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Re: WWI (?) uniform help
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 08 November 20 20:10 GMT (UK) »
On a side note I thought it was only one page and Iíve discovered more pages! I only had a quick glance but I saw the words cleopatra and India so thatís the link with the uniform!
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« Reply #10 on: Monday 09 November 20 10:49 GMT (UK) »
So presumably you now can see entries relating to his unit?

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« Reply #11 on: Monday 09 November 20 11:14 GMT (UK) »
Yes I can see more information now but the handwriting is very hard to read and the quality of the image isnít great either. I did pick out the word signals quite a lot though!
Seabrook and Doggett Abbots langley, Herts
Robinson, Oxford
Fryer and Bates, Penn, Bucks
French, Oldbury, Worcestershire
Turner and Cunningham Galashiels, Scotland
Barrs, Leicstershire/London


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« Reply #12 on: Monday 09 November 20 11:30 GMT (UK) »
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« Reply #13 on: Monday 09 November 20 12:22 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much for that. At the moment I am using the library edition of ancestry online at home and I can only seem to find one tree. Iíll certainly make a note of the above, thank you!
Seabrook and Doggett Abbots langley, Herts
Robinson, Oxford
Fryer and Bates, Penn, Bucks
French, Oldbury, Worcestershire
Turner and Cunningham Galashiels, Scotland
Barrs, Leicstershire/London

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« Reply #14 on: Monday 09 November 20 18:12 GMT (UK) »
Iíve had a long look at the service record and Iím a lot better off but I still canít read or understand a lot of it, but this is what I did manage to decipher.

* Transferred from Haynes park signal depot to M.E.F (March 1916)
*Joined depot, cleopatra (March 1916)
*Transferred from (??) to Mesopotamia
*Disembarked Suez (April 1916)
*Disembarked Basrah (April 1916)
*Admitted to hospital (Aug 1917)
*Rejoined (coy?) (Aug 1917)
* Granted one months leave to India (Apr 1918)
* Embarked Basrah (Apr 1918)
* Struck off the strength of the company not having returned from leave within 3 months from date of embarkation (Aug 1918)
*It mentions a punishment but in the column it says certified. (Dec 1918).

I do have a few Questions about all that. Would it be common place for soldiers to take leave and visit other counties for instance India?
Also would it have been common place to not return in time from leave? I canít imagine so, so I find it odd he was awol for over 2 months. (Although I donít blame him wanting to get away from it all)
What does being struck off the strength of the company mean?
Many thanks in advance for any help!
Daniel
Seabrook and Doggett Abbots langley, Herts
Robinson, Oxford
Fryer and Bates, Penn, Bucks
French, Oldbury, Worcestershire
Turner and Cunningham Galashiels, Scotland
Barrs, Leicstershire/London

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Re: WWI (?) uniform help
« Reply #15 on: Monday 09 November 20 19:26 GMT (UK) »
Not sure whether you don't want us to know who he was but in deciphering a record, context is everything so a link to his on line record would be helpful.

Struck off Strength is when a man is taken "off the books" of a company.  The opposite of Taken on Strength

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Re: WWI (?) uniform help
« Reply #17 on: Monday 09 November 20 20:10 GMT (UK) »
Not sure whether you don't want us to know who he was but in deciphering a record, context is everything so a link to his on line record would be helpful.

Struck off Strength is when a man is taken "off the books" of a company.  The opposite of Taken on Strength

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Apologies I hadnít realised I hadnít said his name, but yes the links above are him! Iím now 99.9% sure the man in the photos are Albert so Iím really thankful for all the help!
Seabrook and Doggett Abbots langley, Herts
Robinson, Oxford
Fryer and Bates, Penn, Bucks
French, Oldbury, Worcestershire
Turner and Cunningham Galashiels, Scotland
Barrs, Leicstershire/London