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World War One / Re: Help with service numbers and battalions
« on: Thursday 14 October 21 15:32 BST (UK)  »
This looks like the Y & L TF were re-organised prior to sending the 1/4th. & 1/5th. overseas
as 1st. line Btn's.
Prior to this these Btn's. were service Btn's. so not 1st. line.

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World War One / Re: Help with service numbers and battalions
« on: Thursday 14 October 21 13:38 BST (UK)  »
The Medal Roll gives all Btn's. a man served with overseas .
Your man only has the 2/4th. so transferred prior to them
going overseas in Jan. 1917.

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World War One / Re: Help with service numbers and battalions
« on: Wednesday 13 October 21 22:15 BST (UK)  »
Let us know if you need anything more.

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World War One / Re: Help with service numbers and battalions
« on: Wednesday 13 October 21 20:08 BST (UK)  »
OMA isn't the theatre of war, it looks like office jargon against men KIA.
Probably something to do with the allocation of medals.
The reason he was missing presumed dead is because the attack failed
& the Btn. was driven back pretty much to where they started from.
The men killed were left where they were. Often the Germans would bury them
but the graves weren't marked.

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World War One / Re: Help with service numbers and battalions
« on: Wednesday 13 October 21 18:58 BST (UK)  »
OK the diary states that they formed up along the line on the map.
They lay down bayonets fixed & waited for the first wave to advance.
At that point it became chaotic for a variety of reasons but they managed to get
to there 1st. objective that being the German front line trench.
When this occurred (5am.) 4/Y & L set off as carrying parties taking up stores &
bringing back wounded.
Later that day they were ordered into the attack in order to take the 2nd. line trench.
He was 1 of 57 missing.
https://maps.nls.uk/view/101465080

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World War One / Re: Help with service numbers and battalions
« on: Wednesday 13 October 21 18:24 BST (UK)  »
Just to clear up any misunderstandings the 1/4th. & 4th. were one in
the same.
The prefix no. was to differentiate it from the 2nd. & 3rd. Btn's.
1st. Btn's were front line units & usually sent out first.
The 2nd. usually went later & the 3rd. stayed at home.
The 1/4 Y & L landed in France 14/4/1915.

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: dating Anton ZEISSER
« on: Monday 11 October 21 14:04 BST (UK)  »
Typical outfit of the 1870's.

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Interesting to notice he says he was co-habiting with Minnie for 14 years.
As she died in 1923 means he was "seeing" her from 1909 while still living with Alice.
All of the children born after that would be his irrespective of the surnames.
A bit rich him saying that it was Alice that had misconducted herself when
really it was him.

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It's Edwardian & probably around 1903-08.

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