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Old 17-01-18, 05:37 PM
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Can anyone identify the regiment in the attached photo of my grandfather who enlisted during WW1?

He was from Surrey but lived in Sussex.

With many thanks for any help.

Andrew Newland.
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Old 17-01-18, 08:46 PM
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Hello Andrew, your account is active and open for posts.
To get things started, the cap badge appears to be that of the Royal Ordnance Corps, 1919 pattern.
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Old 17-01-18, 08:55 PM
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He looks like a Driver with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

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Old 17-01-18, 09:00 PM
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Royal Army Ordnance Corps, they became Royal in 1918 as far as I remember.

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Old 17-01-18, 09:09 PM
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Andrew

If you supply his full name and date of birth we can look up his MIC and Attestation papers if they still exist.

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Old 17-01-18, 09:19 PM
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Welcome to the Forum Andrew, this cap badge was adopted & Sealed in November 1918, but first issued in 1920-1921.

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Old 17-01-18, 10:49 PM
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Thank you to everyone for identifying the cap badge as the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. That's a marvelously quick response. His name was Walter Herbert Newland, date of birth 7 March 1885.
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Old 17-01-18, 11:01 PM
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Post 1919 Royal Army Ordnance Corps. He wears the trade badge of a wheelwright on his right sleeve above his Lance-Corporal's rank chevron, two overseas service chevrons on his lower right sleeve and medal ribbons for the British War Medal and the Victory Medlal.
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Old 17-01-18, 11:28 PM
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Thank you for all that information. I know he was posted to Palestine so that fits.
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Old 18-01-18, 09:23 AM
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Medal Index Card.
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Old 18-01-18, 10:03 AM
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High Wood,

Passed what I found via PM, which was not much apart from his MIC and Medal Rolls with a disembodiment date in 1919. Had no luck with Attestation Form, did you find him?

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Old 18-01-18, 11:53 AM
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Thank you for that and for your searches. I did find the Medal Index Card record on Ancestry last night. It was a great help to know his regiment. Now of course I can see AOC on the shoulder of his uniform. No further information at present.
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