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Training Regiments

Discussion in 'More resources' started by Carla, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Carla

    Carla LostCousins Star

    My grandfather was too old to see active service in WW2. I have been searching for ages for his WW1 records to no avail, although i know he was in the Royal Artillery. Just before Christmas, in a chance conversation with my father, he mentioned that my grandfather's WW2 details were on my aunts birth certificate in 1939. Well why didn't i think of looking on that? I am hoping to link the details with possible WW1 regiments but that is rather unlikely to happen, i know.
    Anyway i have found out the details state his name as J C Martin Bombardier Training Reg Royal Artillery, His number is 1050666 but the first 6 may be a 5 as the certificate is folded and the number is faded!! He was 41. I have also been told that he served at Bovington, near Lulworth in Dorset, but i have no proof this is true, as yet.
    By 1943 when his son was born he was a Sign Writer and not in the training regiment any more.

    This got me interested in Training regiments and i found a few sites that have helped me to understand what they did and why they were created




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