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Armed Forces / Re: Battalions, etc.etc.
« on: Saturday 08 August 20 01:04 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Nanna. I appreciate your help

Armed Forces / Battalions, etc.etc.
« on: Friday 07 August 20 02:31 BST (UK)  »
As a baby boomer I am not clear on. how the Army works.  for my research I need to know how the
2nd AIF was set up.  I believe that the 2nd AIF was the 2nd  "?" of the Australian Infantry Force.
then the order was "?" Battalions ---how many men were in a Battalion?
How many in a unit? etc.etc.
The soldier I am researching was in the 2/12th Battalion.  He was from NSW but I am led to believe that this Battalion was mainly Tasmanians and men from Northern Queensland.
What was  the order of command: eg. General, Commander etc. down to a Private.
How do I arrange a copy of his military record?  His name is WalterCharles Horsfall NX11278. I need to know when he joined up and where he served.  Was he always with the 2/12th. If not who was he serving with and what areas did he see combat.  I believe he was mentioned in dispatches but as most of the unit was killed his heroic deed could not be awarded as there was no senior officers standing.
Any help would be much appreciated.

Armed Forces / Re: Allotment
« on: Thursday 21 May 20 00:47 BST (UK)  »
thank you Jim1.  I appreciate your help. Thank you

Armed Forces / Re: Allotment
« on: Thursday 21 May 20 00:46 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Crumblle, Very helpful.  Looks like the boys wanted to provide for their mother.

Armed Forces / Allotment
« on: Wednesday 20 May 20 12:46 BST (UK)  »
I have been told that my grandmother received 'allotment' money from her two sons serving in the AIF.  Can someone tell me what exactly this meant.  Whose money was it? Why was it sent to her? How did the system work?  Would be grateful for an explanation to clarify what I have been told. Thank you

Scotland / Re: Spanish Flu
« on: Friday 01 May 20 00:05 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Forfarian, I guess there is no way now of saying for sure that she died ofSpanish Flu.  By all accounts it appears most likely what with the cause of death and the time frame.  Thanks for your very helpful post.

Scotland / Re: Spanish Flu
« on: Friday 01 May 20 00:02 BST (UK)  »
Thanks KGarrad for the post.  Very helpful

Scotland / Spanish Flu
« on: Thursday 30 April 20 07:42 BST (UK)  »
With the current pandemic of Covid 19 it got me thinking about a relative (Margaret Copland b. 1894 in Govan) who died in 1919 (aged 24years) Her death certificate says the cause was 'influenza c.pneumonia'.  Can some medical person tell me - would that be consistent with Spanish flu or would it be just influenza/pneumonia?  Does anyone know anything of the dates and affect that Spanish flue had on the population of Govan, Glasow in 1919?  thank you

South Africa / Re: Bishop Family
« on: Tuesday 28 April 20 00:07 BST (UK)  »
Hello vangasser,  I have some information regarding Terrance. Can you personally message me and I will reply with the news I have. Regards

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