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Re: Help with early army records
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 28 June 20 13:58 BST (UK) »
Yes, I put that on Ancestry :-)

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Re: Help with early army records
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 28 June 20 14:05 BST (UK) »
Was he living in Exeter circa 1917?

There's a newspaper article (20 March 1917, Exeter and Plymouth Gazette) concerning Staff Sergeant John Henry Smith of the Army Pay Corps, St Luke's College. It mentions a brother in the Canadian Force, who had recently returned to Canada to await discharge.
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« Reply #11 on: Sunday 28 June 20 14:07 BST (UK) »
OH!!!!!!  Brilliant! I know he liven in Exeter but I don't know when! I'll ask my cousin!  So excited!!!!


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Re: Help with early army records
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 28 June 20 14:12 BST (UK) »
No longer military when he died.

Name:   John Henry Smith
Age:   53
Record Type:   Burial
Birth Date:   abt 1884
Death Date:   abt 1937
Burial Date:   23 Feb 1937
Burial Place:   Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation:   Retired Soldier
Cemetery:   Manchester Southern Cemetery Section T Grave No 2339

The photograph as a young soldier has `flaming grenade ` collar insignia ,used by both Royal Engineers and Royal Artillery.

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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 28 June 20 14:22 BST (UK) »
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OH!!!!!!  Brilliant! I know he liven in Exeter but I don't know when! I'll ask my cousin!  So excited!!!!

I wouldn't get too excited: it was an allegation of misuse of Thrift Club funds, case thrown out for lack of sufficient evidence.
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Re: Help with early army records
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 28 June 20 14:46 BST (UK) »
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OH!!!!!!  Brilliant! I know he liven in Exeter but I don't know when! I'll ask my cousin!  So excited!!!!

I wouldn't get too excited: it was an allegation of misuse of Thrift Club funds, case thrown out for lack of sufficient evidence.

Lol!

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Re: Help with early army records
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 28 June 20 14:48 BST (UK) »
No longer military when he died.

Name:   John Henry Smith
Age:   53
Record Type:   Burial
Birth Date:   abt 1884
Death Date:   abt 1937
Burial Date:   23 Feb 1937
Burial Place:   Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation:   Retired Soldier
Cemetery:   Manchester Southern Cemetery Section T Grave No 2339

The photograph as a young soldier has `flaming grenade ` collar insignia ,used by both Royal Engineers and Royal Artillery.

Jim

Thank you Jim, very helpful!  Did these regiments recruit nationwide or in from specific towns?

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Re: Help with early army records
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 28 June 20 14:59 BST (UK) »
Have you thought of trying to trace the brother in the Canadian Force? He obviously lived in EXeter for a while then left England before the court hearing - late 1916 or early 1917. His records might state parents' names.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 said to be nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Help with early army records
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 28 June 20 15:08 BST (UK) »
They were recruiting countrywide I`m afraid ,so no clues there I`m afraid.

Jim