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England / Re: Women's Mutual Service Club
« on: Saturday 27 November 21 10:33 GMT (UK)  »
There are hundreds of articles referring to them between 1930 and 1949, on Find My Past and one mentions that they are also known as the Challenge Club…..

Was there anything in specific you were looking for?

Jo  :)

Hi Jo

I guess I was looking for something on the start up of the organisation but I actually think with the snippets I've found I've pretty much gathered the background. I have found reference to it in many newspaper articles reporting the activities of local branches. I just wondered if anybody had gathered information about them.

Thank you   ;D

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England / Women's Mutual Service Club
« on: Monday 22 November 21 17:10 GMT (UK)  »
Good afternoon

My great grandmother was involved with the local Women's Mutual Service Club acting as secretary for a number of years. Following a little bit of research via newspaper archives I understand it to have been an organisation that began during WW1, firstly abroad in Australia, for women with their men and boys at the front. It seems to have evolved offering support to widows and single mothers over the years leading to WW2. The women gathered to collect and make items to send to the front and then no doubt support each other during heart breaking times.

My great grandmother was involved in the 1940's  no doubt due to her sons having served and been injured in WW1 and the loss of her grandson, my uncle, in WW2.

I am hoping for any further information. I have only just begun researching the club and so far only found a few references on line.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Amanda

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World War One / Re: West Yorkshire Regiment 1916
« on: Sunday 21 November 21 19:11 GMT (UK)  »
If you can gain access to it anywhere, there is a fantastic book "The West Yorkshire Regiment in the War".  It details where each Battalion is on a particular date.  Good luck!

Thanks, BumbleB.  ;D

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World War One / Re: West Yorkshire Regiment 1916
« on: Sunday 21 November 21 19:10 GMT (UK)  »
Amanda - it depends which war records you're after. FindMyPast hold many pre-WW1 records. If you're after records for someone who served beyond 1920/21 you'll need to order their records from the MOD. There is currently a wait of a year or so.

If you were referring to the list of battalion movements in my post (in bold), I got them from a different source. Not the soldier's military record.

Hi

The family I have researched served in WW1, so before 1920. Fortunately, for a couple I have been able to download regimental war diaries from the National Archives so I am able to discover the battalions' movements around a particular time but no specific information about my relatives apart from service number etc. Just very fortunate there is so much information available on-line about individual regiments so it's possible to get a general idea of their part in the war.

Thank you.

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World War One / Re: West Yorkshire Regiment 1916
« on: Sunday 21 November 21 19:02 GMT (UK)  »
Both Ancestry and Findmypast have Military records. Unfortunately between 60% and 70% of records were lost in a fire in WW2, so be prepared for disappointment.

Hi

I have one or two attestation records which are badly damaged, maybe rescued from the fire.

Thanks  :)

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World War One / Re: West Yorkshire Regiment 1916
« on: Sunday 21 November 21 12:12 GMT (UK)  »
According to one of the pages in his record packet, he was in Frevent, France, where he overstayed his leave by 8 days. No date on page, except for a trial date of 12 August 1919.

He started with the Army Reserve in December 1915. As regards battalions, he was posted to the 19th Reserve battalion on 18 April 1916. Then he was transferred to the 16th battalion on 4 August 1916 and went to France. And finally to the 17th battalion on 7 April 1918.
Then on 12 April 1919, he was posted to the "De??? Batt" for reserve purposes. Can't make out what it could be. But it could be related to where he overstayed his leave in Frevent, France.

Below is a brief breakdown of these battalions in WW1:

19th & 20th (Reserve) Battalions
Aug 1915 The 19th formed at Clipstone from the depot companies of the 15th & 17th battalions.
Aug 1915 The 20th formed at Clipstone from the depot companies of the 16th & 18th battalions both as local reserve battalions.


16th (Service) Battalion (1st Bradford)
Mar 1916 - Moved to France and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including:
The Battle of Albert, The Battle of the Ancre.
1917 - Operations on the Ancre, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Capture of Oppy Wood.
07.12.1917 The 16th amalgamated with the 17th Battalion to form the 15/17th Battalion.
15.02.1918 The 16th disbanded in France.
15.12.1918 The 17th disbanded in France.


Good afternoon

I have researched my serving family but only gathered information published on local websites or the CWGC. May I ask the source of such detailed service records, please. So many websites claiming to have war records.

Thank you.

Amanda.

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World War One / Women's Mutual Service Club
« on: Saturday 20 November 21 14:56 GMT (UK)  »
Good afternoon

My great grandmother was involved with the local Women's Mutual Service Club acting as secretary for a number of years. Following a little bit of research via newspaper archives I understand it to have been an organisation that began during WW1, firstly abroad in Australia, for women with their men and boys at the front. It seems to have evolved offering support to widows and single mothers over the years leading to WW2. The women gathered to collect and make items to send to the front and then no doubt support each other during heart breaking times.

My great grandmother was involved in the 1940's  no doubt due to her sons having served and been injured in WW1 and the loss of her grandson, my uncle, in WW2.

I am hoping for any further information. I have only just begun researching the club and so far only found a few references on line.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Amanda

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Census and Resource Discussion / Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« on: Sunday 07 November 21 12:07 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for your pointers :) Birth Cert Identity check/error make sense in this context

I also thought if it was IC, it could also be identify card?

I will order what I expect to be his death and marriage certs as maybe more clues in them.

Hi

Yes, of course, id card would fit. I hope you solve the mystery. Sometimes it's not what you expect. I've become accustomed to considering the unexpected. Good luck.

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Census and Resource Discussion / Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« on: Saturday 06 November 21 20:31 GMT (UK)  »
Hello
I think I fell foul of the copyright issue on my first attempt at posting in here (should have read the FAQ/sticky's first!).

I have an entry that i'm currently looking into where a males surname name has been crossed out and replaced with an alternative surname.  Its unclear as to why this has happened, however the annotation B.C. I.E. or B.C. I.C appears in red ink.  Does anybody have any suggestions as to what this could be?

Within the probate, both surnames was declared, and I have found a possible burial site under his alternative name rather than expected!

Thanks in advance

Hi

Where I can't offer an answer to the initials I would consider any number of reasons for the name change. Maybe the person was adopted, illegitimate having been given the step father's name and later found out the birth name,  change of name to start a new life. Perhaps the initials are for birth certificate and identity change. I have come across people who maybe weren't aware the father wasn't the biological father and took the step father's name and later discovered their actual surname. Another ancestor left his family, changed his name and started a new family.

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