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Dakin. Royal Engineers WW1: Info please
« on: Wednesday 12 August 20 07:55 BST (UK) »
Hi. Looking for any information to add to these few facts please

George Henry Leatham DAKIN

Born 1877

WR 353317 (Army number I think)

Rank  A/WO cc1 (or ee1) RSM

Enlisted 18.8.1917

Army reserves 5/2/19

Taken (with difficulty) from back of old photograph. 

Cuffie81 has been very helpful but we seem to have got stuck here at the moment, so hoping all these clever RootsChat people can get the ball rolling again.

BIG thank you in advance.

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Re: Dakin. Royal Engineers WW1: Info please
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 12 August 20 08:24 BST (UK) »
Nothing found. Not on WW1 medal rolls so presumably did not serve overseas.
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Re: Dakin. Royal Engineers WW1: Info please
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 12 August 20 08:41 BST (UK) »
If did not serve overseas can nothing else be found? 


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Re: Dakin. Royal Engineers WW1: Info please
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 12 August 20 08:44 BST (UK) »
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If did not serve overseas can nothing else be found?

Well, I can't find anything for him. Bear in mind that around 70% of WW1 soldiers' records were destroyed by enemy action in WW2.
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Re: Dakin. Royal Engineers WW1: Info please
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 12 August 20 09:08 BST (UK) »
OK.   Does the service number look like an actual service number?

RSM= Reg Sergeant  Major ?

A/WO?




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Re: Dakin. Royal Engineers WW1: Info please
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 12 August 20 09:23 BST (UK) »
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Does the service number look like an actual service number?

Yes it is right for someone who enlisted in the Royal Engineers in August 1917.

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RSM= Reg Sergeant  Major ?

Indeed. A/WO would suggest an acting Warrant Officer
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Re: Dakin. Royal Engineers WW1: Info please
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 12 August 20 10:43 BST (UK) »
WR prefix indicating Waterways and Railways.  The number itself can sometimes identify which element of that part of the RE he belonged to - more work needed.

Loose end the "cc 1" is Cl 1 - in full Acting Class 1 Warrant Officer (Regimental Sergeant Major)

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