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Hello To All And My First Question

Hello to all,

My name is Mark and I have just joined. I live in Oxfordshire and have a particular passion for the Battle of The Somme.

I am currently researching a family member. An uncle of my Grandmothers who saw service in the first world war.This brings me to my first question and I was wondering if any of you guys out there will be able to help me out a little.

He was Corporal George Hale M2/139218 ASC Before he enlisted he was a head coachman at a large country house in a place called Box close to Bath in wiltshire.

I unfortunately have very limited information on his army service,but what little I have I will reiterate here.He was one of the fortunate ones who made it through the war and came back.

Firstly his papers were burnt in the blitz but I do have his M.I.D. card. I know he was a driver in mechanised transport due to the prefix M in front of his army number. I also know that the 2 after it denotes that he was one of Kitcheners New Army Volunteers.

I would love to know where he was during the war in France,what unit he was with and what he was driving. I have asked numerous questions on The Long Long Trail,but no body has been able to throw any more light on my research. Having seen the thread on here about another driver on this forum I thought I would join and see if any of you guys can help me out a bit.

I hope you don't mind a long rambling first post from me and I look forward to being a part of the forum and to try and help any of you guys in the future.

Thanks in advance for any help

Regards Mark/Mametz

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