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Offline PopNorth22

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Trying to find what regiment my Grandfather fought in.
« on: Saturday 10 November 18 17:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Can anyone help please?  I'm trying to find which regiment my Grandfather fought with.  His name was Edward Burman, born 1883 in East Dulwich in London, but lived most of his life in Northampton.  I think he joined up about 1916, aged 33.  My Grandma was very cross about it as he was in a reserved occupation, so didn't need to go.  He rarely talked about it but I think he was a gunner.  I do not have a service number or anything much except this photo.  Can anyone identify the regiment from the uniform?  Edward is on the left.
Blyth, Burman, Cullen, Darnton, Groom, Hannah, Haynes, Little, Mort, Potts, Ramsay, Russell, Warnes,

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Re: Trying to find what regiment my Grandfather fought in.
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 10 November 18 18:01 GMT (UK) »
There is an Edward Burman Royal Field Artillery listed in the medal roll's army no.237376.the dress
certainly fit's in with RFA.The few other's sharing his name were in  infantry andlabour corp's unit's.And that certainly look's like the correct cap badge on his comrade.
Bland(Chester-le-street) Round(Dudley/Durham)Kirton(Gateshead)
Smith(Gateshead)Littleton(Sacriston)
Wayman(Cambs&Newcastle)Green(Lincs)Smith(bucks)
Watson(Gilling west & Gateshead)

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Re: Trying to find what regiment my Grandfather fought in.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 10 November 18 18:41 GMT (UK) »
Agreed.  Unfortunately his full service record has not survived and his medal records give no clues as to which brigade(s) he served in.

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Re: Trying to find what regiment my Grandfather fought in.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 10 November 18 18:42 GMT (UK) »
As a a back up - on the GRO index there are two female births in Northampton 1915 and 1916, surname Borman, mother's maiden name Haynes.
These birth certificates may have his regiment on them in the occupation column.

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Re: Trying to find what regiment my Grandfather fought in.
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 11 November 18 14:04 GMT (UK) »
Just an observation or 2. He's wearing the pre economy tunic (1916) so probably joined in 1915.
I've tried manipulating the shoulder title but can't quite make out the middle letter. However it doesn't look like a G or H so that only leaves the RFA.
You say he was a Gunner, these 2 look like Drivers.
Agree that the 1916 birth may give a bit more.
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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