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Please could you add life story for Abraham William Simpson?

Abraham enlisted for a third time, shortly after the outbreak of war, on 18 August 1914. He was discharged just 5 days later, the reason being that he had irregularly enlisted.
FMP has the WW1 service records (and also his two earlier records):

Previous records:

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  • Sally Whiffing commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    my apologies - I knew that IWM volunteers couldn't access ancestry, but thought you could access FMP.

    1st link is to- Abraham William Simpson 79000 RFA (4 Depot) attested and posted as saddler 18.4.1914, discharged 22.8.1914 (irregularly enlisted) - from WO 364 - First World War Pension Claims.


    2nd link is to very similar set of documents and same basic details - from WO 363 - First World War Service Records 'Burnt Documents'

    I can add in the pre-war refs to his earlier service, unless you would like me to send those details as well? Basic details: Gunner RFA No. 76855 and Suffolk RGA Militia (3363)

  • Rosemary Lim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Sally

    Could provide Abraham's regiment and regimental number please. I don't have a subscription for FMP so I cannot access the URLs. I can see that the documents are WO 363 'Burnt Documents' at the National Archives but there 12 William Simpsons but no Abraham.

    Many thanks

    IWM Lives Volunteer

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