Documentation translation

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by pdarran, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. pdarran

    pdarran Member

    Good evening everybody
    Could someone translate the abv on this document in pencil if you could please,
    Paul
     

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  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    Welcome to the forum.

    I presume it is a Royal Artillery Tracer Card that you’ve downloaded from Ancestry or FMP over this past free access weekend?

    It doesn’t tell the full story of this man’s military service so you really ought to apply to MOD for his full service records via this link -

    Get a copy of military service records

    The limited information I can glean from the document is that he Initially enlisted into Essex Regiment in May 1924 and was allocated the Army service number 4180830.

    In February 1942 he is posted from 3 Searchlight Regiment RA to 4th Light Anti Anti Aircraft Regiment RA.

    He is posted to Y List in October 1942 (likely in hospital away from his Regiment) before rejoining 7th Battery 4th LAA Regiment in January 1943.

    He was permanently attached (as a staff member) to 110 Military Convalescent Depot in March 1943 and appears to have remained there until he started his pre demobilisation leave (Posted to Y List) in June 1945 before he was demobilised in late August 1945.

    You really need sight of his full record to fill in the gaps in the chronology.

    Steve
     
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  3. pdarran

    pdarran Member

    Hi Steve
    Thanks for your reply mate.
    I have his records. He enlisted 1911 6 Middlesex, transferred 1 st RWF July 1911 captured Oct 1914 ,Pow Munster. Enlisted from reserve RWFto 6 Essex 1924. On his records their a injury in service I've attached. Don't know if this is from WW1 or WW2 but he was burned. Could this be why he was sent to 110 MCD from 43 until 45.
    Thanks again
    Paul
     

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  4. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    It’s difficult to make a full assessment as the image is rather blurred and is only an extract of the full form but I can make out a date of 23/5/40. Is the entry in the portion of the statement of services where wounds/injuries are usually recorded?

    He isn’t listed on the WW2 Casualty Lists which may suggest it is a WW1 wound/injury entry transferred to his post WW1 papers.

    I doubt he was in 110 MCD for 2 years in relation to treatment to that injury rather that he was sent there as an “old soldier” who wasn’t fit for “active service” but was fit enough to work on the permanent staff there. I can only see the award of the War Medal which suggests service at home.

    Steve
     
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