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Where do I go from here.
« on: Friday 12 January 18 14:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi.
Found an ancestors marriage certificate in which he states that he is a sapper in the R.E. However cannot find any details thereafter.
He was William Thomas Jacobs. b.1889 Heatherlands. Parkstone, Dorset. He married Beatrice Pattenden 15th November 1918 in Parkstone, Dorset  Cannot find any service history at all. Where do I go from here?.

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Re: Where do I go from here.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 January 18 14:22 GMT (UK) »
Given his age and the date he married, it is quite likely he continued in the Royal Engineers after 1920, if so his records will still be with 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: Where do I go from here.
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 January 18 14:22 GMT (UK) »
Have you seen the 1911 where he is a soldier in R G A?

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« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 January 18 14:24 GMT (UK) »
His records are on Find My Past

He enlisted aged 17 years 9 months on 24 Jul 1905.
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« Reply #4 on: Friday 12 January 18 14:28 GMT (UK) »
Tut tut, I missread his year of birth, I should pay more attention. ::) ::) ::)
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: Where do I go from here.
« Reply #5 on: Friday 12 January 18 15:15 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your replies. I'm not with FindMyPast but with ancestry and cannot find details there.
Again thanks for your help/

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Jacobs- Dorset
Parsons- Wiltshire.
Masons- Farnham Surrey
Johns-  Soho London

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Re: Where do I go from here.
« Reply #6 on: Friday 12 January 18 15:21 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your replies. I'm not with FindMyPast but with ancestry and cannot find details there.
Again thanks for your help/

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« Reply #7 on: Friday 12 January 18 15:30 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Phillip
Jacobs- Dorset
Parsons- Wiltshire.
Masons- Farnham Surrey
Johns-  Soho London

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« Reply #8 on: Friday 12 January 18 15:44 GMT (UK) »
I find there's one William T Jacobs, 1st. Bdr. 44381 27/Bde. R.F.A. who received the 14 Star for service in France 19/8/14. Date says he was a full-timer or in reserve at the outbreak of war.
He transferred to the R.E. 28/4/17. as Spr. 251742.
Possibly your man.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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