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Tank Corps Discharge
« on: Sunday 07 March 21 12:45 GMT (UK) »
Dear Rootschatters

Just delving into some new areas of research .... I wonder if anyone could decipher what these discharge details mean please?

This was for Corporal Lay who had joined the Tank Corps in 1921 but was out just about a year later. 

It's not a very good pic, so here are the details ...
"Para 156 (a) Free.  TA Regs
13 2079 Car 6890"

Many thanks

KN
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Weaving, Drewe, Lay, Daly, Walker - Berkshire & Oxfordshire
Wood - Worcester, Hampshire, Wiltshire
Stone - Barnwood, Gloucestershire



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Re: Tank Corps Discharge
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 07 March 21 16:27 GMT (UK) »
It's actually Para 156(3) not 156(a).

Para 156(3) of the Territorial Army Regulations which I think is Discharge "at his own request".

"Free" I would guess means that his discharge was granted without charge.

I have no idea what the rest of it means!

I'm posting the link in case anyone else wants to have a look:
https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FTANK%2F020%2F049&parentid=GBM%2FTANK%2F017580
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Re: Tank Corps Discharge
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 07 March 21 17:17 GMT (UK) »
The B 2079 Cav 6890 is similar to the man next but one and I'd suggest is his certificate of discharge:

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1502002172

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Re: Tank Corps Discharge
« Reply #3 on: Monday 08 March 21 15:12 GMT (UK) »
Dear Max and Shaun

Thankyou for your responses - really helpful to have the mistranscription of the "a" pointed out.  Regret the link to the IWM just leads to an empty box - perhaps I need a subscription for that one.

All helps to add to the picture of Cpl Lay who's military days were over, he went home, having survived 4 years in WW1, plus his extra service in the Tank Corps, met a lovely girl and lived happily ever after!

KN
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Wood - Worcester, Hampshire, Wiltshire
Stone - Barnwood, Gloucestershire



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Re: Tank Corps Discharge
« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 March 21 15:50 GMT (UK) »
Hopefully this one works:

http://www.4thbnnf.com/wordpress/home/research-resources/family-resources/3044-2/  His form has (Cav) indicating it was a cava,ry form, I doubt it varied much, if at all,  from the infantry one at the link otherwise it would be a different form number.

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Re: Tank Corps Discharge
« Reply #5 on: Monday 08 March 21 19:43 GMT (UK) »
so that explains the 2079 - thanks!  that link works.

KN
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Weaving, Drewe, Lay, Daly, Walker - Berkshire & Oxfordshire
Wood - Worcester, Hampshire, Wiltshire
Stone - Barnwood, Gloucestershire



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