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stillicho   
stillicho

You really have your work cut out with this one,

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''../6/16'', ''Private'' - I think I see 'rifle' in there?

 

The '1918' is from the below charge by the way, and the place was West Hartlepool. The rest,

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Well ''3 days c/b'' I understand!

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CGM   
CGM

A few suggestions for consideration...............

 

Hesitating to obey an order when

told to stand/attend to his rifle--------

------------- to Billet.

 

CGM

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madgarry   
madgarry

CB could be confined to barracks

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Liz in Eastbourne   
Liz in Eastbourne

Agree with CGM - also 'at the ? prior to return to Billet'.

I think it's 'stand', not 'attend'.

Date of offence 23/6/16?  Punishment  clearly awarded 26/6/16.

 

Liz

Edited by Liz in Eastbourne

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SiegeGunner   
SiegeGunner

"Hesitating to obey an order when told to stand to his rifle at the trenches (?) prior to return to Billet."?

 

If it is indeed 'trenches', then presumably practice trenches on a training ground.

 

Mick

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Liz in Eastbourne   
Liz in Eastbourne

Oh yes.  Couldn't see it before but I think that's clearly 'trenches'.

 

Liz

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stillicho   
stillicho

You people are good - extremely good. Thanks so much.

 

I suppose you get better at these things the more old handwriting examples you look at but I'm useless. Is it just me or is handwriting far more flamboyant from 1914-18?

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Liz in Eastbourne   
Liz in Eastbourne
On 9/13/2017 at 00:22, stillicho said:

You people are good - extremely good. Thanks so much.

 

I suppose you get better at these things the more old handwriting examples you look at but I'm useless. Is it just me or is handwriting far more flamboyant from 1914-18?

 

It helps if you learned to write in a style that was basically the same as this, as I did in the 1950s (though I later changed to italic).  It wasn't quite copperplate, but nearly - much more joined up than italic (in this case some words look joined together), and certain letters were differently formed such as the f and r, and that initial H is a good example, with its centre bar connecting with the next letter.  It is more difficult because it's scanned of course.  There's a lot of variation in the handwriting of the time but you do get used to looking at it.  German is a different matter for most of us....we call in the experts on the forum for that.

 

Liz

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