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Re: 3rd Welsh Regiment
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 07 April 11 18:35 BST (UK) »
But then he would not have been an officer of the 3rd Bn Welsh Regiment

Was you father called an Accountant?

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Re: 3rd Welsh Regiment
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 07 April 11 18:42 BST (UK) »
Hi Jenne

The army did not have accountants. Maybe he recorded his civil job as well.

In an Army List from 1918 he is listed under 3rd Battalion (Special Reserve) Welsh Regiment as a Lt (effective 1 July 1917) but attached to the Machine Gun Corps. I could not find a medal card for him. So he would not have served overseas.

I did find this on the LG

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/30201/supplements/7581/ - he is bottom left. Notice that his lieutenancy was back-dated to 1st of April.

There is no clue as to what kind of instructor his was. Given his profession he may have taught payroll sergeants etc. You should check his local record office to see if a National Roll of Honour was produced for his town. He may have paid for a mention given his lack of medals. Also his obituary may give some clues.

Ken

   What evidence do you have for suggesting that the Army do not have accountants?
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Re: 3rd Welsh Regiment
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 07 April 11 20:36 BST (UK) »
I suggest that you look up the history of the Royal Army Pay Corps.

The Army did employ Accountants. 
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Re: 3rd Welsh Regiment
« Reply #12 on: Friday 02 October 20 10:07 BST (UK) »
He was attached to the 8th Bn Machine Gun Corps that was command by my Grandfather.  If you search 8th Bn Machine Gun Corps on YouTube you will find a photograph with him in it.