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Posted by: Trevor Purnell {Email left}
Location: West Sussex
Date: Sunday 22nd October 2017 at 12:13 PM
Hello again Alan,

I am searching for information about Frederick James Pope, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) Pte 32582. I don't know when he enlisted or his battalion, but he is supposed to have served in Salonica which perhaps would put him in the 14th Battalion because I can't find any other battalion that served in this theatre. Unfortunately I can't find any trace of a war diary to confirm battalion movements. I know he was transferred to the Labour Corps around July-September 1916, with service number 57945 (which helps with the 14th, because 13 14 and 15th transferred to the Corps), but was it only the 14th that went to Salonkia.

I would be most grateful for any information about Frederick and his movements in the army.

Kind regards Trevor
Posted by: Amy {Email left}
Location: Ireland
Date: Sunday 8th October 2017 at 2:59 PM
Hi Alan,
I am looking for information on my grandmother's eldest brother Patrick (Padraig) Masterson. He was born in West Meath in either the late 1890's or early 1900's. My grandma doesn't remember much about him because he was 20 years old than her. All I really know is that he was in Dunkirk and that he was some type of engineer? I am so sorry I don't have a lot of information. If you can't find anything I would love to get some tips on where to start.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Amy.

Posted by: Louise Brennan {Email left}
Location: England
Date: Friday 29th September 2017 at 7:45 PM
Hi, I'm posting on behalf of a friend
She is interested in his army records & anything regarding his army life
Her late father was AllanThompson born 1931 in Brighton. He joined the army in 1949.
any help would be greatly appreciated
Regards Louise
Posted by: Tony Prosser {Email left}
Location: Hull
Date: Friday 22nd September 2017 at 9:40 AM
Hi. Has anyone any info or where I can find any on the 5th CCS around the date 26th April 1918. I believe it was stationed around Crouy in the Somme catering for Australians and the Durham Light Infantry from the Battle of Villers Bretonneux. Thanks
Posted by: Andrea {Email left}
Location: Uk
Date: Thursday 7th September 2017 at 10:51 AM
I'm searching for information about soldiers and their wives who went to Secunderabad in India during WW1. I've searched for my grandparents details; why were my grandmother and my father and uncle able to accompany him, their outgoing and returning to the UK, etc. but have found nothing. It isn't crucial that my grandparents information is not available, but any info about this area and why they were there is sadly lacking. I know my grandfather was in the RHA and was a Sergeant-Major, but that is all. If anyone could point me in the direction of reference books or any articles about this time and place, or has any information at all, I would be very grateful.
Posted by: Jill Aitken {Email left}
Location: Milton Keynes
Date: Thursday 31st August 2017 at 8:25 AM
My Dad was in the Reconnaissance Regiment in the second World War, and was injured near Rimini when he was hit by shrapnel. The man next to him had just arrived to be with my Dad to replace someone who was injured. This man was a Captain and was killed instantly. My Dad is now 96 and would love to know the name of the man who effectively saved his life by taking the full force of the blast. They didn't get time to exchange names. Can anyone suggest how I go about this please? I have found some war records but they don't mention this, and have started looking at war graves which I think will take time, but not sure if and where this Captain would have been buried.It is obviously something that has been on my Dad's mind for a long time, so it would be lovely to be able to help. Thanks in advance.
Posted by: Sandra {Email left}
Location: London
Date: Monday 28th August 2017 at 4:06 PM
Hi
My grandfather Barnett Shadlofsky fought in WW1 and WW2. I am rather confused about which regiment my grandfather had signed up to. On Ancestry.co.uk I have found his UK WW1 Service medal and Awards card which states he was in the 39th Royal Fusilers J/3310 Pte. He was awarded the Victory and British Medal. On Findmypast in the British Army Service Records it states that he was in the 26th (Service), 49th Battalion. He joined the army on 18th April 1918 aged 18 and left 1st March 1920. It states in his record he served in England for 4 months, Egypt for one year and Germany for 6 months but no dates are given.
Was it usual to start in one battalion and end up in another?
Posted by: Steven Bray {Email left}
Location: Camberley
Date: Wednesday 9th August 2017 at 12:19 AM
Dear Alan,

Do you have any information about Herbert George Dunstan, who was my great-uncle ? He was born in 1888 in Marylebone, London. He married Bessie Hansford in Combe Raleigh, Honiton, Devon in 1914. He served in the Royal Army Service Corps as a driver (I think) and died in WWI on 2 December 1918.at 51 Casualty Clearing Station (CCS), France. His grave is at Tournai, France.

Thanks very much.
Steve.
Posted by: Brian Oliver {Email left}
Location: Southminster
Date: Saturday 5th August 2017 at 5:00 PM
Hi
I dont know if anyone can help but I am getting a bit confused with the Battle of Havrincourt in Sept 1918. I know the village was retaken by the 3rd Division on 12 Sept 1918 but a relative in the Royal Fusiliers died of his wounds on 27 Sept 1918. Reading about the area it says some soldiers were killed on the 27th when the village was retaken. Was it in German hands again or was it retaken by the germans. We were there last week to visit the grave at Grand Ravine and would like to put together the final moments of his life.
Thankyou.
Brian
Posted by: Ian Emmott {Email left}
Location: Colne Lancashire
Date: Wednesday 26th July 2017 at 11:07 AM
Help needed.

I am trying to research one of my relatives William Emmott born 1875, he served in the 6th Dragoons (Carabineers) as a Lance Corporal and died at Ypres in November 1914.
From his reg no I believe he must have enlisted between Jan 1902 and Jan 1903 ( reg number 4942). I have his medal card, soldiers effects details, and certificate from the War Graves site.
He is actually refered to by his mothers surname which was Chadwick, not sure why he did this but I believe from his records he was also in the Royal Field Artillery Regiment prior to the Dragoons but left for some reason, his medal card shows his number with them as 3490.

I cant find any details of enlistment with either regiment, any help and advice would be appreciated

Ian
Reply from: Ian Emmott
Date: Thursday 27th July 2017 at 10:50 AM

I understand that Allan has now left the forum, can any one point me in the right direction regarding my previous post?

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