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Offline SmallTownGirl

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Confused by Charles Goodwin
« on: Sunday 15 November 20 17:45 GMT (UK) »
His Medal Card shows (in order)

Lincs Rgt 51960*
Leics Rgt 7833**

* 8th Bn; ** 52nd Grad. Bn;

which I thought meant he was in the Lincolns before the Leicesters, but ...

... the Medal Roll for his Silver War Badge is from the Lincolns, which seems to suggest he was in the Leicesters before the Lincolns

Poor chap lost a leg.

This enquiry not helped by Lincs being transcribed as Leins (short for Leinster) Regiment.  ???

Can anyone help to un-confuse me, please?

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Re: Confused by Charles Goodwin
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 15 November 20 18:25 GMT (UK) »
Look at the actual Medal Rolls and you'll see that his medals were issued by Lincs Regt. On the Rolls he is one of five showing 52nd Grad Bn Leics to 8th Bn Lincs.

The 52nd Grad Bn did not serve overseas. One explanation as to why it appears on the Rolls is that they may have gone over under that badge and posted from an Infantry Base Depot.

Some of the others may have surviving records which will give you some sort of an idea about dates.

Ancestry Link to Rolls
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/5119/images/41629_636897_10936-00187?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&queryId=ec204889c429512ccae09205a27bc6d1&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&pId=2140771

Leicestershire 52nd Grad Bn
52nd (Graduated) Battalion
Up to 27 October 1917, this was known as 267th Graduated Battalion and had no regimental affiliation. Before that it had been 15th Battalion of the Training Reserve and up to September 1916 had been the 13th (Reserve) Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers. A training unit based at Witham in Essex, it was part of 218th Brigade in 73rd Division. In January 1918 it went to 207th Brigade of 69th Division at Clipstone Camp but by April 1918 had moved to Thoresby. In September 1918 it moved to 208th Brigade in the same Division and location.

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Re: Confused by Charles Goodwin
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 15 November 20 19:59 GMT (UK) »
Gwil nails it as usual.

Check out Gough who goes with 52 Grad Bn Leics to France on 7 Apr 1918, goes to the Infantry Base Depot and on the 8th is posted to 8 Lincs joining them on 10 April.

Note that the column on the roll which most of the time has regiments in order, with the first at the bottom here has the heading crossed out which is signalling that this roll isn't like the others so there.

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Re: Confused by Charles Goodwin
« Reply #3 on: Monday 16 November 20 17:25 GMT (UK) »
Thanks chaps.

What would I do without you?  ;D

STG
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