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Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« Reply #477 on: Monday 31 July 23 22:41 BST (UK) »

Like many Royal Artillery men he moved around the batteries a bit, with his record mentioning L/A and B/F as well as A/C.


Could you point me towards the page of his records that gives these details please Garen, as I am struggling the understand half of what’s written there? 😬🤣
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire

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« Reply #478 on: Monday 31 July 23 23:56 BST (UK) »
Could you point me towards the page of his records that gives these details please Garen, as I am struggling the understand half of what’s written there? 😬🤣

I didn't look in detail  but I see on p.3 (Medical History) under 'Regimental Number' at the top it says L/A RHA 1941, with L/A also at the very top of that page, also C Bde. RHA; page 5 (Medical History) mentions RHA B/F at the top-right; page 6 (Medical History) mentions L/A RHA top-right in red you can probably connect that to the red entry in March 1884; A/C is on the next page (Marriages/Baptisms); looks like F Bde. mentioned on p. 7 (promotions) c.1867; commander of L/A RHA (Marshall) mentioned at end of service on p.9.

A closer look might reveal more and match up some of the dates (eg. as with the red pen entry). It does look like A/C in the Afghan period.

How sad about Lilian's death. A very dangerous climate for the children of soldiers and civilians alike.
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Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« Reply #479 on: Tuesday 01 August 23 00:41 BST (UK) »
Thank you Garen
You obviously have a lot of experience at reading these sorts of documents so can spot essential information amongst what just looks random to me…well, not random, but letters that don’t mean anything to me on first look.
Maybe one day I will be able to see it and know what it means.
I spent some time deciphering my grandad’s 2nd WW service record, but fortunately it was typed or certainly easy to read!  ;D
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire

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« Reply #480 on: Tuesday 01 August 23 00:44 BST (UK) »
Could you point me towards the page of his records that gives these details please Garen, as I am struggling the understand half of what’s written there? 😬🤣

I didn't look in detail  but I see on p.3 (Medical History) under 'Regimental Number' at the top it says L/A RHA 1941, with L/A also at the very top of that page, also C Bde. RHA; page 5 (Medical History) mentions RHA B/F at the top-right; page 6 (Medical History) mentions L/A RHA top-right in red you can probably connect that to the red entry in March 1884; A/C is on the next page (Marriages/Baptisms); looks like F Bde. mentioned on p. 7 (promotions) c.1867; commander of L/A RHA (Marshall) mentioned at end of service on p.9.

A closer look might reveal more and match up some of the dates (eg. as with the red pen entry). It does look like A/C in the Afghan period.

How sad about Lilian's death. A very dangerous climate for the children of soldiers and civilians alike.

Now I see the letters you are talking about, it’s obvious isn’t it.
Thank you.
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire


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« Reply #481 on: Tuesday 01 August 23 10:05 BST (UK) »
The more you look at it the more you'll see :-) An excellent list of his stations in his medical history pages.
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Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« Reply #482 on: Tuesday 01 August 23 10:34 BST (UK) »
There’s a couple  I can’t work out. The very first ones.
Looks like Manley…Maiartoues…Ship Dilbhur ?
These, of course don’t come up anywhere…apart from Manley in Liverpool…and I know that’s not right 🙄😂
I have tried posting a screenshot, but I keep getting the message back, that file is too big  :(
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire

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« Reply #483 on: Tuesday 01 August 23 10:36 BST (UK) »
I think it's Warley (Warley Barracks) and then Maidstone. Dilbhur was indeed a troopship operating in the 1860s.
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« Reply #484 on: Tuesday 01 August 23 10:38 BST (UK) »
Hopefully it will load now 🤞🏻
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire

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« Reply #485 on: Tuesday 01 August 23 10:40 BST (UK) »
I think it's Warley (Warley Barracks) and then Maidstone.

Ah…yes.
It was the “arrived in India” that threw me.
Of course, that makes sense. Especially when it’s then got a ship’s name!
Thank you Garen…sorry to take up your time 😬
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire