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Soldier's Houses, Manor Road, Wantage & RAOD Didcot - Eustace
« on: Sunday 12 August 18 12:48 BST (UK) »
Good afternoon and thank you in advance for any help that can be given.

My Great Granduncle Charles George Eustace is on the 1939 register (RG101/2060F/002/32) as living at 6 Soldiers Houses, Manor Road, Wantage working as a general labourer at RAOD Didcot.

I would be grateful if anyone knows if these houses were only for army pensioners please as I have not found any evidence that Charles was in the army.

I would also be grateful if anyone could tell me what RAOD Didcot is.  I am assuming that it is something to do with the Railways?

Thank you,

Nic
Berkshire: Clarke, Croxford, Eustace
Devon: Blackmore, Matthews
Hull: Grant, Nicholson, Patterson, White
Gwyddelwern, Betws GG, Denbighshire: Davies, Evans
Glamorgan: Dean, Matthews
Bilston, Staffordshire: Dean
Shafton, Yorkshire: Miles, Moulson,
Wiltshire: Emery

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Re: Soldier's Houses, Manor Road, Wantage & RAOD Didcot - Eustace
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 12 August 18 12:52 BST (UK) »
Do the occupations of the others in the same housing indicate they were Army pensioners  :-\
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Re: Soldier's Houses, Manor Road, Wantage & RAOD Didcot - Eustace
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 12 August 18 13:01 BST (UK) »
Of the 6 houses, one person in number 4 and one in number 5 are Army pensioners.

Edit:  I have now found that Charles served from 19/10/1901 to 31/07/1902 in the 139th Battery,  Royal Field Artillery.
Berkshire: Clarke, Croxford, Eustace
Devon: Blackmore, Matthews
Hull: Grant, Nicholson, Patterson, White
Gwyddelwern, Betws GG, Denbighshire: Davies, Evans
Glamorgan: Dean, Matthews
Bilston, Staffordshire: Dean
Shafton, Yorkshire: Miles, Moulson,
Wiltshire: Emery

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Re: Soldier's Houses, Manor Road, Wantage & RAOD Didcot - Eustace
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 12 August 18 13:25 BST (UK) »
I think RAOD stands for Royal Army Ordnance Depot.
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Re: Soldier's Houses, Manor Road, Wantage & RAOD Didcot - Eustace
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 12 August 18 13:32 BST (UK) »
Thanks Regorian.
Berkshire: Clarke, Croxford, Eustace
Devon: Blackmore, Matthews
Hull: Grant, Nicholson, Patterson, White
Gwyddelwern, Betws GG, Denbighshire: Davies, Evans
Glamorgan: Dean, Matthews
Bilston, Staffordshire: Dean
Shafton, Yorkshire: Miles, Moulson,
Wiltshire: Emery

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Re: Soldier's Houses, Manor Road, Wantage & RAOD Didcot - Eustace
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 12 August 18 13:46 BST (UK) »
You may find this interesting (dated 1939)
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01mhz/

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Re: Soldier's Houses, Manor Road, Wantage & RAOD Didcot - Eustace
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 12 August 18 14:10 BST (UK) »
Thank you Rosie - that was really interesting, especially the map.  He was working about 10 miles from where he was living.
Berkshire: Clarke, Croxford, Eustace
Devon: Blackmore, Matthews
Hull: Grant, Nicholson, Patterson, White
Gwyddelwern, Betws GG, Denbighshire: Davies, Evans
Glamorgan: Dean, Matthews
Bilston, Staffordshire: Dean
Shafton, Yorkshire: Miles, Moulson,
Wiltshire: Emery