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Savine Rifle brigade

bushy

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Try to find a bit more information on my wifes grandfather
Robert Ernest SAVINE
I have his medal card, no other war records found

(A) 2/rif Brig, Pte, 6/9894
(B) 595/Labour corps 343936
Qualifying Date 7-11-14
WS/5/2713

I know there were a lot of rifle brigades but would his service number help to find what rifle brigade he served under
According to the father inlaw he had a large stomach wound scar and was surpose to be a sniper

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Hio Bushy,

Not your fella, but the name Savine popped up here. Maybe a rellie.

CWGC.

Name: SAVINE, HUBERT JOHN
Initials: H J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "A" Bty. 88th Bde.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 15/04/1918
Service No: 133077
Additional information: Son of John and Eliza Savine, of Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. A. 1.
Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY


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Hi there Bushy, It could be possible that he was in 2nd Battalion/ Rifle Brigade. If so it shows that the 2nd Battalion was attached to the 8 Div of the British Army. Here is 2 links that will give information where and which battles they fought in the great war.

http://www.1914-1918.net/rb.htm
http://www.1914-1918.net/8div.htm

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Thanks Braveheart , been all through that site
Got his brother's war records and even his uncles records
But his don't seem to have survived
In 1911 Census he was in Woolwich
War records are either extremely good or non existent, dam those fires in WW2
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