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Soldiers movements and embarkation 1914/18

Postby vicaterry » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:07 pm

My Father, Alfred Hector Terry, Born Coventry 1900, enlisted in 1918 and was sent to Catterick for basic training, having been attached to the 51st Royal Devonshire Regt. His Mother wrote to him at Suffield Park, nr. Cromer and my next Proven appearance is in Cologne when he attained his Third Class Cert of Education signed by Capt FWClover GHQ Rhine Army on 15 July 1919. He wore crossed signal flags on his sleeves so was attached, I presume to signals.

My QUESTION is:- How did he get from Norfolk to Cologne? From where and by what means was his Embarkation carried out and by what means did he get to Cologne and from which continental port.

Are there Lists, Maps and /or Pictures of likely answers to these queries
THANK YOU
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Re: Soldiers movements and embarkation 1914/18

Postby loiseau22 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:19 am

During World War I, most soldiers travelled on troopships from Folkestone across to Boulogne, and then by train. I imagine this would still be a likely route for the period you are looking for.

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Re: Soldiers movements and embarkation 1914/18

Postby Annie08 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:03 pm

Hi,
My great grand uncle travelling from Kent went across to France via Portsmouth, which is another route for you. I got this information from War Diaries relating to the regiment my great grand uncle was attached to at Kew, however since then the on-line catalogue is available, so you may wish to check those out via the TNA web-site. Hope that helps.

Kind regards

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Re: Soldiers movements and embarkation 1914/18

Postby vicaterry » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:01 pm

Hi Angela & annie08
Both replies VERY helpful I will try and work out if they fit .
THANK YOU
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