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Offline lucymags

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Edward George Honey, military record 1915
« on: Thursday 15 November 18 05:13 GMT (UK) »
I have found that he was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1885, was boarding in Glocs. in 1911, married Amelia Toomey Apr-Jun1915, and apparently joined the Middlesex regiment (Regt. no. 10124? or is that his service no.?) - the latter on FamilySearch.

Just wondering if anyone has access to his details of service? I think that he was probably discharged fairly soon afterwards (medical).

(I have a fair amount of other info - he's not an ancestor and this is just a minor research project for which I want to clear up this detail.)

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Re: George Edward Honey, military record 1915
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 15 November 18 06:11 GMT (UK) »
His record has survived.
He attested 16/4/15. And was discharged under para 392, XXV 17/4/16

Added. He had upper and lower dentures, was 5ft 101/2 ins
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: George Edward Honey, military record 1915
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 15 November 18 06:49 GMT (UK) »
Great, thanks Mckha!  :)

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Re: George Edward Honey, military record 1915
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 15 November 18 10:03 GMT (UK) »
I see that this category was not actually unfit for service owing to health, but "services no longer required" for reasons not listed under any other category? http://military-researcher.co.uk/KingsRegs1912/para-25.html
According to this list http://military-researcher.co.uk/KingsRegs1912/Para392Introduction.html, he would have been discharged under xvi if he was discharged on medical grounds... One can only speculate, I guess!

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Re: George Edward Honey, military record 1915
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 15 November 18 10:51 GMT (UK) »
Note that he attested as Edward George Honey. He was specially enlisted to serve as a clerk.

Army file on FindMyPast https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM/WO363-4/007272182/00372&parentid=GBM/WO363-4/7272182/32/372

and on Ancestry https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1114/miuk1914a_084885-00375/461897
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Re: Edward George Honey, military record 1915
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 15 November 18 11:04 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Shaun. :)
Unfortunately I don't currently have paid subscriptions to either of those, but will try to remember to have a look when I next take one out for a while.
Ed: Oops! And thanks for pointing out that I'd switched his forenames by mistake in my subject line. He is Edward George. (Have tried to change it but not sure it will stick.)