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Offline Carino

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1911 census of ancestor in the Army
« on: Saturday 30 June 12 00:29 BST (UK) »
Hello,  I have just come across my Gr Grandfather in the 1911 census, his name was Arthur Bernard Roberts born 1890 Deptford London,  in the Rank column he's down as a Driver, he's single and under Unit or Army Service, its got ASignal CoRE, and his Trade or Occupation was, Care of Houses, he was stationed at, Gibraltar Barracks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot.  Ive no knowledge of Military history and not sure what care of houses is and what does ASignal CoRE mean ? could it be  Army Signal Corp ?  Thank you for any advice/help given.

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Re: 1911 census of ancestor in the Army
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 30 June 12 01:22 BST (UK) »
Could it be Care of horse's rather than houses

Darren
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Re: 1911 census of ancestor in the Army
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 30 June 12 08:58 BST (UK) »
...and what does ASignal CoRE mean? .....

It means A Signal Company, Royal Engineers

http://www.1914-1918.net/whatfieldcoy.htm - there is a typo - it should read 48 ORs and not 248 ORs in Section 1

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Re: 1911 census of ancestor in the Army
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 30 June 12 16:43 BST (UK) »
Thank you Darren and Ken, I think your right it does look like Horses and thank you for the link, a very interesting site with lots of interesting information,  I've looked at the National Archives but unfortunately I can not find any reference to my ancestor, but I now have more back ground information on his life before marriage.  Thank you.