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Leonard William Bone
« on: Monday 11 April 16 07:28 BST (UK) »
I am looking for records of Leonard William Bone born 1885 ,Lasham, Hants wife Annie Bone born 1885,Froyle, hants after 1911.I am acting for a pensioner who thinks his grandfather was wounded in the 1914-1918 war with a leg injury.He recollects this gentleman talking about horses (he was a farm carter in 1911) and he thinks 'RFA' (Royal Field Artillery). Is also known as William Leonard Bone.
I have tried looking at Military records on Ancestry but no joy so far.
Can anyone with more expertise help? many Thanks David 

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Re: Leonard William Bone
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 April 16 08:00 BST (UK) »
This could be his medal card:
Reference:   WO 372/2/207132
Description:   Medal card of Bone, Leonard W   Corps   Regiment No   Rank Army Service Corps S/369244Private
Date:   1914-1920
Held by:   The National Archives, Kew
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1393265

perhaps the service number could dig up some further records to cross reference

The 'S' prefix in this man's service card means - S Army Service Corps   Supply. Often accompanied with a number, denoting recruitment into the appropriately numbered Kitchener (New) Army.

He may of worked with men with the 'T' prefix - T   Army Service Corps   Horsed Transport. Often accompanied with a number, denoting recruitment into the appropriately numbered Kitchener (New) Army

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-army-service-corps-in-the-first-world-war/

Basically the men of the Royal Army Service Corps had to deliver food and bullets to the men on the front, while they were shot at and trying to drive a horse cart instead of shooting back.
Wemyss/Crombie/Laing/Blyth (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: Leonard William Bone
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 April 16 08:06 BST (UK) »
There is an attestation record for 1905 on FindMyPast if you have access to this.

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Roger

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Re: Leonard William Bone
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 April 16 08:27 BST (UK) »
Having checked this reference further it is possible it is for a different William Bone,albeit same area and regiment,as his birth is given as 1887.

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Re: Leonard William Bone
« Reply #4 on: Monday 11 April 16 10:15 BST (UK) »
William Leonard Bone Dvr. RFA no. 223533.
No LW or WL Bone on the SWB list.
Unfortunately without a service record you won't know if either one of the above soldiers is the one you're after.
What you need is the Absent Voters list for 1918 assuming of course he was still in at that time or a birth cert. if there were any children born while he served.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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