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Re: WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 16 September 17 21:52 BST (UK) »
He's your man, his records are on FindMyPast, his wife is shown as Martha Izatt, spinster.

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Re: WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 16 September 17 21:55 BST (UK) »
That's brilliant.
Thanks for your help.

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Re: WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 16 September 17 21:57 BST (UK) »
That's brilliant.
Thanks for your help.



No worries, that's what we're all here for  ;)

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Re: WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 16 September 17 22:31 BST (UK) »
Hi, back again, your man landed in France on 10th May 1915, he was home on leave for 7 days from 21st until the 27th of May 1916 and then back to France.

He was in France for a total of 5 years and 215 days and was awarded:-

1914 - 1915 Star,
The British War Medal,
The Victory Medal,

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Re: WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 17 September 17 10:21 BST (UK) »
A bit more to add to John and Frank.

He was in the Royal Field Artillery and was indeed a [horse] Driver  - the reason the term Royal Field and Horse Artillery appears in the documentation is because both branches' records were dealt with by the same record office.

His overseas service that Frank spells out was firstly from 5 May 15 to 5 Jun 16 with the Ammunition Column of 50 Brigade RFA, one of the artillery units of the 9th (Scottish) Division.  In Jun 16 the Ammunition Columns were re-organised so although his record says he transferred to 9th Divisional Ammunition Column, it was the same unit as before under new management if you will.  He stayed with them until returning home in 1919.

Useful bit of reading here:
http://www.1914-1918.net/whatartbrig.htm

Their war diaries can be downloaded from the National Archives:

50 Brigade at
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7352511 (relevant up to May 16)

9 DAC at
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7352517 for both

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Re: WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 17 September 17 10:37 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much Frank and Max,
We'd hit a brick wall yesterday but thanks to you both we now have a wealth of information to bring his story to life.

You are absolute stars!