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IY Quartermaster Sergeant 5 months 2 weeks ago #51071

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My gt-grandfather, Charles Edward McKenna held the rank of Quartermaster Sergeant in 6th Company 4th Batt.IY.
The only information I can find is a transcription from Findmypast.
I cannot find attestation,service or discharge records.
What I would like to know is how long would he have had to serve to reach the rank of QS.
Is there a chance that he served with another regiment before the IY and if so how would I find out.
Would be grateful for any help or advice.
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IY Quartermaster Sergeant 5 months 2 weeks ago #51073

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If there is no folio available on line, a manual search in WO128 at Kew would be the way to go, I would certainly expect it to bare fruit, although it is not a complete series, if his papers have survived, they may give you an indication of the period he attained his rank.
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IY Quartermaster Sergeant 5 months 2 weeks ago #51090

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Thanks for the assist Frank.
Living in Antrim with dodgy hips so probably wont get to Kew myself.I do have a contact in London so will ask for help. Thanks again.

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IY Quartermaster Sergeant 5 months 2 weeks ago #51097

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Hello Bemac

FmP should have his IY papers - series WO 128. For many years I have suspected they are missing papers for some reason, despite asking FmP have failed to come up with a reason or a solution.

Handily FmP provide a browse function and they are missing, at least, boxes 94-98 of IY service papers. Your GGF's number is 30564, which is in box 95.

This screen shot is from The National Archives website showing the box number (piece) for service number 30564:



and this from FmP showing theyt jump from box (piece) 93 to box 99:



Before you pay for a researcher Kew ask FmP where the service papers for WO128/95 are.

In my experience senior NCOs in the IY had previous regular experience or considerable Yeomanry experience. Have tried to search for any military papers on FmP using birth year etc..?

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