Good afternoon Brigadier General,
Many thanks for the reply, I've added a fellow enthusiats resonse in case you have not seen it and my own reply.
I can not find an R Clark with either number in my book ,'The East Yorkshire Regiment in the Great War 1914-1918'. In the back of the book it lists,by battalion, all those who served with the Regiment during the Great War.
The 3rd battalion were based in England and were responsible for recruiting and training men for the front.
If i can assist you any further let me know,
Hi Anthony, many thanks for your news as I'm now at a loss as to what to say, save that Richard Clark was born in my home town Bridlington in 1886, brother to my late gran Minnie. I have a picture of him taken from the local paper the Bridlington Free Press saying private Richard Clark, 3rd East Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mrs Clark, 55 West St, Bridlington.He really is a mystery, I know he survived the war and died in Birmingham 07/11/1970 as I'm in touch with one of his distant relatives in the Stoke area.I sent the picture to this relative who in-turn showed it to her mother-in -law who was one of his children and on seeing it she cried and let me know how very grateful she was. Apparently she realised it was her dad immediately. I'm also researching Richards brother William (acting coporal 13734)of the same regiment who succumbed to a snipers bullet 04/01/16, I've visited his grave at Dickiebusch New Military Cemetery but struggling to find where he actually was when in the line the day he was shot, any ideas as I'd really like to visit and get as close as I can to the actual place.[
IPT, on 30 April 2012 - 03:05 PM, said:
No, the medal cards mean that both men went abroad. If you didn't go abroad, you had no medal card.
For all I know, the 3/ prefix means that 3/6501 started out in the 3rd and was then drafted into the 6th.
However, i'm completely out of my depth here and am hoping for an East Yorks expert to come and sort it out!