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From: "JamesEllis" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] why would someone in London join the Devon Regiment in 1914 war
Date: Sun, 4 May 2003 22:12:47 +0100
Forgive me asking ,but do you have evidence that he "joined" or enlisted
with the Devon Regiment.?? You see one of my Surrey boys was killed at the
Battle of Arras as a member of the Northumberland Fusiliers.I asked the
similar question to later find that he enlisted in the Hampshire
Regimentand was later transferred to the North Fus.
Apparently this was common practice as the Regiments at the front were
taking heavy casualties and replacements were needed.
This is just one option.
Looking for BOORER.
BOORER/BORER One Name Study
I use Archive CD Books in my research
----- Original Message -----
From: "Angela Cooke" <>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 9:28 PM
Subject: [Lon] why would someone in London join the Devon Regiment in 1914
| I do hope this isn't a silly question, but could someone tell me how in
the 1914-18 war did a guy decide which regiment to join.
| My ancestor William G Challis, who lived in Chelsea, joined the 2nd Bat.
Devon Regiment, and subsequently died 1st July 1916 in one of the Battles of
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