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Shiny

Lt Albert Woodger, 5th East Lancs - Record Look Up at Kew

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Shiny

Hi All,

 

I was wondering if someone has any spare time when they are at Kew if they could photograph my great great uncle's record for me?

 

His details are:

 

4/3756 Pte Albert Woodger, 1/4th Northumberland Fusiliers (also 201246), then he took a commission and became

Lt Albert Woodger, 5th Bn East Lancashire Regt.

 

His record is listed as being at Kew:

 

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C746665

 

Thanks very much for the help,

 

Michael

 

 

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Shiny

Morning All,

 

I was just wondering if I could ask about this record again. I'd really appreciate a copy if anyone is able to help me.

 

Thanks a lot,

 

Michael

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voltaire60
1 hour ago, Shiny said:

Morning All,

 

I was just wondering if I could ask about this record again. I'd really appreciate a copy if anyone is able to help me.

 

Thanks a lot,

 

Michael

 

  Should be able to do it for you- at Kew at the end of the week (God and TfL willing)  but a shopping list already- Another week on top of that-would that be too long?

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Shiny

I'd be really grateful to get a copy at all, so no it's not too long to wait at all.

 

I think it is almost 15 years since I ventured south to the big smoke so the chances of me being able to get it myself is pretty remote.

 

Thank you so much for the offer, I'll wait to hear from you.

 

Thanks again,

 

Michael

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voltaire60
11 hours ago, Shiny said:

I'd be really grateful to get a copy at all, so no it's not too long to wait at all.

 

    Can't do a copy- phone/tablet not good enough until replaced. Can do all museful information-Most officer files have a lot of duplication-it is unlikely aphysical copy would give you anything more. New tablet in about 2 weeks-send over the ifno and see if that helps

 

Pip,pip

    Mike

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Shiny

Hi Mike, 

 

Thanks a lot, I'm really not in any hurry for it.

 

If you want to wait until you are able to take pictures I'm more than happy to wait. You never know what small detail might be on there that could fit with something I have already found.

 

Michael 

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voltaire60

   Not the most informative file ever-  But bet you didnt know he served with Royal Sussex when wounded in 1918- should help with War Diary,etc

 

ALBERT WOODGER

        Short Service Attestation-   Attested  9th  December 1915

              Mobilised  24th March 1916.

              Address- 53 Croydon Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

              Occupation- Draper.     Height 5’ 3 ¼

 

Served Home 24 March 1916  to 7 July 1916

       BEF  from 8th July 1916

 

Commissioned 5th East Lancs.  31st July 1917

      His file contains an undated copy of his Territorial Force application, made when he  was with 4th Northumberland Fusiliers, D Company.  On that he is listed as 35 years old, occupation accountant-with the same address in Newcastle (Thus, served TF pre-war)

Casualty Form

27 September 1916. Wounded in neck

27 September 1916  Returned to unit

9th November 1916   To hospital

11th November 1916- Returned to unit

Served:

From 25th March 1916- 2/4 Northumberland Fusiliers

From 7th July 1916 – ¼ Northumberland Fusiliers

17th February 1917- To 2TFD (Territorial Force Depot?)

7th April  1917. To No.10 Officer Cadet Battalion. Gailles Camp

 

Medical Board:

9th May 1918- Unfit for 3 months

21st June 1918- Unfit for 3 months

2nd August 1918- Unfit for 3 months . recommended 3 weeks leave

   ( On sick leave  30th March 1918- 23rd August 1918)

 

Medical Board shield at Thetford, 14th November 1918

     He is listed 2/5th East Lancs.   Attached 5th Royal Sussex

A separate note says he was wounded  by GSW to left thigh on 21st March at Foucancourt(?)  Wound was caused by revolver shot fired by a German officer at close range-  Clean exit wound.

 

OFFICER APPLICATION

    Born 18th July 1882

    On 30th November 1917, he asked  for commission in Northumberland Fusiliers

     His Good Character signed by W. Bardlan (?), school teacher- head of St. James School, Newcastle

      Interviewed and approved for commission by Brigadier, 149 Infantry Brigade, 9th December 1917

Medical Board shield at Thetford, 14th November 1918

     He is listed 2/5th East Lancs.   Attached 5th Royal Sussex

A separate note says he was wounded  by GSW to left thigh on 21st March at Foucancourt(?)  Wound was caused by revolver shot fired by a German officer at close range-  Clean exit wound.

 

OFFICER APPLICATION

    Born 18th July 1882

    On 30th November 1917, he asked  for commission in Northumberland Fusiliers

     His Good Character signed by W. Bardlan (?), school teacher- head of St. James School, Newcastle

      Interviewed and approved for commission by Brigadier, 149 Infantry Brigade, 9th December 1917

 

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Shiny

That's great, thank you very much for looking it up for me. I'll get that into my file on him.

 

It may not seem a lot but I think it's really interesting. I had no idea about his pre war service or wounds.

 

Was there many pages in his file?

 

Thanks again, 

 

Michael 

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voltaire60
37 minutes ago, Shiny said:

That's great, thank you very much for looking it up for me. I'll get that into my file on him.

 

It may not seem a lot but I think it's really interesting. I had no idea about his pre war service or wounds.

 

Was there many pages in his file?

 

Thanks again, 

 

Michael 

 

     My pleasure- Good hunting

           Mike

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Bernard_Lewis

Well done, Voltaire60!

 

Bernard

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Shiny

Hi Mike,

 

I've just had the chance to look at your post on a computer rather than my phone and realised I had missed bits. I had no idea about the Royal Sussex and the detail you have found explaining how he got it is fantastic. Thank you so much.

 

I'd really like to see the file, if you ever happen to be there again with a camera I'd really appreciate some photos but don't worry if not. The information you have given me is fantastic.

 

Thanks again for getting this.

 

Michael

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