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Title: Rawalpindi, India - Somerset Light Infantry
Post by: OmahaBoy on Thursday 06 January 22 21:39 GMT (UK)
Seeking information about A.R. Vincent, photographed by D.J. Divacha at Rawalpindi, India (now Pakistan) after 1899. Some of the folks at Facebook's UK Military, History/Military Genealogy and Military Photography group suggest he's a Lance Corporal in the Somerset Light Infantry. What records are available to identify him further? Thanks.
Title: Re: Rawalpindi, India - Somerset Light Infantry
Post by: Hillhurst on Thursday 06 January 22 21:52 GMT (UK)
Is this him? Also, it appears his 1912 service file (etc) is on Ancestry.

UK, British Army World War I Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
Name:   Arthur Robt Vincent
Military Date:   1914-1920
Regiment or Corps:   Gloucestershire Regiment, Somerset Light Infantry
Regimental Number:   1589

UK, British Army World War I Pension Records 1914-1920
Name:   Arthur Robert Vincent [Arthur Roberts]
Birth Date:   abt 1876
Birth Place:   St Georges, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage Date:   25 Sep 1905
Marriage Place:   Registrars Office
Age:   36
Document Year:   1912
Regimental Number:   1589
Regiment Name:   Gloucestershire Regiment
Form Title:   Army Reserve (Special Reservists) Attestation
Number of Images:   26
Title: Re: Rawalpindi, India - Somerset Light Infantry
Post by: OmahaBoy on Thursday 06 January 22 22:09 GMT (UK)
Wow! Thank you very much. I believe this is him. Wonder what the Arthur Roberts alias is all about? Thanks for your quick work!
Title: Re: Rawalpindi, India - Somerset Light Infantry
Post by: ShaunJ on Friday 07 January 22 11:47 GMT (UK)
He served in the Somerset LI from 1894 to 1903 as Arthur Roberts 4241. Awarded Punjab medal 1897-8.