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Jenny Francis

Help with 'The Buffs' enlistment date

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I wonder if anyone can help me with information about my Great Uncle 'Albert Harry Sargent' who served in WW1. As far as I know he signed up in Northampton to The Buffs( East Kent) regiment( reg no.11200 ) & then transferred to the 10th Pioneer Battalion of The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry(reg no.34521)about November 1916. He was killed on 23/24th October 1917 at Ypres, & is buried in Duhallow Cemetery, Ypres. I wondered if anyone could help me to find the actual date when he first signed up to The Buffs, so I could have a clearer idea of where he fought before November 1916.

 

Thank you,  from Jenny Francis  
 

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ID: 2   Posted (edited)

hi

seems he had a delayed start

First name(s) Albert Harry
Last name Sargent
Age 28
Birth year 1888
Hearing year 1916
Occupation Farmer
Residence Barby
Appeal number 369
Reason for appeal To run his farm and look after parents
Decision date 11 May 1916
Outcome Dismissed
Notes Was granted two months exemption 17 April 1916 to dispose of his stock. Has 7 brothers to help look after parents
Document ordering http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/community/archives/pages/default.aspx
Archive Northamptonshire Record Office
Box number X180b
County Northamptonshire
Country England
Record set Northamptonshire Military Tribunals 1916-1918
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory First World War
Collections from Great Britain

 

note: on 1911 census occupation given as general labourer

 

Edited by jonbem
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then KIA as you noted

First name(s) Albert Harry
Last name Sargent
Service number 34521
Rank Private
Regiment Duke Of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Battalion 10th Battalion.
Birth place Barby, Northants
Residence Barby
Enlistment place Northampton
Death year 1917
Death day 24
Death month 10
Cause of death Killed in action
Death place France & Flanders
Theatre of war Western European Theatre
Supplementary Notes FORMERLY 11200, THE BUFFS.
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory First World War
Collections from Great Britain

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As indicated in jonbem's first post, he enlisted in June 1916 - as evidenced by the war gratuity of £5 10s in his Soldiers' Effects record.

Also the service record of Gerald Harper #11191 has his attestment date on 10.06.16 and he was posted on 15.06.16 to the 3rd Buffs.

 

Mike

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Thank you  so very much for all of your help. How would I find out which battalion of the Buffs he was in, & if he saw action before he transferred to DOCLI  in November 1916. Thanks, Jenny 

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Extrapolating from Harper in the previous post I would suggest he trained in the U.K. With the 3rd (Reserve) Bn. of the Buffs, before being posted overseas to the DCLI.

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Thank you,

Jenny 

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