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George Lamb Pte 2841
« on: May 07, 2008, 09:15:26 AM »
Looking for info on my grandfather

Medal card shows as below

Name            Corps            Rank              Regt No
Lamb             Manch.R        PTE               2841
George           Ramc                                1978

I've been told that the Manch.R no. of 2841 is a very early no. could this possibly mean he could have been in the territorials? How will I find more information on george Lamb?

Any info much appreciated

Thanks
Mojo
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Re: George Lamb Pte 2841
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 09:21:41 AM »
hello Mojo

and welcome to the group

the block of service numbers 1-9999 were used by the territorials ( and also the regulars) so there is a good chance that he was a territorial soldier

let's see what we can find out about George

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Re: George Lamb Pte 2841
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008, 09:44:03 AM »




he was indeed a territorial, he went to Gallipoli on the 11th September 1915. so he would have been a replacement rather one of the original terriers, possibly he was underage when they first went out to the middle east or he was recruited later

we know from this he was in the 42nd Division  (http://www.1914-1918.net/42div.htm

but it doesn't tell us which battalion he was in

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Re: George Lamb Pte 2841
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 04:01:53 PM »
Hello Chris,  Thanks for your reply to my query.Is it possible to find out when he first joined the territorials(i.e.the year)? Also why would he change from the Manchester Regt.to the RAMC? As a terrier would he have been in the war from day one,or would he have been a part time soldier doing his own job as well? He was 34yrs.old when war broke out,married with four children,so I wondered if he joined the terriers for extra money.Ive been to the National Archives but could'nt find anything on him.                                                                                         Regards Mojo

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Re: George Lamb Pte 2841
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 04:35:51 PM »
MO.
what area of manchester did he live in,at the time.

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Re: George Lamb Pte 2841
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 04:44:08 PM »
i'm afraid we can't find out a lot more from his medal card without another visit to the NA and i am not convinced we'd find out a lot more anyway

the references on the card are to the RAMC medal roll, which we do not have, but i think we might only end up knowing which battalion he served in

was he in the war from day one, without his service record, we can only guess

if he was 34 he was towards the top end of the territorials age limit for prior to the war, he served in 1915 so i suspect he was already in and was held back and then sent as a replacement for the battalions which suffered badly in gallipolli

why did he join the RAMC, i imagine he must have shown some skills there, it's possible he was wounded or sick and was just sent to them

would he have joined for the extra money, quite possibly or maybe the chance to get away from the kids for 2 weeks a year! ;D

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Re: George Lamb Pte 2841
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2008, 05:02:43 PM »
isnt the date on his MIC,the date the 42nd div sailed for gallipoli,the medical units that sailed with them,were the east lancs field ambulance,he may have boarded the troopship with the manchesters,and transferred to the RAMC enroute.

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Re: George Lamb Pte 2841
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2008, 12:49:39 PM »
MO.
what area of manchester did he live in,at the time.

mack
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  Hello Mack, 
                  He lived in Ancoats I think, although at some stage he lived in Ardwick . Thanks Mo     

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Re: George Lamb Pte 2841
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2008, 07:02:00 PM »
isnt the date on his MIC,the date the 42nd div sailed for gallipoli,the medical units that sailed with them,were the east lancs field ambulance,he may have boarded the troopship with the manchesters,and transferred to the RAMC enroute.

mack

no the 42nd div arrived at the beginning of may
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Re: George Lamb Pte 2841
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2008, 07:03:21 PM »
                               

  Hello Mack, 
                  He lived in Ancoats I think, although at some stage he lived in Ardwick . Thanks Mo     

probably we are looking at the 6th, 7th or 8th battalion then
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