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MOWI

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Royal Field Artillery Paul Winterbottom
« on: November 02, 2008, 01:43:07 PM »
On Ancestry I have come up with a soldier in WW1 that might have been an ancestor of mine.Is there any way I could find out his address at the time of entering and leaveing the army.
His name was Paul Winterbottom Royal Field Artillery,Royal Engineers,Royal Engineers, numbers 43424,299109,WR/350387.
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Re: Royal Field Artillery Paul Winterbottom
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008, 04:34:23 PM »
hiya mowi.
his address after the war,was 706 anador st,los angeles,USA.
he landed in france,on 18-10-1915
awarded a silver war badge

mack ;D

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Re: Royal Field Artillery Paul Winterbottom
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 09:31:29 AM »
Hi mowi and a Warm Welcome to our Forum  ;D

Here is his MIC.  Did he have an association with Manchester?

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Re: Royal Field Artillery Paul Winterbottom
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008, 09:37:40 AM »
Hi
Thank you for the two prompt replies.
The Paul Winterbottom I am hoping this is was born in Dukinfield in 1878.I have him with his family in the 1891 and 1901 census in Dukinfield.As I can't find a death for him in England I started to look at this army record with the American conection,but my Paul would have been 36 in 1914,would 36 not have been to old to join the army?.
Regards Mowi.

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Re: Royal Field Artillery Paul Winterbottom
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2008, 11:23:18 AM »
Hi again Mowi !

He almost certainly volunteered for service (because he joined up so early in the war) and 36 was not too old.  He may have had specialist knowledge on a certain subject.  Do you know what his profession was prior to his enlistment?

His MIC shows that after being with the RFA he was transfered to the Royal Engineers and later specifically to the Waterways and Railways operating company.  That's what the "WR" before his final number refers to.  You might be interested in this http://www.remuseum.org.uk/

Wendi  :)
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