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Help With WWI East Yorkshire Regiment Ancestor

Postby keshling » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:54 pm

:?: I discovered from my great great uncle's marriage certifiate that in 1917 he was a private in the 5th (Cyclists) Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. The only trace I can find of him is on a website called east-yorkshire-regiment(dot co dot uk) that gives 'Service Number 225282' plus his name and rank, Private John Wesley Collins, from Hull. I can't find him on Ancestry no matter how many permutations of his name or service number I put in; nor can I find him in the National Archives, which surprises me as I read in another thread that everyone who served in WW1 got two medals.
Help please! Where am I going wrong?
Thanks in advance x
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Re: Help With WWI East Yorkshire Regiment Ancestor

Postby ColinB » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:10 pm

If you search Ancestry Military records for John Wesley Collins with no other details , the first result is a Pension record which says :

John Wesley Collins 205560 Forkshire ( sic) Regiment. Click on view original record and go forward through the images to 46799 of 68504. At the foot of this page are his enlistment details which say " 5th Cyclist Battn East Yorks Regiment " and have service number 225282 crossed through. It always pays to double check these records as there are errors and anomolies of which this appears to be an example.

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Re: Help With WWI East Yorkshire Regiment Ancestor

Postby keshling » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:39 pm

Colin B, did anyone ever tell you you're a little belter?!!!
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