Author Topic: 2nd Lieut Laurence Benjamin Myers, 130th King George's Own Baluchis (jacob's Ri  (Read 433 times)

Offline SueB2015

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 37
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Hi - am looking for the above chap's enlistment details, and any info as to where he was educated.

I know he was in UK (Glos) in 1891 living with his g/parents.  Then in 1911 he was visiting in Totnes, Devon.

Any further info would be gratefully received.
Sue B

Offline Yasmina4

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 731
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: 2nd Lieut Laurence Benjamin Myers, 130th King George's Own Baluchis (jacob's Ri
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 February 16 12:34 GMT (UK) »
No answers to your question.

He must have been stationed in british india in baluchistan district of what is now pakistan.  Have you looked at that side of his background.    Fbis may help.

Offline SueB2015

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 37
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: 2nd Lieut Laurence Benjamin Myers, 130th King George's Own Baluchis (jacob's Ri
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 02 February 16 12:35 GMT (UK) »
tgat ????? fbis ??????? sorry no comprendo  ???

Offline GrahamSimons

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,051
    • View Profile
Re: 2nd Lieut Laurence Benjamin Myers, 130th King George's Own Baluchis (jacob's Ri
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 February 16 13:53 GMT (UK) »
See CWGC for his burial in Tanganyika:


MYERS, 2nd Lt. Laurence Benjamin. 130th King George's Own Baluchis (Jacob's Rifles). 8th June, 1916. Age 20. Son of Benjamin and Dora Elizabeth Myers, of 5, Residency Rd., Bangalore, India V. B. 1.; Tanga main cemetery, Tanganyika

This was at the point where the British forces finally captured Tanga from the Germans. An absolutely fascinating part of WW1. Try Tip and Run by Edward Paice, Phoenix 2007 for a good account.
Simons Barrett Jaffray Waugh Langdale Heugh Meade Garnsey Evans Vazie Mountcure Glascodine Parish Peard Smart Dobbie Sinclair....
in Stirlingshire, Roxburghshire; Bucks; Devon; Somerset; Northumberland; Carmarthenshire; Glamorgan


Offline Yasmina4

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 731
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: 2nd Lieut Laurence Benjamin Myers, 130th King George's Own Baluchis (jacob's Ri
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02 February 16 13:58 GMT (UK) »
FBIS. Is a site dedicated to families in british india. Google

Offline Yasmina4

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 731
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: 2nd Lieut Laurence Benjamin Myers, 130th King George's Own Baluchis (jacob's Ri
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 02 February 16 13:59 GMT (UK) »
Well done graham

Offline GrahamSimons

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,051
    • View Profile
Re: 2nd Lieut Laurence Benjamin Myers, 130th King George's Own Baluchis (jacob's Ri
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 02 February 16 14:03 GMT (UK) »
Myers Lawrence Benjamin of 28 Nokni Infantry Lines Depot-road Karachi India died 9 June 1915 at German East Africa on active service. Administration (with Will limited) London to Dora Elizabeth Myers widow attorney of the reverend Walter Kelly Firminger. Effects 329 6s 1d.

That from the probate index.
Simons Barrett Jaffray Waugh Langdale Heugh Meade Garnsey Evans Vazie Mountcure Glascodine Parish Peard Smart Dobbie Sinclair....
in Stirlingshire, Roxburghshire; Bucks; Devon; Somerset; Northumberland; Carmarthenshire; Glamorgan

Offline GrahamSimons

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,051
    • View Profile
Re: 2nd Lieut Laurence Benjamin Myers, 130th King George's Own Baluchis (jacob's Ri
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 02 February 16 14:20 GMT (UK) »
Another mention London Gazette 4 September 1917 p 9157 corrects a previous entry, gazetting him as 2nd Lieutenant to the Infantry Branch of the Indian Army Reserve of Officers 26th March 1915 and promotion to Lt 26th March 1916.

And this: http://www.kaiserscross.com/188001/437364.html describes the battle.

Simons Barrett Jaffray Waugh Langdale Heugh Meade Garnsey Evans Vazie Mountcure Glascodine Parish Peard Smart Dobbie Sinclair....
in Stirlingshire, Roxburghshire; Bucks; Devon; Somerset; Northumberland; Carmarthenshire; Glamorgan

Offline GrahamSimons

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,051
    • View Profile
Re: 2nd Lieut Laurence Benjamin Myers, 130th King George's Own Baluchis (jacob's Ri
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 02 February 16 14:37 GMT (UK) »
Baptised Simla 7th May 1887, born 12th April to Benjamin and Dora Elizabeth Myers [Family Search India Births and Baptisms].

FIBIS suggests that the information on this man will be held at the British Library. My very limited experience suggests that a researcher is more cost-effective than visiting yourself, unless you happen to live in London. A researcher cost me less than two days' worth of return tickets by train and generated more in a day than I did in three!
Simons Barrett Jaffray Waugh Langdale Heugh Meade Garnsey Evans Vazie Mountcure Glascodine Parish Peard Smart Dobbie Sinclair....
in Stirlingshire, Roxburghshire; Bucks; Devon; Somerset; Northumberland; Carmarthenshire; Glamorgan