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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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World War Two / Re: 7th Batt Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry - WW2
« on: Saturday 19 November 16 13:26 GMT (UK)  »
Ok thanks Skoyen

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World War Two / Re: 7th Batt Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry - WW2
« on: Monday 07 November 16 20:00 GMT (UK)  »
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Recently I looked through the Queens battalion diary for the period when the 7th was broken up and found them remarkably detailed, with daily orders and even a list of those transferred over from the Ox and Bucks.  Unfortunately (or fortunately) I found mention of the person I was researching in the first of the files I ordered and didn't have time to do the other two Battalions. 
In the OBLI War Diary I a map for Coriano which I photographed.  Happy to email a copy to others which may help for map refs for Gemmano etc if you PM me your email and/or address

Hi - I am searching for any records from 7Bn OBLI as to my great uncle Leonard Alfred George Limmer transferred to 1/8Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London) on 10th Feb 1944 and was killed with 1/8Bn 8 days later

I would be extremely grateful if you had any info as Ive drawn a blank with the Fusilier records

Many thanks
Cliff

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14603161, Fusilier, killed at Anzio

Originally Private, 7th Ox & Bucks, transferred to 1/8 10th Feb 1944, killed 8 days later

My Nan told me that she had no idea why he was there when there were so many other places he could have been ...

Have been trying to discover why he had been transferred to the Royal Fusiliers for best part of 4 years now. However, seeing the diaries for 7 Ox & Bucks it seems that area held nothing except misery for everyone

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