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Offline Pauline_Hutton

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Regiment query
« on: Monday 14 February 05 12:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi - I wonder if anyone out there has any information about the Rifle Brigade?  My grandfather enlisted in 1911 but on his marriage cert. his occupation was given as costermonger!!  Was the Rifle Brigade at that time a sort of T.A. ?

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pauline
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Re: Regiment query
« Reply #1 on: Monday 14 February 05 13:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi Pauline,

Yes,the Rifle Brigade were a Territorial unit but known as the Territorial Force rather than the Territorial Army.Heres a link to a great site about all aspects of service in WW1,have a look under 'National Reserve'.

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

Hope this helps,Mick ;)
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Re: Regiment query
« Reply #2 on: Monday 14 February 05 13:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mick - thanks very much.  That solves the problem as to why his occupation wasn't a "soldier" when he married.   :)

pauline   :)
East London:  Chamberlain, McCall, Selby, Coleman,  Jones, Humphries, Davies
South London:  Wannell, Carr, Sullivan, Holland
Kent: Day
Norfolk: Knopwood Caulk
Flintshire:  Davies; Jones
Ireland:  Rowe (Kildare & Dundalk), Collins (Cork)
Staffs: Carr, Powell