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Need help with initials.
« on: Tuesday 17 April 18 15:22 BST (UK) »
Hi on one of our little projects on local war memorials I have an entry I need help with please.
I have Tom Coles his unit is listed as LKA. His brother George was in OBLI and a notation states his name is on LKA roll of honour.
What does LKA  stand for. Both are from Bletchley/ Fenny Stratford Buckinghamshire.

Thank you.

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Re: Need help with initials.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 16:05 BST (UK) »
I think the initials are going to refer to a local company as opposed to a regiment and that the entry for being his unit is wrong.
It is strange as his brother's are also on the roll of honour. I may have to try trade directories.
The details are on the website Buckinghamshire remembers. He is actually Thomas James William Coles in the Somerset reg. Definitely thinking this is a local thing now.
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Re: Need help with initials.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 16:52 BST (UK) »
A George Coles, mother Annie, served in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (although OBLI is not the proper military abbreviation)!

That said I can't find either on the Buckinghamshire Remembers?

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Re: Need help with initials.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 17:02 BST (UK) »
The first thing that came to my mind was Lord Kitcheners Army -  but I don't know anything about it, hopefully Max will put me right  ;D
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 17:32 BST (UK) »
Hi. Yes Lord Kitcheners Army was our stab but I don't know.
Archie Edgar Coles has it listed details come up when you click on his name also Allan Coles.

I am working on those who served from Simpson Village now enveloped by Milton Keynes. Bletchley and Fenny Stratford border the area. My son did our local village a couple of years ago and won a place to travel to the Battle fields in France and Belgium. It's now grown like topsy and we are up to about 10 local villages. It is fascinating and very poignant as many were my sons age now 18.

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 17:57 BST (UK) »
Good thought Rosie.  It is clearly a local usage in that the "New Army" known as "Kitchener's Army" consisted of the volunteer force raised in 1914 to add to the regular army already in existence and the battalions in the regiments raised were structured in a number of "K" groups.  I find the term associated with Rolls of Honour and Memorials but not in the sense that one can go straight to one listing.  My feeling is that it was an umbrella title for men who were in any of the "LKA" units, volunteers rather than the post 1916 conscripts.

Allan (or Arthur Edgar) was also Ox and Bucks -  1st/1st which was an "LKA" battalion.

What happened to Thomas??

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 18:18 BST (UK) »
Hubby has found details for Duke of Cornwall reg. and then Somerset Light Infantry.

I double check Clints listings as they sometimes overlap.
I've also gone through his listing for all of the Simpson boys and another one is Charles Bowes also listed by him as LKA.
The newspaper that mentions this is quoted as North Bucks Times & County Observer.

He survived the war.

Got to go football training now. Be back soon.

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 18 April 18 09:41 BST (UK) »
Thank you MaxD for your information on LKA  ;D   

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Re: Need help with initials.
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 18 April 18 09:58 BST (UK) »
You are welcome Rosie.


And who the sam hill is Clint?

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