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Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:15 pm
I'm looking at an ancestors WW1 Army Service Record & Attestation form & the regiment name given is RLM LKB & 4th Somerset LI (Light Infantry) the form also mentions Territorial Force - foreign service.
Can anyone help with the name of the Regiment?
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:56 pm
Can you please tell us the name of your ancestor as other records might shed light on the abbreviations.
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:47 am
My ancestors name is Robert Lever March b 21 Sep 1894 in Pylle, Somerset; died in 1965.
The attestation was signed 9 Nov 1914 at Bath.
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:03 am
I have searched four Internet sites which deal with British military abbreviations and there is nothing for the collection of letters you have stated.
I can offer the following, although they are only speculative.
I found The King's [Liverpool Regiment] active during WW1.
For RLM, perhaps the 'R' is regiment, the 'L' Liverpool, or the 'M' military?
Hope it gives you some ideas.
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:42 am
Certainly food for thought & thanks for that; I'm too stuck BUT what about the Somerset LI connection which fits much better with his residence & signing up at Bath?
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:49 am
I've just looked at the record on ancestry. Surely the R L M stands for Robert Lever March and L K B for L K Bunting who countersigned the document ? I don't think it has anything to do with a regiment ! Or am I being really stupid ?
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:57 am
I'm sure you are correct - its me who is being stupid!
Thanks for your input.
Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:04 am
I've never come across documents being initialled in this way and can't immediately see any other examples but it does seem to fit.
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