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Offline kenandjulie

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Welsh regiment
« on: Monday 24 April 17 16:01 BST (UK) »
Hello can someone help me?

I am looking for any info on my grandfather 21489 Private Charles Wilson of the Welsh Regiment.

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Ken

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Re: Welsh regiment
« Reply #1 on: Monday 24 April 17 16:10 BST (UK) »
Do you know when he served? If post 1920 his record will be with the MOD;  you can apply for a copy, cost 30,
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Re: Welsh regiment
« Reply #2 on: Monday 24 April 17 16:16 BST (UK) »
There are quite a number of other soldiers with the same Reg Number. All that is coming up for Charles Wilson is on The Medal Index Transcription but you have to pay for the information. Perhaps he had another number, when and where was he born?

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Re: Welsh regiment
« Reply #3 on: Monday 24 April 17 16:42 BST (UK) »
Medal card information.
Cpl Charles WILSON
The British War Medalal, The Victory Mrdal and the 1915 Star.
First Theatre of was France, entered 2/12/1915.

Transferred to Z Reserve 21/3/1919.

I can't see any service records, most probably among the 70% lost in WW2
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester, Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Welsh regiment
« Reply #4 on: Monday 24 April 17 18:06 BST (UK) »
Good afternoon,

Jebber, if he was still in the reserves after 1920 would the MOD not have his records still?

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Re: Welsh regiment
« Reply #5 on: Monday 24 April 17 19:38 BST (UK) »
Good afternoon,

Jebber, if he was still in the reserves after 1920 would the MOD not have his records still?

John915

If he was recalled, but otherwise I am not sure, it is possible, the only way to find out would be to apply to the MOD
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester, Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Welsh regiment
« Reply #6 on: Monday 24 April 17 21:34 BST (UK) »
I'd suggest he wasn't recalled.  Class Z was for men who joined for the duration and who would be recalled only in the event of Germany becoming belligerent again (which didn't happen - at least not straight way).  The class was discontinued on 31 Mar 1920 (source LLT)

As Jebber says, the most likely scenario is that his record was among the destroyed 70%.

However, his medal roll entry does tell us that his service overseas was exclusively with 13 Battalion Welsh Regiment.  Their war diary is at the National Archives at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7354159
downloadable for 3.50, also on Ancestry if you have a sub.  While it is unlikely to mention him by name, it will give an idea of the battalion's experiences.

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