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Query on WW1 service record
« on: Monday 04 March 19 13:46 GMT (UK) »
On a service record for a soldier in Royal Berks Regiment. It says
France 12.8.1914 to 18.1.18
On furlo 19.1.18 to 3.2.18
France: 4.2.18 to 12.3.19
Home: 13.3.19 to 11.5.19

Would he have served in France continuously between 12 Aug 1914 and 18 Jan 1918 without coming home on leave? Would the fortnight on furlo / furlough be  granted only in exceptional circumstances?
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Query on WW1 service record
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 March 19 16:02 GMT (UK) »
According to that yes. It wouldn't necessarily have to be exceptional circumstances although often it was.
It was a case of getting permission from the C.O. In this case he wasn't very obliging to his men it would appear.
Can you give a name & no. maybe there's something else going on.
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: Query on WW1 service record
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 March 19 16:27 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your reply.
 He was Ebenezer Lawrence - two numbers 4909 crossed out and 2277 added. He was in the Boer war and then in WW1.
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Query on WW1 service record
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 March 19 17:42 GMT (UK) »
Off to puppy training. Back later.
Later:
I can see he started his service with the Berks. & extended it several times to complete his 21 years.
He transferred to the ASC with no. S/22771 in 1905.
Not in the front line so probably not considered leave was much of a priority.
As a baker he would have been kept pretty busy.
There's always the possibility he didn't ask for leave. I'm sure as a professional soldier & senior NCO had he it would have been granted.
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/