hywyn, on 04 January 2011 - 11:10 AM, said:
Croeso/Welcome to the Forum
I had a look for Williams' pension papers but could not find then (by searching the numbers) Have you an address (as shown on Ancestry) or year of birth so that I can pinpoint them and have a look to see if there is anything there that may give other clues to his RWF Battalion.
The number block 14000-14999 are not wholly 11th Battalion men but merely and indication of likely to be 11th Battalion. There are numerous instances of men from other battalions in this block (esp 10th and 1st)
Other factors that show likely to be 11th is the landing date of 5/9/1915 which is around when they landed in France before going to Salonika later on that year.
You say that you have the Medal Roll. Did you mean Medal Card? The actual Medal Roll (which are the B/... on the Card) should indicate which Battalion(s) he was with.
It might be possible to work out roughly when he transferred to the RIF but I'll leave that untill after having had a look at his papers. (It wont be because the RWF were wiped out.That didn't happen albeit some Battalions took a heavy pounding but were reinforced. Many men were transferred between Regiments for various reasons)
Which Battalion War Diary do you have?
Hywyn thank you for your reply,what I have from Ancestry is called Pensioner's Record Card I found it under Roberts Wme and it had his R I F number 29321 on it year of birth 1883 it was actually 1884 , the address was 8 Beddw St Caerau S Wales ,there were Medical reports and Medical History pages as well ,
The other items I have are is Medal Card and Rolls of Individuals entiled to medals at the top it says Royal Irish Fusiliers on one page he is listed as R W Fus 14635 Pte Roberts 5.9.15 remaks 29321 pte Class Z 7.2.19.
The other page says 29321 Pte Roberts William 11th. Welsh Fus below it says 14635 Pte 2Gn R. I r Fus 29321.
The War Diary pages have the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on it Unit 11th R Welsh Fus 22nd Div From 1.12.15 to 31.12.15. it has 4 pages but it is diffiucult to read . what I would like to know is if he was there until 1919 he enlisted on the 1/9/14. hope all this dont sound to confuseing and thank you for being interested .
Ps I could not attach the medal card as the file was to big also the medal rolls the medal card have his two numbers on it qualifying date 5-9-15 theatre of war ( 1 ) France
I have attached Medal Card & One Medal Roll entry see post below.