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Offline ojimz

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D Coy 2nd Battalion Attestation Roll 1940
« on: March 05, 2019, 02:45:19 PM »
Hi All

I am not new to this site but after many iterations of computers and ISPs I lost my login details so I am starting again.

When I was last on I was following up on my father Eric HILL, 4127699, in D Coy 2nd Battalion having started off with the 341st Machine Gun Training Centre and the 75th Reinforcement Base Depot.  At that time no one knew about these units and it appears to be the same still. However, I was sent a document headed 'Attestation Roll (ALL MEN)' and signed by J. T. F. Churchill on the 7 May 1940. In the top right is what looks like a TNA catalogue code '109A'.

Under the signature, it has a notation 'Completion of A/E at 51B'.

The document appears to be one page of a listing as it starts at HOWARTH and ends with HUGHES.

I am hoping 2 things:

1. Does anyone recognise the document,
2. What does 'Completion of A/e at 51B' mean.

I should add it has pencil notes that are a bit sad - KIA, MIA, POW and some ticks, presumably the ones that got back from Dunkirk.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Ojimz - Melbourne

Offline charlie

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Re: D Coy 2nd Battalion Attestation Roll 1940
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 05:36:50 PM »
Welcome back!
Having looked at your original post
http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=4172.msg27969#msg27969

Charlie
« Last Edit: March 06, 2019, 11:02:15 AM by charlie »

Offline ojimz

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Re: D Coy 2nd Battalion Attestation Roll 1940
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 05:50:52 AM »
Hi Charlie,

I am amazed. I tried to find it myself but it must have been archived. I really do appreciate your help. Does this mean that the men were accused of doing something wrong or is just standard military practice?

Now to do some more digging.

Ojimz

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Re: D Coy 2nd Battalion Attestation Roll 1940
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 10:51:55 AM »
Charlie,

I wonder, please, if you would care to look at Reply No. 8 dated 7th February 2010 as my eyesight is not too good, but on the form the date quoted of 7.3.40 is alongside the words "Date of Payment".     In WW2 I once had the onerous task of "paying out the hands" and, if memory serves me correctly, the word acquittance roll comes back from that occurrence.    Could the form depicted also have a connection with such payments, perhaps?  PhilipG.

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Re: D Coy 2nd Battalion Attestation Roll 1940
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 11:01:21 AM »
Philip,
I think you are right, in which case I have posted a load of rubbish. I‘ll delete it to prevent any confusion.

Charlie