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Roman Catholic Army Chaplin. Help please!
« on: Wednesday 18 November 20 17:17 GMT (UK) »

Philip Francis Joseph Anstruther 'Father Godfrey'
19031988
BIRTH 5 MAR 1903 PANCRAS London, England
DEATH 23 JUL 1988 St Dominic's Priory, Carisbrooke, ISLE OF WIGHT, Hampshire
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One my Mother's address books contains as his addresses:

H.Q.8 A.G.R.E. Yeovil

---18 Grofton Park, Yeovil

--1210 G.H.Q. Troops R.E C.M.F

16 AGRE. C.M.F

1113563 Sg Allen J.A

H.Q Sudan Ordnance Corps (G.T) M.E.F?

Does this make any sense?
Any way to track his military career with dates and places?
ANSTRUTHER,Worldwide
BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD, Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
MABEY, Dorset
POPE, London docklands,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
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Re: Roman Catholic Army Chaplin. Help please!
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 17:20 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Roman Catholic Army Chaplin. Help please!
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 19:44 GMT (UK) »
The AGRE are Army Group Royal Engineers, a relatively top level organisation of the RE.

General Headquarters Troops RE in Central Mediterranean Force is another top level RE this time in Italy (CMF)- 1210 don't know.

HQ Sudan Ordnance Corps would be the Ordnance element of the HQ of British Troops Sudan and Eritrea Middle East Force -   GT - don't know

The number and name is that of Joseph Alexander Allen, an artilleryman who joined in 1940 but who transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in August 1941.

I suggest there isn't anything that can be made out of this random set of addresses.  CMF came after MEF for example.

Is Allen associated with the family or indeed the chaplain?

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