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Re: William T Cosby b. 1878 Royal Engineers
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 09 December 18 18:59 GMT (UK) »
The RE didn't pull guns they acted in the roles given above. It was the Royal Artillery that did everything gun related. They also had their own horses & the man in charge would have been an NCO not a Driver.
Horses were still the main source of transport up to 1914 so there were literally 1000's of men who had experience with them.
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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Re: William T Cosby b. 1878 Royal Engineers
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 09 December 18 19:39 GMT (UK) »
The RE didn't pull guns they acted in the roles given above. It was the Royal Artillery that did everything gun related. They also had their own horses & the man in charge would have been an NCO not a Driver.
Horses were still the main source of transport up to 1914 so there were literally 1000's of men who had experience with them.

Ahh OK, thank you. It seems that there is some conflicting views in my family which don't quite stack up.
The information you have passed on is very clear and makes more sense. Thank you.
I am basing the fact that he was in the RE on the medal card for the only William Thomas I could find and from what his grandson told me. It is hard to discern anything from his hat badge as it is over exposed. Maybe he was in the artillery instead as they were quite specific about their story relating to him pulling guns around or maybe he helped out the Royal artillery if they were short (excuse my ignorance here if that kind of thing never happened!) ?
I can't find any other records for a William Thomas Cosby.
I am a bit lost if I am honest with you!
Thank you very much for all of your help.
Best wishes Emma
Sweetland (Chard/Yarcoombe/Honiton)
Garret/Stacey (Somerset)
Boultern/Boulton (Reading)
Crowther (Wolverhampton/Wednesbury/Birmingham)
Myres (Wolverhampton)
Palmer (Nottingham)
Cosby (Leighton Buzzard/Woodstock/Kidlington)
Hope (Oxford/Kidlington/Woodstock)
Williams (Yorkshire/Conisborough)
Draper (Bow Brickhill)
Draper Smith (Bow Brickhill/Woburn Sands)
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Re: William T Cosby b. 1878 Royal Engineers
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 09 December 18 20:32 GMT (UK) »
Please could somebody tell me what column 5 shows? It is supposed to be the Theatre of War that William served in but I can't make it out.
Sweetland (Chard/Yarcoombe/Honiton)
Garret/Stacey (Somerset)
Boultern/Boulton (Reading)
Crowther (Wolverhampton/Wednesbury/Birmingham)
Myres (Wolverhampton)
Palmer (Nottingham)
Cosby (Leighton Buzzard/Woodstock/Kidlington)
Hope (Oxford/Kidlington/Woodstock)
Williams (Yorkshire/Conisborough)
Draper (Bow Brickhill)
Draper Smith (Bow Brickhill/Woburn Sands)
Smith (Woburn Sands)

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Re: William T Cosby b. 1878 Royal Engineers
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 09 December 18 21:09 GMT (UK) »
Although the badge is overexposed it's still clear it's RE. The RA cap badge is quite distinctive & nothing like the RE.
You can ignore column 5 it's just office jargon. The theatre of war only appeared on the 14/15 Star roll.
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
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: William T Cosby b. 1878 Royal Engineers
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 09 December 18 21:18 GMT (UK) »
Although the badge is overexposed it's still clear it's RE. The RA cap badge is quite distinctive & nothing like the RE.
You can ignore column 5 it's just office jargon. The theatre of war only appeared on the 14/15 Star roll.

That is great, thanks ever so much, I really appreciate all of you help with this thread.
Sweetland (Chard/Yarcoombe/Honiton)
Garret/Stacey (Somerset)
Boultern/Boulton (Reading)
Crowther (Wolverhampton/Wednesbury/Birmingham)
Myres (Wolverhampton)
Palmer (Nottingham)
Cosby (Leighton Buzzard/Woodstock/Kidlington)
Hope (Oxford/Kidlington/Woodstock)
Williams (Yorkshire/Conisborough)
Draper (Bow Brickhill)
Draper Smith (Bow Brickhill/Woburn Sands)
Smith (Woburn Sands)