos. Service No 21308 may be the one you are looking for. Ancestry not working well at the moment, will find more details when ok.

Regards

Colin

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Ellen

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...;resultcount=76

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...;resultcount=76

There is also this chap, who can't be ruled out:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...p;resultcount=2

If you downloaded the index cards for all 3 (will cost you 10.50) and found one of these entitled to the SWB (Silver Wound Badge), there is a reasonable chance you have him. However the MICs are not perfect and people are sometimes missing. You'd then have to hope his papers have survived in the PRO. A researcher will look them out at a reasonable cost (that is if you can find one who is not fully booked!).

I can save you a tenner if you email me. All of these cards are on ancestry. The last one can be eliminated as the card shows Frank Herbert Wheeler but I have it anyway if interested.

Frank Wheeler pte 1919 has 2 MICs one has an address on the reverse which is Mrs J Wheeler Bromham Nr Chippenham (any connections? seems to indicate a 1927 app for medals by mother)

I see no indication of SWB on any of the cards

I had a look at the Cerney Wick Wheeler last night and I think the docs are too early (I think they are 1902 attestation papers)...I'll go back and check.

PM me if you would like the MICs

Chris

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Hi Everyone who has been so helpful,

I will get back to you later today, had a Family Birthday Party yesterday but I will get back to you.

Thanks for the help much appreciated.

Ellen.

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Thanks to all the very kind people here that have left messages of help about Frank Wheeler.

My Grandad was awaiting a fitting of a Prostetic Arm at Roehampton Hospital prior/ around the time of meeting and Marrying my Grandmother in June 1918, she was living near Christchurch, Hants ( now Dorset ) I would assume his injuries occurred in 1917, I don't know how long the healing process is before a false Limb would be fitted, so I am guessing.

Would anyone know if there are any Records of Soldiers who were at Roehampton available for researching, please ?

Regards,

Ellen.

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