Regimental Numbers 3rd Battalion 1915-1916

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Regimental Numbers 3rd Battalion 1915-1916

Postby Simon_Fielding » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:00 pm

I'm looking to expand my understanding of the service of Private John ROLLINS, 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment (27809)
Killed in action Thursday 24th August 1916. Does his service number offer any clues to his enlistment?

Researching the 75 men of the Great War Memorial of St Anne's Church, Bewdley, Worcestershire .
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Postby beardie » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:52 pm

im no expert! but my guess is sometime in 1915, by december 1914 they had reached the 20000s. by newspaper clippings on me local paper

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Postby allanp » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:15 pm

Hi Simon

I have found a reference in the Worcester Herald 30th September 1916 edition of:-

17809 Pte J. Rollins - Bewdley - Killed

The number is slightly off but this is not unusual when you see the number of casualties listed on a weekly basis. Just a typo.

Regards Allan
12631 Lance Sergt George William Hill. KIA Vimy Ridge, 28 April 1916 3rd Battalion
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