Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:30 PM
Thank you very much Tom, that is really informative. And shows very clearly where both battalions were at that time. I cannot work out what the chap I am researching was doing as he appears from his service record to have been posted to 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regt, but never outside UK from Sept 1919 to Dec 1920
1919 Sep 25. Jeremiah O'Callaghan returned to Ireland along with Michael Keogh. His record shows that he rejoined the British Army as he has a new service number 7109404 in Royal Irish Regiment (compare Keogh's new number of 7109370)
1920 Jan 1. Posted to 1st Battalion Royal Irish. He continued to serve in the British Army until Dec 1920. The 1st Battalion was at Jellalabad Barracks, Tidworth at that time.
1920 Jan 29 The 1st battalion arrived at Ohligs, Allenstein, Silesia. They were quartered at Foot Artillery Barracks, Allenstein. They were at Allenstein for the rest of his time in the army, and did not move till 1921. I am unsure, given his service record says UK posting during this period, as to where he was stationed after the battalion left for Silesia
1920 Jul 19. Sentenced to 7 days detention for drunkeness and for striking an NCO. At Chilseldon Barracks, Swindon. It is difficult to see where he was stationed and why. He seems never to have gone outside UK in this period, but 1st Battalion were in Silesia from Jan 1920 and 2nd Battaion were in India from Jan 1920.
1920 Dec 16. Leaves the Army "on expiration of his period of army service" and becomes an Army Reservist. His character during his servive with the colours is described as "fair" and "an honest, hardworking intelligent man"