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william barrell R.E driver? 2 years 7 months ago #48000

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Hi.
I have the w.w.1 medals of 88332 William Barrell R.A
I have been told he was in the R.E in 1902 Boer War
My information is he served in 3 wars Boer war -w.w1 -then in w.w.2 Home guard.
Has anyone any idea about his service in 1902
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william barrell R.E driver? 2 years 7 months ago #48005

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Dave,

There was 347 Driver W Barrell who served in the REs during the Boer War. He served in A Pontoon Troop and was invalided 28 June 1900.

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william barrell R.E driver? 2 years 7 months ago #48006

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Dave,

Forget that. That W Barrell is Walter from Stowmarket, Suffolk, so not your man.

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william barrell R.E driver? 2 years 7 months ago #48007

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Dave,

There are papers for your W Barrell available from the National Archives of FindmyPast:

Barrell William 1914 British Army Service Records Dorstone, Herefordshire, England
Barrell William 1914 British Army Service Records Bacton, Herefordshire, England

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william barrell R.E driver? 2 years 7 months ago #48008

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DAVID.
I thought her served about 1902,Wikki tree shows him as a Driver in R. E , Cause they could be wrong
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Dave,

I think the 347 is Walter not William Barrell.

If you can access his service papers, that should tell you his prior service.

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