Fr Tod Umptious wrote: »
''3 Co Hq Bn Army Serv C'
Ponster wrote: »
On Ancestry, I found the service records for 2 different John Beckers from Carlow but not your guy. Other references to him but nothing that you can't already find on Google. The following says that he died at 'home'.
Ireland, Casualties of World War I, 1914-1918
Birth Place: Carlow
Death Date: 1 Jun 1917
Death Location: Home
Enlistment Location: Carlow
Regiment: Royal Irish Regiment
Battalion: 3rd Battalion
3rd (Reserve) Battalion
August 1914 : in Clonmel. A training unit, it remained in UK throughout the war. Moved within a few days of declaration of war to Dublin. In September 1916 moved to Templemore (Co. Tipperary) but by the end of 1917 was back at Dublin. In April 1918 the bn moved to England and joined Irish Reserve Brigade at Larkhill.
foxmike wrote: »
Would anybody have more info on a relation of mine Thomas Berney Royal Dublin Fusillers No.20040.
No nothing about him if he even survived the war.
BigCon wrote: »
(I originally posted this in the Genealogy forum and I was redirected here)
Hi all, I had a granduncle who was supposed to have served in WW1 however I can't find any record of him having searched on findmypast.ie and ancestry.co.uk.
My father (now deceased) remembers him as being "shell shocked" which he sustained in WW1.
The details I have are:
Michael Moore, born 1885/1886 in Clorhane, Limerick (father James Moore).
He moved to Laois sometime between 1888 and 1890 (mentioning this as he may have put down Laois as his birth county).
I don't have his service number or regiment etc.
I think he died in 1956 (not sure about this).
Given the year that's in it I'd like to find out more about him.
Anyone got any ideas?
BigCon wrote: »
I found that entry alright but I couldn't prove it was him. I didn't realise it was an army training school though so there's s good possibility that's him. Where do I go from here?
johnny_doyle wrote: »
was this a teacher training college rather than an army school?
tac foley wrote: »
This could be an interesting one, for sure. It's not often we hear about sailors on the smaller combat vessels in either WW1 or 2.
BTW, the cap badge stands for HIS Majesty's etc - the king at the time was George V.
Let us know how you get on.