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Offline dorothy

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Re: Army Trial 1900
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 14:19 BST (UK) »
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Hi the record states:

Imprisoned by OC 14 April 00  14 days
To duty as Driver 28 April 00

Awaiting Trail 12 May 00  2 days
Tried and imprisoned 14 May 00 56 days
To Duty Driver 9 July 00

No reasons given

After being in India he was then discharged as medically unfit 29 April 02 character fair

He was in Royal Horse Artillery s battery on the 1901 census and on his attestation papers for WW1 it states he was in E battery and served in Mhow India previously
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Re: Army Trial 1900
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 15:05 BST (UK) »
Much prefer to look at the original for clues but perhaps you don't wish to post his name?

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Re: Army Trial 1900
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 15:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Sorry it is John Adolphus Merrett born 1881 Paddington
Ash, Holder, Hollyhead, Hubbard, Pearson families in Staffordshire.
Cockbain, Leeson, Moore, Nicholson, Skelly in Cumberland.
Mckee in Bangor Co Down and Cumberland.
Adlam, Brazington Merrett in Gloucester
Crook in Kent & Cumberland, Rattray Perthshire Scotland, Husband Scotland, Blair Perthshire Scotland, Paterson Scotland

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Re: Army Trial 1900
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 20:08 BST (UK) »
From his early service there is indeed no evidence as to his offences.  However, they wouldn't have been absence as this would have resulted in him "losing" days from his possible pension calculation and that would be recorded.  The closeness of the two offences and the increase in punishment suggest (guesswork) something like disobedience of an order.  A few odd thoughts.  His time in S Battery was in Aldershot.  E Battery didn't get involved in his time in any of the small engagements that merited the India medal and he doesn't appear on the India medal roll.

You will have seen his efforts at joining again for the Great War.  11 August 1914 to 10 October 1914 in the Royal Field Artillery- discharged "not likely to become an efficient soldier".

Quick nip round the corner to the Royal Fusiliers where he signs on 21 Oct 1914 and serves in UK until 5 Nov 1915, medical discharge 5 Mar 1915.

Back to the RHA where it seems they accepted him happily on 7 April 1915 and serves then until 28 Jul 1916 when he is again discharged unfit.

Persistent if a bit frail in the health department!

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Re: Army Trial 1900
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 20:22 BST (UK) »
He got gassed in his last stint and it affected him and he died in 1929. 

We have a photo of him with Ripon South camp written on the back where he was before he was discharged
Ash, Holder, Hollyhead, Hubbard, Pearson families in Staffordshire.
Cockbain, Leeson, Moore, Nicholson, Skelly in Cumberland.
Mckee in Bangor Co Down and Cumberland.
Adlam, Brazington Merrett in Gloucester
Crook in Kent & Cumberland, Rattray Perthshire Scotland, Husband Scotland, Blair Perthshire Scotland, Paterson Scotland

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Re: Army Trial 1900
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 20:28 BST (UK) »
Do you know which battery he was serving with when he was gassed?  His card records only B Reserve Brigade in UK on whose "books" he would have been when at South camp Ripon convalescent camp for the Royal Artillery.

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Re: Army Trial 1900
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 20:38 BST (UK) »
No idea sorry
Ash, Holder, Hollyhead, Hubbard, Pearson families in Staffordshire.
Cockbain, Leeson, Moore, Nicholson, Skelly in Cumberland.
Mckee in Bangor Co Down and Cumberland.
Adlam, Brazington Merrett in Gloucester
Crook in Kent & Cumberland, Rattray Perthshire Scotland, Husband Scotland, Blair Perthshire Scotland, Paterson Scotland