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Information on 6th Poona.
« on: Friday 26 May 06 16:27 BST (UK) »
Doe's anybody have any information on the Command of the 6th(Poona) Divisional Area at Poona, as written on a over seas birth certificate, date 1914
He is William Coombs Morey (Coy,Sgt Major Instr 34909)
A year earlier 1913 on a marriage cert he's in 82nd company R.G.A at Allahabad.
Why the change and what would he's occupation be. Iam trying to trace his death. ( I think he died in 1918).
Belle.
EADON:         Birmingham, Sheffield, India.
SHUBART:      Ireland, Devon, India,
LEE:              Guernsey, Devon. Leicestershire,
CASELEY:       Devon,Guernsey.
MONAGHAN:   Ireland,Devon,India, Lancashire,
CROXFORD:    Guernsey,
COPELAND:    Wales, India, Devon.
LUCIETT:        Ireland, Devon,Sussex.
MOREY:           London,  India.

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Re: Information on 6th Poona.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 26 May 06 16:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Belle,

Have a look at this page which shows the regiments that made up the 6th Poona Divisional Area;

http://www.warpath.orbat.com/indian_divs/6_ind_div_area.htm

The R.G.A. is the Royal Garrison Artillery;

http://www.1914-1918.net/rga.htm

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Re: Information on 6th Poona.
« Reply #2 on: Friday 26 May 06 17:29 BST (UK) »
The R.G.A was organised into Company's and Batteries.I'm certainly no expert on the Royal Artillery but I can't see the 82nd Company on that list of R.G.A units that I posted! ???

There is an 82nd Battery R.G.A that arrived 4th August 1914 at Ferozepore and part of the the 3rd (Indian) Division;

http://www.warpath.orbat.com/artillery/rga_btys.htm

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Re: Information on 6th Poona.
« Reply #3 on: Friday 26 May 06 18:14 BST (UK) »
Hi mick.
          Thanks for you help,
Just tried to make sense of the sites you gave me, the ARMY'S LOGIC is a mistry to me what with Corps,Battalion, Division,Brigade,Regiment, and they all have numbers! not Army minded ,even though I come from a long line of them
(all dead ) Can you tell me how would I find the Regiment or is the 6th Poona it.
Belle.
EADON:         Birmingham, Sheffield, India.
SHUBART:      Ireland, Devon, India,
LEE:              Guernsey, Devon. Leicestershire,
CASELEY:       Devon,Guernsey.
MONAGHAN:   Ireland,Devon,India, Lancashire,
CROXFORD:    Guernsey,
COPELAND:    Wales, India, Devon.
LUCIETT:        Ireland, Devon,Sussex.
MOREY:           London,  India.

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Re: Information on 6th Poona.
« Reply #4 on: Friday 26 May 06 19:59 BST (UK) »
Hi Belle,

It confuses me too at times!  :P

I think I'll start again......

William Morey was a Company Sergeant Major, his regiment was the Royal Garrison Artillery and he was an instuctor, most probably an instructor of gunnery.

The link that I posted for the 6th Poona Divisional Area only lists Infantry Regiments, it's possible that he was attached to one of those regiment's as an instructor, his parent unit would still have been the Royal Artillery.

You've probably got it, but incase you haven't, his medal card can be downloaded from the National Archives for 3.50.

http://tinyurl.com/jgmn6

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Re: Information on 6th Poona.
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 27 May 06 10:59 BST (UK) »
Yes I have a medal card but it seems Ive got the wrong one,can't find him on the CWGC, so were will I find his death? been on 1837 over seas.
His wife remarried in 1921 in India,any ideas.
Thanks for your Patience . Belle  ::)
EADON:         Birmingham, Sheffield, India.
SHUBART:      Ireland, Devon, India,
LEE:              Guernsey, Devon. Leicestershire,
CASELEY:       Devon,Guernsey.
MONAGHAN:   Ireland,Devon,India, Lancashire,
CROXFORD:    Guernsey,
COPELAND:    Wales, India, Devon.
LUCIETT:        Ireland, Devon,Sussex.
MOREY:           London,  India.

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Re: Information on 6th Poona.
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 27 May 06 14:22 BST (UK) »
I'm really not sure! ::)

Looking at the resource guide for overseas records on 1837 it says;

Incomplete indices:

Because registration with either the British registering authorities or the armed forces Service Departments is not compulsory, the General Register Office does not receive automatic notification of every birth, marriage or death that happens or has happened.

So I'm a bit stumped as to where you should look next....... ???

Hopefully someone else will know and will be able to advise you.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help,

Mick :)

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Re: Information on 6th Poona.
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 06 November 21 14:19 GMT (UK) »
My 2x Great Grandfather was in this division.

Cornelius Brinsley

Profession before war - Grocers Carter

(B) 1879, Stockport
(D) 1966, Stockport

Royal Garrison Artillery
Regiment No - 112096
Rank : Royal Gunner A/104a ?

Units -
52 company RGA =
Allahabad
6th (POONA) division

Alongside the Indian Army and/or Mesopotamia.

= this is all I can find out to be honest on Ancestry.
Brinsley -
(marple, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Dace -
(cannock, staffordshire)
(altrincham, cheshire)
(detroit, michigan)(canada)(usa)
(stockport, manchester)

Longson -
(chapel en le frith, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Tattersall -
(waterfoot, lancashire)
(rawtenstall, lanc)
(rossendale valley)
(stockport, manchester)

Townley -
(livesey, blackburn, lancashire)
(greater manchester)
(cheadle, stockport)

Winfindale -
(burton upon trent, staffordshire)
(stockport, manchester)