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Army Cyclists Corps - HELP PLEASE
« on: Tuesday 13 May 08 17:15 BST (UK) »
Hi all
does anyone know how I can find out my GFathers enlistment date.  I know he enlisted in ENFIELD.  Frederick Jesse Coster Mills 54th Div Middx Regiment Army cyclist corps No - 21469
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Re: Army Cyclists Corps - HELP PLEASE
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 14 May 08 00:18 BST (UK) »
Nice to see an original WW1 ID disc!!

I think you may have to wait to see if he appears in the "burnt records" when they appear on Ancestry...

What happened to him???

Do you have any other bits and bobs?? Pics etc??
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Re: Army Cyclists Corps - HELP PLEASE
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 14 May 08 06:56 BST (UK) »
Morning scrimnet
These are the only items I have, given to me by my Father.  All I know is that FJC was killed in Palastine and is burried in Heifa Cemetary in Palastine (Isreal), I have the plot number on the CWGC print out.  His recorded death was 30th Oct 1918 - only 11 days to go...............then peace.  Family luck I guess.
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Re: Army Cyclists Corps - HELP PLEASE
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 15 May 08 07:35 BST (UK) »
His recorded death was 30th Oct 1918 - only 11 days to go...............then peace.  Family luck I guess.

Hi Peter

The Ottoman Empire surrendered on the 30th of October, so he died on the last day of war.

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Re: Army Cyclists Corps - HELP PLEASE
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 15 May 08 08:58 BST (UK) »
Hi Ken
I didnt know that so thanks.  He may have been killed on that day or died as a result of an earlier received wound.  I will find out (I hope) when Ancestry finish uploading the Soldiers Records......always assuming that FJC`s was one that wasnt burnt to badly.

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Peter
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Re: Army Cyclists Corps - HELP PLEASE
« Reply #5 on: Monday 02 June 08 18:24 BST (UK) »
Hi scrimnet
sorry been a while finding stuff out FJC Mills died of Malaria.  His Death Cert says he died on the 31st but the Headstone says 30th.
Got a photo of the Headstone from
http://www.twgpp.org/index.php
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Re: Army Cyclists Corps - HELP PLEASE
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 12:20 GMT (UK) »
Managed to visit his Grave in Haifa in November 2016.  Could not get any closer to his anniversary.
Thanks for all the help Chaps.