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Article about: Picked up today, marked twice RWF for Royal Welsh Fusiliers and with two sets of service numbers, one which has been over stamped, so I assume it was re issued. 16721 & then 36688.

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    Picked up today, marked twice RWF for Royal Welsh Fusiliers and with two sets of service numbers, one which has been over stamped, so I assume it was re issued. 16721 & then 36688.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I like marked items.

    Would it be possible to research the owner/s I wonder?

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    I like marked items.

    Would it be possible to research the owner/s I wonder?

    Cheers, Ade.
    As do I Ade. I tried a search on the London Gazette and got hits on both numbers, but none for the RWF. The crossed out number came up for 3 different people, which I have had happen previously. For 36688 I only got one hit to a Williams in the RAMC, so it might be him, but I will never know for certain, though it is a good Welsh name.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi Jerry,

    these are the only two I can link to Welsh Regiments.

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    cHEERS, tOM

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    Ps. Loates died at Salonika, 1917, but I can't see a link to RWF.

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    Actually, scrap that! I've just seen Loates service number was 36684. It was being picked up in my search of the service number as his previous No. ended 88.

    Just a thought, but could it have been re-issued after Michael's demob in 1919? That would explain why I can't find a WW1 medal index card for a RWF soldier with service no. 36688? Might have been an inter-war soldier using it? Cheers, Tom

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    Thanks Tom, CG Micheal looks to be a winner. Thanks for that, very much appreciated. The 2nd number is too short for the RWF during WWII so interwars re issue is most likely IMHO.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Elsewhere I found out that the other number was for Geoffrey Lloyd Williams 3rd Reserve Bn RWF & 2nd Garrison Bn RWF. who was discharged as no longer physically fit for war service in 18/7/16 because of Valvular Disease of the Heart (VDH), he enlisted 14/11/15 and never served overseas so had no medals and therefore no MIC. He joined up sometime after Clifford shipped out, so perhaps these were left in barracks as there was no bulling buttons at the front!
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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