20210504 SSgt C Ball REME

I am after information on the above mentioned, a former member of REME which originated from Head Shed at Lynham. His last known address was W Sussex, which is why the ball was tossed to us, the Sussex branch of the REME Association. His LS&GC has turned up in a skip in Windsor, which would seem to indicate that it was as a result of a house clearance. The number would seem to indicate that he joined in the early 1950s (when did the 8 digit regimental numbers start?) so would be very old or deceased.

An LS&GC is an achievement and it would be nice if we could get some possible information on either surviving relatives or NoK who might be happy to receive and look after the decoration.

Unfortunately, all we know is his rank and regimental number, no idea of branch/trade or service, so we would be grateful any information
 
I am after information on the above mentioned, a former member of REME which originated from Head Shed at Lynham. His last known address was W Sussex, which is why the ball was tossed to us, the Sussex branch of the REME Association. His LS&GC has turned up in a skip in Windsor, which would seem to indicate that it was as a result of a house clearance. The number would seem to indicate that he joined in the early 1950s (when did the 8 digit regimental numbers start?) so would be very old or deceased.

An LS&GC is an achievement and it would be nice if we could get some possible information on either surviving relatives or NoK who might be happy to receive and look after the decoration.

Unfortunately, all we know is his rank and regimental number, no idea of branch/trade or service, so we would be grateful any information

Are you sure thats his Army number, its not appearing in the gazette.
 

Arte_et_Marte

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As @stacker1 states, that number doesn't look like right. It all started with 22000000.

A Rough Guide - 1950 to date

Army Number Date of Issue

22000000 to 22199408 Until October 1950

22199409 to 22460786 Until February 1951

22460787 to 22562759 Until July 1951

22562760 to 23052500 Until June 1955

23052501 to 23188252 Until October 1955

23188253 to 23479123 Until May 1956

23479124 to 23845071 Until October 1960

I am wondering if the second number should be a '4' (24210504) That would put his joining date between 1969 and 1971
 
As @stacker1 states, that number doesn't look like right. It all started with 22000000.

A Rough Guide - 1950 to date

Army Number Date of Issue

22000000 to 22199408 Until October 1950

22199409 to 22460786 Until February 1951

22460787 to 22562759 Until July 1951

22562760 to 23052500 Until June 1955

23052501 to 23188252 Until October 1955

23188253 to 23479123 Until May 1956

23479124 to 23845071 Until October 1960

I am wondering if the second number should be a '4' (24210504) That would put his joining date between 1969 and 1971

I tried 22210504, 23210504 and 24210504 in the Gazette and still nothing. I tried the last 6 but I think you need the whole number for the gazette to pick up.

Im assuming that the gazette records LSGC back then
 
As @stacker1 states, that number doesn't look like right. It all started with 22000000.

A Rough Guide - 1950 to date

Army Number Date of Issue

22000000 to 22199408 Until October 1950

22199409 to 22460786 Until February 1951

22460787 to 22562759 Until July 1951

22562760 to 23052500 Until June 1955

23052501 to 23188252 Until October 1955

23188253 to 23479123 Until May 1956

23479124 to 23845071 Until October 1960

I am wondering if the second number should be a '4' (24210504) That would put his joining date between 1969 and 1971
I thought that the number was a bit strange - my number is 2413 which was 1968 and most of the people I served with at that time were 239 or 240. I have emailed Lynham to check the number.
 
Is 20210504 not a date backwards 4th May 2021? It's what I saw that number as before I opened thread.
 
Long service medals weren't announced in the London Gazette until 1997. Who in their right mind throws medals in skips this day and age?
 

Arte_et_Marte

ADC
Moderator
Is 20210504 not a date backwards 4th May 2021? It's what I saw that number as before I opened thread.
It's an ISO format date, not his regimental number.

Excellent! But that was only last week!

Long service medals weren't announced in the London Gazette until 1997. Who in their right mind throws medals in skips this day and age?
I have worked with builders for years. The labourers don't look in every box that gets skipped in a house clearance. Unfortunately.
 

Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
Long service medals weren't announced in the London Gazette until 1997. Who in their right mind throws medals in skips this day and age?
True, but with an accurate number, rank, initials, surname and Regiment/Corps it shouldn't be too hard to find him.
 
I now have his correct Army number (apparently the originators email puts the date at the start of every title, hence the confusion), but I have been asked not to put it on a public forum. If you think you could be of assistance, please PM me.
 

Deece

Clanker
I am after information on the above mentioned, a former member of REME which originated from Head Shed at Lynham. His last known address was W Sussex, which is why the ball was tossed to us, the Sussex branch of the REME Association. His LS&GC has turned up in a skip in Windsor, which would seem to indicate that it was as a result of a house clearance. The number would seem to indicate that he joined in the early 1950s (when did the 8 digit regimental numbers start?) so would be very old or deceased.

An LS&GC is an achievement and it would be nice if we could get some possible information on either surviving relatives or NoK who might be happy to receive and look after the decoration.

Unfortunately, all we know is his rank and regimental number, no idea of branch/trade or service, so we would be grateful any information
Try Veterans UK helpline 0808 1914 2 18 or RBL 0808 802 8080 or even APC 0345 600 9663
 

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