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Surrey Yeomanry - James A Robertson

philrobenn

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Hi
I'm hoping that someone maybe able to help me with the following:

I'm currently researching James Anthony Robertson born in June 23rd, 1873 in Edinburgh, Scotland. There is a mention on his application for appointment to a commission in the Territorial Force (Army Form E 536) that he was at the time (11th May 1910) still serving as a Squadron Sergeant Major with the Surrey Yeomanry. I would like to know where I would go to obtain his attestation papers for the Surrey Yeomanry as it just may prove or disprove whether or not he was present or had been in the Boer War. I think that the Surrey Yeomanry was a Territorial Unit at the time.
With his military papers (which I acquired through the archives) as he was in the RASC 1st London Division, 3rd London Brigade Co, through World War 1 as a 2nd Lieutenant, Captain, Temporary Major, Major. His Service number is 9/ASC/904, could someone please let me know what the 9 stands for. Other entries that I have seen for other soldiers usually have a lettering there instead.
I look forward to any suggestions in due course.

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28x James Robertson born UK served in Boer War - not one with middle name Anthony.

Surname, 1st name/initials, Number, Rank, date of enlistment, date of discharge, former unit (if stated), Remarks.

No ages, no places of birth.

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James Anthony Robertson
1873–1960
Birth 23 JUNE 1873 • Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death 13 JULY 1960 • Carshalton, Surrey, England

No army records mentioned

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1939 reg.
 James A Robertson 23 Jun 1873 Textile Agent 
Sarah A Robertson 01 Aug 1879 Unpaid Domestic Duties 
 Constance E Robertson 05 Dec 1908 School Teacher


42 Boundary Road , Carshalton U.D., Surrey, England

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http://www.steppingforwardlondon.org/record-of-events.html

Military Records ,are they not held at Kew

https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/search

James Anthony
Last name Robertson
RankC aptain
Regiment
Year 1910-21
Archive The National Archives
Archive reference WO 374/58252
Series WO 374
Series description Wo 374 - Officers' Services, First World War, Personal Files
Record set British Army Service Records
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Service Records
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James Anthony
Last name Robertson
Year 1914-20
Service number
Rank
Captain Temporary Major,Major
Second rank Major
Regiment Royal Army Service Corps
Second corps
Royal Army Service Corps
Service record
Rank: Captain Temporary Major, Corps: Royal Army Service Corps
Second service record
Rank: Major, Corps: Royal Army Service Corps
Image linkhttp://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D4902170
CountryGreat Britain
Medal typeBritish Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
Archive referenceWO372/17
Archive reference descriptionCampaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
Record setBritain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards
CategoryMilitary, armed forces & conflict
SubcategoryMedal rolls and honours
Collections fromGreat Britain, UK None
 

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http://www.steppingforwardlondon.org/record-of-events.html

Military Records ,are they not held at Kew

https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/search

James Anthony
Last name Robertson
RankC aptain
Regiment
Year 1910-21
Archive The National Archives
Archive reference WO 374/58252
Series WO 374
Series description Wo 374 - Officers' Services, First World War, Personal Files
Record set British Army Service Records
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Service Records
Collections from Great Britain, UK None
Hi
I'm in possession of the above file from the archives and his medical application for the ASC says that he was a Sergeant Major/Major in the Surrey Yeomanry. It covers from the period mentioned but no mention of his joining date with the Surrey Yeomanry. Many thanks
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James Anthony
Last name Robertson
Year 1914-20
Service number
Rank
Captain Temporary Major,Major
Second rank Major
Regiment Royal Army Service Corps
Second corps
Royal Army Service Corps
Service record
Rank: Captain Temporary Major, Corps: Royal Army Service Corps
Second service record
Rank: Major, Corps: Royal Army Service Corps
Image linkhttp://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D4902170
CountryGreat Britain
Medal typeBritish Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
Archive referenceWO372/17
Archive reference descriptionCampaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
Record setBritain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards
CategoryMilitary, armed forces & conflict
SubcategoryMedal rolls and honours
Collections fromGreat Britain, UK None
Hi
I also have his Medal Card as mentioned above. Many thanks
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1939 reg.
 James A Robertson 23 Jun 1873 Textile Agent 
Sarah A Robertson 01 Aug 1879 Unpaid Domestic Duties 
 Constance E Robertson 05 Dec 1908 School Teacher


42 Boundary Road , Carshalton U.D., Surrey, England

Ellie
Hi Ellie
I also have the above on his as well, many thanks
Phil
 

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