Friday, 11 June 2021
Thursday, 10 June 2021
A story on the BBC website caught my eye about a soldier whose family had no army records for him. The “Eureka” moment came after closely studying the 2nd photo and realising he had ribbons for all three WW1 medals so this narrowed him down and after contacting the historical disclosures section of the MOD they found out that he enlisted into the RWF on 20 September 1914, and entered France a year later on 27 September 1915 with the 10th Battalion. Read all the story here:
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
From the photograph album belonging to LT CE Shillington 1/6th RWF. He enlisted into 16th R.W.F 11/12/14. He served in the ranks before being commissioned 1st March, 1917; Intelligence officer 1/6 R.W.F. from 7th July, 1917 to 16th April, 1918 in Egypt, Gaza & Palestine.