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Kings Royal Rifles - Machine Gun Corp
« on: Friday 04 December 20 13:28 GMT (UK) »
I have a photo of someone i'm told is my great uncle, his cap badge is that of the Machine Gun Corp, but the ,military records i have found for him show that he was in the Kings Royal Rifles.

records show he was a Lewis gunner  ( he was captured at St Quentin on 21/3)

was the MGC ever part of KRR in WW1  ?

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Re: Kings Royal Rifles - Machine Gun Corp
« Reply #1 on: Friday 04 December 20 17:17 GMT (UK) »
No, two distinct separate entities entirely.

As a Lewis gunner, no reason why he may have transferred.  What was his name/number.

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Re: Kings Royal Rifles - Machine Gun Corp
« Reply #2 on: Friday 04 December 20 20:54 GMT (UK) »
As far as I am aware, when the MGC was formed in October 1915, men were transferred across to it.
My wife's Grandfather transferred from the KOYLI over to them later in the war.

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Re: Kings Royal Rifles - Machine Gun Corp
« Reply #3 on: Friday 04 December 20 21:39 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Kings Royal Rifles - Machine Gun Corp
« Reply #4 on: Friday 04 December 20 21:41 GMT (UK) »
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  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
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PINEGAR-COLLIER-HUGHES-JEFFERIES-HUNT-MOSS-FRY