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Armed Forces / Re: Indian Army Ordnance Corps - house clearance find
« on: Tuesday 20 October 20 11:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi Max

The non-IAOC item is an enamel badge from the Miller General Hospital dated 1950

It may not be related but it was in the same box of items

Kind regards


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Armed Forces / Re: Indian Army Ordnance Corps - house clearance find
« on: Saturday 17 October 20 19:54 BST (UK)  »
I forgot to say the name is on an item not related to IAOC ... apologies

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Armed Forces / Indian Army Ordnance Corps - house clearance find
« on: Saturday 17 October 20 19:50 BST (UK)  »
Hello good people

My son-in-law has just completed a house clearance and turned up items from the Indian Army Ordnance Corps. After Googling images, the cap badges seem to be that of an officer and the design is that of the regiment between 1922 and 1947

In amongst the items is another that bears a name. Is there a way of finding officers of IAOC between those two dates?


Many thanks

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Hi Ollybilly - getting information does seem like a tough gig for sure but Im sure someone has something official from those times

If I find anything I will post it here

Best of luck with your research!

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Armed Forces / Re: Couple of queries - Artillery ranks and Gazette dates
« on: Tuesday 18 December 18 19:28 GMT (UK)  »
Oops previous message didnt appear

The NA has only one diary of the 128th Hvy (WO-95-466-4) that I have found, covering 1st August to 30th November 1917 and describing a lot of action at "Spoilbank"

The diary is 13mb so I cant upload. Although I havent been through it all as yet I do see a lot of soldiers mentioned as casualties (vast majority wounded, including gassing) with their ranks and service numbers. When a get a quiet hour or so I will compile and post in case anyone is looking for the battery or these serving soldiers

If anyone wants a copy of the diary please let me know

Thanks

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Armed Forces / Re: Couple of queries - Artillery ranks and Gazette dates
« on: Monday 17 December 18 16:28 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Jim - for years I thought it was the equivalent !

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Armed Forces / Couple of queries - Artillery ranks and Gazette dates
« on: Monday 17 December 18 15:45 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all and a happy festive season to you all

Only recently did I find my great-uncle was awarded the Military Medal in WW1 and I have started to search for the citation

Ive found the Gazette entry (7653) for him, 291388 Corporal FES Kinch 128 Heavy Battery (Oxford) but my queries are

In the artillery I thought the rank was a Bombardier rather than a Corporal
The Gazette date is 17 June 1919, although I dont have any details as to what action took place to merit the award I suspect it is much earlier as he ended the war as an acting sergeant

Any clues to either?

Many thanks in advance

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Had a bit of a stab but without taking out each character and apply new layers manipulation of the picture as a whole is tricky given the contrasts

The view below expands out and blurs so best download the attachment


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World War Two / Re: 7th Batt Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry - WW2
« on: Tuesday 31 January 17 17:03 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Geoff

I got my G-Uncles details from Soldiers of Oxfordshire - http://www.sofo.org.uk/

You will need his service number to help them out, and there is a small cost for their time. Good bunch though and able to progress an investigation where I could not

Hope this helps
Cliff

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