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Phil Wood

Derby Scheme or Conscripted?

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kenf48
31 minutes ago, Phil Wood said:

 

Craig's calculator is a useful tool (I use it often - thanks Craig), but it won't help in this instance as there was a minimum gratuity for up to a year's service - so the gratuity cannot be used to distinguish between 1 and 12 months service.

 

True, but your original thread has been piggy backed.  We don't know when the artilleryman referred to in post 23, enlisted.

It may be less than 12 months, or more.

 

Ken

 

 

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Phil Wood
18 minutes ago, kenf48 said:

 

True, but your original thread has been piggy backed.  We don't know when the artilleryman referred to in post 23, enlisted.

It may be less than 12 months, or more.

 

Ken

 

Yes, but your advice was to (and quoted) Duncan: 

 

4 hours ago, duncanharrington said:

... My relative died on the Somme on 27 September 1916 and I was uncertain whether he volunteered at the last moment before voluntary enlistment was ended on 27 January 1916, or waited to be called-up. ...

 

Derby Scheme or conscript - he had less than 12 months service. Unless Duncan is mistaken and he volunteered earlier.

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