Pte 5889794 Edwin Humphreys Northamptonshire Regt

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Dee123, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Evening Rose?,
    Nearly completed scanning the book that I've mentioned. Just adding the page numbers & some other maps. Will chat about war diaries over the weekend. The first picture is somewhat different. Brilliant if you ask me.:cool:

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  2. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    As far as I'm aware, there was little time for taking photographs once the war started in earnest. I have a couple of group shots of the sergeants of the 2nd Battalion before they returned overseas but nothing of the whole battalion.

    There is nothing to stop you having a browse through the Northamptonshire Museums Flickr pages but it mostly shows the 1st Battalion in India during the inter-war period.

    Search: northamptonshire regiment | Flickr
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  3. Roberts92

    Roberts92 Member

    Brilliant thank you, I shall await your email. :)

    Evening Rich, I did find the address for museum and have suggested to my partner we should take a visit and have a look, I wasn't aware of this site, I shall take a look now, Thank you
  4. Roberts92

    Roberts92 Member


    ⦁ 4 July 1943
    X(ii)* | Disch(discharged) 103 genhosp (Chateaudun, Algeria, Africa, general hsopital) to 4 bn(Battalion?) 11 rtd (return to duty) | v?faster?(re posted?) X(iv)* j?es 4? |

    Me, Again :) .. Does anybody recognise what this may be? to No.4? ! carry? X4 ( which I now know to be medically fit )

    Kind Regards
  5. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    It means he was posted to Number 4 Transit Camp - on being discharged from hospital - pending return to his unit.

    No idea where that camp was.

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  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Number 4 Transit Camp

    103 GH
    Then 4th Battalion 1 Infantry Reinforcement Training Depot

    No.1 Infantry Reinforcement Training Depot - location?

    103 1 itrd.JPG
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018
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  7. Roberts92

    Roberts92 Member

    oh! brilliant! Thank you Steve,

    Thank you Owen, that makes more sense, do you have any idea what the last word may be please? I see "posted x(iv) .. ?
    Kind regards
  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD


    X lists (Service Records)
  9. Roberts92

    Roberts92 Member

    Thank you dbf, I'm aware of the X(iv) or X4 depending on who wrote the entry and that it means medically fit for service,

    It's the word that follows it that I'm confused over?

    From what I can make out it reads:
    Posted to X(iv) Jes4
    but jes4 doesn't relate to anything from what I can find searching anyway, so I wondered if anyone else could decifier what it means please?

    Kind regards.
  10. Roberts92

    Roberts92 Member

  11. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    The word is "List"
    Screen Shot 2018-10-12 at 09.23.41.png

  12. Roberts92

    Roberts92 Member

    Oh dbf! What a numpty I am! Ha ha -all this different handwriting is confusing.


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