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Offline ShaunJ

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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 17:02 BST (UK) »
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Do you think theres a chance that he could have been at some point or another in both the Horse Transport and the Mechanical Transport divisions?

It's possible. Farm labourer before the war, bus driver after? If he learned to drive a lorry in the army, that would explain the change of career.

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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 09:56 BST (UK) »
You can get a war diary of 46 Reserve Park from TNA for 3.50 (108 pages)

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/0ecb42e824174f6a8fa06d6752d209e3

Though that appears to be just the Mechanical Transport Company - perhaps there were other units in 46 RP.

Thank you so much for pointing me in the direction of this Shaun.

He is indeed in here, now I just need to work out what it alllll syas hahaha. Thanks to you I now know what division my Grandfather served in, which my family never knew. And once we decipher this diary we will have a better idea of his movements in the War.

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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 11:09 BST (UK) »
Gosh that's interesting. I think ICFA is Indian Corps Field Ambulance.
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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 11:27 BST (UK) »
Yes extremely interesting.

Ive spotted him once more in there. I can't really read it properly, but looks like it may be saying that he along with 2 others were appointed as Acting Corporals??

Also, yes I think you are right. I found another War Diary that had been transcribed from Canada, and they abbreviate I.C.F.A as Indian Corps Field Ambulance too.

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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 11:35 BST (UK) »
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he along with 2 others were appointed as Acting Corporals??

Yes that's right. At Achiet-le-Grand.
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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 11:54 BST (UK) »
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he along with 2 others were appointed as Acting Corporals??

Yes that's right. At Achiet-le-Grand.

It also says 'A/Sergeants from 21-5-17 (paid)'
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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 12:08 BST (UK) »
Thanks Macwil,

I thought that said Park.   :o

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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 12:13 BST (UK) »
Thanks Macwil,

I thought that said Park.   :o

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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 12:16 BST (UK) »
He must have been a good driver haha