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Potential new LS: Tom BAGSHAW 7575414 Lance Corpl.R.A.O.C

.Absent Voters List autumn 1921

Got to admit that given the date and a seven digit # starting with '75' I suspect a post-war soldier, at least at this date

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  • R Bagshaw commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, I do think it is the same man. An excellent spot by you! Always good to have a fresh set of eyes look at things. :-) I did know about the post-war "75" digit service numbers but the GWF is a great place to help research :-) Thank you. :-) :-)

  • Jane Dickson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I do think 1921 is rather too late as the only evidence from which to create a new life story, but if you check and look at the Absent Vote List entry for that Thomas Bagshaw, you will find a man of the same name at the same address whose service progressed from the Northumberland Fusiliers via the Labour Corps to the RAOC, in which he was a Lance Corporal. I have found the following snippet on
    "Seven-figure numbers were introduced in about 1921-22 to be unique across the Army. Each regiment or corps was allocated its own block of numbers, RAOC numbers all beginning 75."
    In other words, Thomas Bagshaw #S/10188 could well have become Thomas Bagshaw #7575414. Do you agree he is likely to be the right man?
    Best wishes

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