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Offline LenaGarner

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Re: Can't find Grandads Army Records Robert Coleman
« Reply #9 on: Monday 28 September 20 22:05 BST (UK) »
He was a Sergeant in the Royal Artillery.

I donít know if either of these records may relate to your Robert Coleman - no age given

Robert COLEMAN
Attestation year   1937
Service number   868836
Record set Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942
Last column heading
transfers to other Corps or cause of becoming non effective and record or re-enlistment (if any) (including date)
Written in this column is:- Z Res 17.3.49
[purple ink stamped - Extracted to NSRW

Robert COLEMAN
Attestation year   1940
Service number   1121032
Record set Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942
Red line through his name
and
in the last column written in red pen:- Cancelled. M.L. 13.3.41


Could i ask where you found these records please? They aren't coming up on any thing i search on :(
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Re: Can't find Grandads Army Records Robert Coleman
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 29 September 20 00:20 BST (UK) »
Could I ask what from the photo tells you that he was a sergeant in the Royal Artillery (find it amazing the things you can find from just one photo). 

At the risk of stealing ShaunJ's thunder.....
The cap badge is definitely Royal Artillery (see sample below)
On his left sleeve you can just see the edge of the three chevrons denoting the rank of Sergeant.

Philip

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: with the exception of the Africa Star (1943), WW2 campaign medals were instituted in May 1945, and the defence medal and the war medal were instituted in August 1945, - this gives an earliest possible date for the photograph.
Please help me to help you by citing sources for information.

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Re: Can't find Grandads Army Records Robert Coleman
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 29 September 20 09:07 BST (UK) »
Could i ask where you found these records please? They aren't coming up on any thing i search on :(
Lena x

Lena my apologies for not saying Record set Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942 can be found on F M P here's the link https://www.rootschat.com/links/01pwr/  you will need a subscription to view  :)


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Re: Can't find Grandads Army Records Robert Coleman
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 29 September 20 22:29 BST (UK) »
Could I ask what from the photo tells you that he was a sergeant in the Royal Artillery (find it amazing the things you can find from just one photo). 

At the risk of stealing ShaunJ's thunder.....
The cap badge is definitely Royal Artillery (see sample below)
On his left sleeve you can just see the edge of the three chevrons denoting the rank of Sergeant.

Philip

ADDED
: with the exception of the Africa Star (1943), WW2 campaign medals were instituted in May 1945, and the defence medal and the war medal were instituted in August 1945, - this gives an earliest possible date for the photograph.

Thank you Phillip, that is all really helpful info :D
The medals you've mentioned are they what he has in the photograph?  ???

Apologies for all the questions but all this boggles my mind as I have very little Military knowledge - learning as i go :)
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Re: Can't find Grandads Army Records Robert Coleman
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 29 September 20 22:31 BST (UK) »
Could i ask where you found these records please? They aren't coming up on any thing i search on :(
Lena x

Lena my apologies for not saying Record set Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942 can be found on F M P here's the link https://www.rootschat.com/links/01pwr/  you will need a subscription to view  :)

Ahh thank you so much for letting me know! I hadn't thought to check there. I accidentally paid for a years subscription to Ancestry's Fold3 military records site (Forgot to cancel free trial :-[ ) and would have thought he would show up on there.  I'll make sure to check on there from now on :)
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