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Sge Bty.
« on: Sunday 25 August 19 14:47 BST (UK) »
Found on the WW1 Service medals and Award Rolls, on Anc-- piece No. 0289 RGA, under 'rank'. I'm thinking it means Sergeant. Battery. Can someone confirm please, because I never heard of my Grandad being a Sergeant?
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Re: Sge Bty.
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 25 August 19 15:13 BST (UK) »
Siege battery?

The abbreviation for sergeant is "sgt".

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 August 19 15:21 BST (UK) »
Yes - the roll uses Sge as the abbreviation for Siege.  There should be a number preceding it to tell us which Siege Battery which may get us further.  His name??

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« Reply #3 on: Sunday 25 August 19 16:13 BST (UK) »
Thank you both, yes 'Siege' makes more sense

His name was Maxwell Keats. Gunner. Reg. No 154940. 450 Siege Battery, RGA.
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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 25 August 19 16:33 BST (UK) »
450 Siege Battery went to the Western Front on 17 Nov 1917 joining 67 Heavy Artillery Group (67 Brigade RGA) becoming Army Troops in Jan 1918.  His records have not survived so we don't know when he joined the army although a near number suggests about mid 1917.

There don't appear to be any war diaries that cover November 1917 onwards for 67 HAG or the battery itself.

he battery had four 6 inch guns:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BL_6-inch_26_cwt_howitzer

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It is with great difficulty I share with you that in the early hours of 07 August 2021, Maximilian passed away unexpectedly but peacefully.

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 25 August 19 17:29 BST (UK) »
Thank you for looking, Max, very kind of you. His daughter Barbara was born in Summer, 1917, and I have a studio photo of him in uniform, with wife Mamel and what looks like a new-born baby. I'm presuming he got compassionate leave when/soon after Barbara's birth.
He was awarded the British Medal and Victory Medal which I think confirms he saw action in Europe. Mum (his DiL) said that he was in Signals (he was 38 in 1917), and that he was at one of the big battles. He also had 2 dog-tags, I think he was in the Territorials, transferring to the RGA.
Oh, why, why, didn't I ask him when he was alive!
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« Reply #6 on: Monday 26 August 19 16:31 BST (UK) »
Thanks to your help I've done some Googling and I think I can narrow it down to him being at Passchendaele. Rootschatters are brilliant!
Roe,Wells, Bent, Kemp, Weston
Bruin, Gillam, Hurd/Heard, Timson, All in Leicestershire. Keats (Kates)

https://ourkeatsfamilystory.blogspot.com/