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ernest robert thomas born welshpool
« on: Wednesday 22 August 18 12:39 BST (UK) »
from scant records am looking for any records of an ernest robert thomas born welshpool abt 1899 fought in the first world war r.w.f famile seem to think he was at mametz wood
father william wife jeanetta any pointers info please
brian

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Re: can you please add any further information
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 22 August 18 12:50 BST (UK) »
When or where did he die?
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Re: can you please add any further information
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 22 August 18 13:10 BST (UK) »
Not much I'm afraid. It appears that 13th to 15th Battalions RWF were in 113th Brigade, 38th (Welsh) Division. Mametz Wood was part of Somme offensive 1916.
Griffiths Llandogo, Mitcheltroy, Mon. and Whitchurch Here (Also Edwards),  18th C., Griffiths FoD 19th Century.

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Re: can you please add any further information
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 22 August 18 13:14 BST (UK) »
from scant records am looking for any records of an ernest robert thomas born welshpool abt 1899 fought in the first world war r.w.f famile seem to think he was at mametz wood
father william wife jeanetta any pointers info please
brian

Does r.w.f. refer to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers?

The first thing we need to know is - did Ernest die in the Great War?  The HMSO publication (1922?) "Soldiers Died in the Great War" is a good (though imperfect) starting point.  It is often easier to research a serviceman who died than one who survived.

The next step is to find Ernest's Service Number and Battalion.  Many "New Battalions" were formed and one regiment could have battalions fighting in different places).

Once we know the battalion, there are War Diaries and regimental histories online which would help track Ernest's movements.

If you are very lucky, Ernest's military record and medical record might have survived and be online.


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Re: can you please add any further information
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 22 August 18 13:26 BST (UK) »
sorry i know this will be near impossible from the records and information we have.

he did survive the war.
and probably signed up in welsh in the early part and probably under age when he signed up.
so if born in 1899 was around 15 or 16 years of age.

sorry for the lack of information
cheers.brian

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Re: can you please add any further information
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 22 August 18 19:04 BST (UK) »
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What records have you looked at?
There's only 1 candidate. Pte. Ernest Thomas (no middle initial) 24816 13/RWF.
This man has the 15 Star & first went overseas 1/12/15 so must have joined Aug./Sept. 1915 at the latest.
No service record survived.
However the 13th. were at Mametz Wood.
No way of knowing if this is 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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« Reply #6 on: Monday 03 September 18 09:47 BST (UK) »
thank you very much
at the very least its something to go on
brian

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 04 September 18 19:40 BST (UK) »
When Ernest Thomas RWF 24816 was admitted to Croesnewydd Military Hospital, Wrexham with an illness in 1917 his place of abode was given as Llandudno.
(The actual admissions register, which is at Ruthin Record Office will give his age etc. I only made brief notes)

There is a RWF Ernest Robert Thomas and he was RWF 77214 later London Regt 497913. Nil records that I can see. This RWF number is far too high for 1916 Mametz. It was allocated in February 1918.

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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 04 September 18 20:06 BST (UK) »
The 6 digit number is a TF number allocated when they were re-numbered in 1917. The London Regt. was TF.
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
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/