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Armed Forces / Re: R.A.F. Jargon IN 1929
« on: Yesterday at 15:06 »
An internet search provides a number of definitions of puggled which include both exhausted and drunk:

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=puggled   - has a reference also to Lallans usage.

As with the others, the context here helps greatly by suggesting gobsmacked rather than exhausted or drunk.

MaxD

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Armed Forces / Re: R.A.F. Jargon IN 1929
« on: Yesterday at 14:13 »
My suggestion is that both the OSP and the OA were perhaps newspapers that the family sent regularly.  Guess - Ormskirk Advertiser and something.  Whatever, they were something he was reading.

If the last digit after GC is actually an M I'd go for General Court Martial.  Something that got a man dismissed the service. .

Not really RAF jargon  - the context here tells a good part of the story.

MaxD

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Armed Forces / Re: M.E. on "Tricolor"
« on: Yesterday at 09:51 »
Could you post the original , context often helps.

MaxD

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All three branches of the Royal Artillery had drivers whose uniform was essentially identical to the one in the photo, only his shoulder titles would give a positive identification of his branch.  His buttons do not look like the smaller RHA ball buttons so RFA or RGA ( it was only the static elements of the RGA such as coast and the heaviest guns such as railway guns who are seen in trousers).  He is wearing his lanyard on the right shoulder which was not official dress policy in the Gunners until 1920 but was worn unofficially on that side before then but as SiGr points out, no medal ribbons, so before early 1919 at the earliest.

MaxD

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Armed Forces / Re: R.A.F. Jargon IN 1929
« on: Thursday 24 September 20 19:08 BST (UK)  »
The context very often helps with abbreviations..  Would you like to post the sentences in which the others appear at least ideally with anything that seems to be related.  Was he/she a patient or staff?

MaxD


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Armed Forces / Re: R.A.F. Jargon IN 1929
« on: Thursday 24 September 20 17:29 BST (UK)  »
SI List - seriously ill list

Puggled - knackered

MaxD

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Armed Forces / Re: Peter Byrne sixteenth regiment of lancers service number 366
« on: Thursday 24 September 20 15:32 BST (UK)  »
The discharge papers you have seen are typical of what survives (when they do survive!) from that era so it is unlikely that there will be any other military records of use. He will be listed in the regiment's muster (pay) books for the period he served with them but these are simple listings of names and will only confirm what you know already about his service.

For interest perhaps the history of the 16th Lancers can be read on line here:
https://archive.org/details/cihm_48350/page/n15/mode/2up (click the pages to turn them)

No sign of a marriage/birth in the army overseas marriages/births.

MaxD

PS - crossed with Jebber - agree

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Armed Forces / Re: medical discharge james monaghan
« on: Wednesday 23 September 20 16:38 BST (UK)  »
No.  No soldier who deserted and subsequently court martialled on home soil was executed.

MaxD

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Armed Forces / Re: medical discharge james monaghan
« on: Wednesday 23 September 20 16:23 BST (UK)  »
Yes, that was on 22 Oct 1916 in Dublin (still in 4th Battalion RIR).  Unless it is on the unreadable scraps of paper there appears no record of whether he turned up again.
MaxD

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