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Battlion of Pte William Corri
« on: Sunday 03 December 17 22:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,
I would like to find some dates/places for the service of my Grandfather during WW1. I found his medal card online. He served in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.  Is it possible to tell from his service number which Battalion of the RDF he was attached to and their movements?
Name:    William Corri
Regiment or Corps:    Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Labour Corps
Regimental Number:    24447, 379759.
I found thru an exert in a book published in 2012 'William Corri from Ringsend had seen active service in Salonika, Belgium and France, and on demobilisation in 1919 he immediately joined a Sinn Féin Club and attended a meeting. at 144 Pearse Street. '

Also what do the numbers under 'Roll' on the card mean ' LC/101 B132

By the by : William's older brother John Stephen (Royal Irish Regiment) was killed in action 23 Aug 1914 at Mons aged just 19

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Re: Battlion of Pte William Corri
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 03 December 17 22:20 GMT (UK) »
Also what do the numbers under 'Roll' on the card mean ' LC/101 B132

They are references to the Regimental Medal Rolls lists. Nothing more; and not significant! ;D
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Re: Battlion of Pte William Corri
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 03 December 17 22:29 GMT (UK) »
ok thx.

it seems both the 6th and 7th Battalions were  Deployed to Salonika Oct 1915. ......

https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/units/298/royal-dublin-fusiliers/
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Re: Battlion of Pte William Corri
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 03 December 17 22:56 GMT (UK) »
Why on earth are you using THAT site? :(

The information is free on other sites ;D Take a look at:
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/royal-dublin-fusiliers/

Where it says:
Battalions of the New Armies

6th (Service) Battalion
Formed at Naas in August 1914 as part of K1 and came under orders of 30th Brigade in 10th (Irish) Division. Moved to the Curragh.
May 1915 : moved to Basingstoke.
11 July 1915: embarked at Devonport and sailed to Gallipoli via Mytilene. Landed Suvla Bay 7 August 1915.
early October 1915 : moved via Mudros to Salonika.
September 1917 : moved to Egypt for service in Palestine.
27 April 1918 : left the Division. On 3 July sailed from Alexandria, arriving Taranto five days later and then moving by train to France.
21 July 1918 ; transferred to 197th Brigade in 66th (2nd East Lancashire) Division.
10 September 1917 : transferred to 198th Brigade in same Division.

7th (Service) Battalion
Formed at Naas in August 1914 as part of K1 and came under orders of 30th Brigade in 10th (Irish) Division. Record same as 6th Bn except arrived at Marseilles 1 June 1918.
6 June 1918 : reduced to cadre, with troops going to 2nd Bn. Four days later the cadre returned to England and was absorbed into 11th Royal Irish Fusiliers.
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Re: Battlion of Pte William Corri
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 03 December 17 23:05 GMT (UK) »
No 15 Star so didn't go overseas until Jan 1916 earliest.

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Re: Battlion of Pte William Corri
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 03 December 17 23:12 GMT (UK) »
No 15 Star so didn't go overseas until Jan 1916 earliest.

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his brother got a star. William wasn't born until 1897
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Re: Battlion of Pte William Corri
« Reply #6 on: Monday 04 December 17 11:44 GMT (UK) »
His RDF number won't tell you which Batt. he was in however his LC number might.
Service Batts. were the first to be transferred to the newly formed LC in 1917 & were allocated in batches.
I have seen them but can't find them at the moment.
Will keep looking.Edit:
The list only goes to 185000 so no luck there.
You may need to contact the LC musem (now the Royal Logistics Corps):
https://www.armymuseums.org.uk/museum/royal-logistic-corps-museum/
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Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
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Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
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Re: Battlion of Pte William Corri
« Reply #7 on: Monday 04 December 17 21:14 GMT (UK) »
ok Jim1. Thank you
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Re: Battlion of Pte William Corri
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 31 October 18 11:34 GMT (UK) »
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