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Search beyond the obvious …

I was searching today through the British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920, on Ancestry in an effort to find information of my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, William FAGG, born 1882 in Kingston, near Canterbury. The index indicated that I would find 3 images for him. I thought I’d tried my luck and click forward one more page …

To my surprise, I found a further seventeen images, indicating that he enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery Reserves for the duration of WWI (having already served the R.G.A between 1899 and 1907), but later re-enlisted in 1919, for one year at the age of 37, into the Royal Engineers (Inland Waterways & Docks) within weeks of being demobbed.

William’s military records also suggested that his brother George served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and his brother James served in the Navy. He was also living with his (as yet undetermined) sister Miss ‘A’ FAGG in Ramsgate during the period around the First World War. I now have two more brothers’ records to locate, and a sister (at least) to find!

Seek and ye shall find … !

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