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Old 19-03-20, 06:49 PM
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Default Corona:Things to while away the time.

Greetings all.

ďWhat are you doing?Ē people ask me, to fill in the hours whilst stuck at home.

Sustained by a stock of Guinness, Old Speckled Hen and Red Wine, Iím working my through The Ancestry site records and compiling lists of the following:

Enlistment dates for all Essex Regiment soldiers I can find, (mainly from the SWB lists), who enlisted no later than 11.11.18.

Names of Essex Regiment men issued with the Territorial Force War Medal.

Names of 19th London men issued with the TFWM.

I had previously compiled the list for enlistment dates for 19th London, again from SWB lists and there are a lot of pages to scour.

Should keep me occupied for a while.

What are you doing?

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Old 19-03-20, 07:44 PM
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Brian, how much is it for the ancestry package nowadays ?
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Old 19-03-20, 07:47 PM
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If my place of employment is forced to close I'll be looking for work elsewhere. Much as I'd like to spend the time getting collections in order I can ill afford to lose a week or more's pay. If I'm not able to find another income then Plan B will be to sort my Customs buttons, and prepare my spare badges etc. for sale/swap.

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Old 19-03-20, 11:16 PM
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Andy, I'm not sure of the fee; I'm paying by direct debit, but I suspect it's a little over £100 per annum.

However, I'm certainly getting my money's worth this year.

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Brian
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Old 20-03-20, 01:03 AM
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Hi Brian,

I had been doing something similar for Essex Yeo enlistment for 1901 - 1918. If you need any info in that space give me a shout!

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Old 20-03-20, 09:21 AM
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My business has had to close. So my wife thoughtfully bought in loads of paint, Sandpaper ETC so I can redecorate the hallway and bedroom.
I also intend to create an album and put up some more items for discussion.
I need to improve my photography skills.
I am putting together three sets of infantry of the line, Victorian. 1902 - 1922 and post 1922. Have very nearly completed post 1922.
Have already made up boards too display these sets so will start putting badges on boards.
To be truthful I do need something to take my mind off my business worries.
Look forward to looking/ reading new posts on the forum, itís one of the things I am doing to take my mind off other things.
Wishing all members the very best in these turbulent times.
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Old 20-03-20, 01:58 PM
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Here in France, with lockdown, we are basically confined to barracks.

Currently home schooling my daughter, I am rapidly discovering how much I don't know, and my wife is rapidly discovering how annoying I am.

cheers, Tim

PS, no toilet paper in the supermarket, but no issue with the red wine supply, so could be worse...
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Choice between loo paper and red wine........no brainier!
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I can link to my museum so am writing about Roman coins.
Otherwise, I'm researching the 123 Coy MGC
Also writing about London theatres.
Also studying badges (particularly verifying LPL Pals)
Oh - and apparently painting the spare room....
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Whilst the idea of self-isolation is a very sensible one, it does cause time to drag as one looks longingly out of the window. Sunday, I painted the inside of the airing cupboard; Monday,I painted the cupboard under the stairs (emulsion and gloss); today, I found myself contemplating the garden shed! The cat has decided that a strategic withdrawal was in order when it saw me reach for a paintbrush....ah well..back to the jigsaw puzzle.
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I am working from home. Remote teaching is weird... Also trying to agree on baby names... difficult...
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I am working from home. Remote teaching is weird... Also trying to agree on baby names... difficult...
How about Covid for a boy and Corone for a girl?
Sorry, only joking

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Old 24-03-20, 08:52 PM
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Hi Brian
Ref. your Essex Regt.info. compiling this is a picture of my step fathers grandfather 17464 Pte. Richard Robert Smith 13th Bn. Essex Regt. who was killed 09/08/1916 and is on the Thiepval Memorial. Don't know if he was a terrier you will know from his number.
During this present crisis
I am brushing up on E&E skills but not successfully she keeps finding me.
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Being still at work, makes the day fly by. Patrolled the woods and saw wrens, long tailed tits, robins, great spotted woodpeckers, field mice...all sorts. Even found another badger skull to add to the educational pile.
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Greetings Arty

As is the case with many regiments I suspect, enlistment numbers arenít always in date of joining order; Essex being a good example, as I have discovered.

There are many instances of soldiers joining in 1919 and being given four figure numbers, which it seems became vacant after the original holder left the army or was killed perhaps.

Many others have joining dates completely out of sequence with adjoining numbers.

However, 17456 Essex Regiment enlisted on 20.1.15, 17468 enlisted 20.1.15; this man was definitely 13th Battalion.

As you have probably discovered for yourself, Richard Smith also enlisted on 20.1.15; which does show that some numbers in blocks were assigned to individual battalions.

They werenít Territorials, being formed in December 1914, they were one of the Service Battalions; officially they were The 13th Battalion and unofficially The West Ham Pals recruiting mainly from West Ham supporters and all their mates in East London.

And Iím still at it, plodding through the volumes, just over 3,500 men at the moment.

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