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Thank you (again) MaxD - I had only looked at the first set.

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Thank you, MaxD - much appreciated.

Where did you see about the sprained ankle (or am I being blind?)?

Is there a way of me finding out more about why he was discharged or is it a case of the record doesn't exist?

Thank you again,

Nic

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Good morning and thank you in advance for any help that can be given.

The brother of my Great Grandfather is Charles Georrge Eustace (b. 13/12/1881 Chaddleworth, Berkshire).

He attested on 19 October 1901 to the 139th Battery Royal Field Artillery at Monmouth, Wales but less than a year later was discharged in Kildare on 31 July 1902 as unfit.  There is a description on his discharge sating that he had lost the third joint of his third finger on his left hand but this can't be the reason as this is also described on his attestation.

I have attached a page from the discharge in the hope that someone might be able to explain further why he served such a short time (all it says is medically unfit along with the Kings Regulations which I do not understand).  I would also be grateful if anyone could tell me anything else about the 139th Battery and what they would have been doing during his short service

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Berkshire / Re: Soldier's Houses, Manor Road, Wantage & RAOD Didcot - Eustace
« on: Sunday 12 August 18 14:10 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Rosie - that was really interesting, especially the map.  He was working about 10 miles from where he was living.

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Berkshire / Re: Soldier's Houses, Manor Road, Wantage & RAOD Didcot - Eustace
« on: Sunday 12 August 18 13:32 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Regorian.

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Berkshire / Re: Soldier's Houses, Manor Road, Wantage & RAOD Didcot - Eustace
« on: Sunday 12 August 18 13:01 BST (UK)  »
Of the 6 houses, one person in number 4 and one in number 5 are Army pensioners.

Edit:  I have now found that Charles served from 19/10/1901 to 31/07/1902 in the 139th Battery,  Royal Field Artillery.

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Berkshire / Soldier's Houses, Manor Road, Wantage & RAOD Didcot - Eustace
« on: Sunday 12 August 18 12:48 BST (UK)  »
Good afternoon and thank you in advance for any help that can be given.

My Great Granduncle Charles George Eustace is on the 1939 register (RG101/2060F/002/32) as living at 6 Soldiers Houses, Manor Road, Wantage working as a general labourer at RAOD Didcot.

I would be grateful if anyone knows if these houses were only for army pensioners please as I have not found any evidence that Charles was in the army.

I would also be grateful if anyone could tell me what RAOD Didcot is.  I am assuming that it is something to do with the Railways?

Thank you,

Nic

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Wales / Re: Welsh > English translation please of profession and employment
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 18:23 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Bevbee - I should listen to my wife as she gave the same translation.

Much appreciated!

Nic

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Wales / Welsh > English translation please of profession and employment
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 17:08 BST (UK)  »
Good afternoon and thank in advance for any help that can be given.

I have included an extract showing the occupation and employment for a head of house and his wife.  I can see that he was a farmer and I am assuming that "Meister" is Master (i.e. it is his own business)?
I do not know what either of the expressions are for his wife.

Many thanks,

Nic

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