Machine gun corps ww1

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Does anyone know where the machine gun corp was at the end (nov) of ww1 My grandfather was shot by a sniper. Luky for him he survived but I would like to know more. Like where was he, which CCS he would have been taken to
Thanks
 
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The answer to your question Searcher is - everywhere! By the end of WW1, the MGC numbered some 170 000 officers and men. The corps was disbanded in 1922. You may be interested to visit the MGC memorial at hyde Park corner - "Saul has slain his thousands but David has slain his tens of thousands".
 
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Searcher said:
Does anyone know where the machine gun corp was at the end (nov) of ww1 My grandfather was shot by a sniper. Luky for him he survived but I would like to know more. Like where was he, which CCS he would have been taken to
Thanks
Do you have his number rank and name?

If you post it here I will look on the National Archive or you can search yourself here.

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVE MIC

Some nice person may do a look up for you on Ancestry, my subscription has just ran out. But I think you may get two weeks free.


www.ancestry.co.uk
 
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tropper66 said:
oldbaldy said:
tropper66 said:
Sorry mate but even I need a bit more infomation than that,
& there was me thinking you might have been there. :D
That was my Dad, easily mixed up, he would only be 112 now
So that makes you 78/85..??..so the cold lonely nights in N.I means you were serving aged 63+..??..I'm 60 now, my G/Father did WW1 and he was born 1878(approx), my dad did WW2 born 1921, I'm puzzled..??
 
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Cuddles said:
Share this pineapple out amongst you, you squareheads!

http://www.1914-1918.net/mgc.htm

Also for details of day to day life in the MGC read Henry Williamson's Love and the Loveless...

Also "With a Machine Gun to Cambrai" by George Coppard MM. An awesome account of his experiences from joining up (under age) in 1914 to being very severely wounded in 1917, and then the epilogue when he returns to France/Belgium in the 60s and encounters an old girlfriend!
 
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BlueDanubeWalt said:
tropper66 said:
oldbaldy said:
tropper66 said:
Sorry mate but even I need a bit more infomation than that,
& there was me thinking you might have been there. :D
That was my Dad, easily mixed up, he would only be 112 now
So that makes you 78/85..??..so the cold lonely nights in N.I means you were serving aged 63+..??..I'm 60 now, my G/Father did WW1 and he was born 1878(approx), my dad did WW2 born 1921, I'm puzzled..??
Your also crap at maths, my dad was born in 1898, I was born when he was 52, after his first family were killed in the bombing in 1943, which makes me the same age as you
 

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tropper66 said:
Your also crap at maths, my dad was born in 1898, I was born when he was 52, after his first family were killed in the bombing in 1943, which makes me the same age as you
Bloody hell your younger than me sprog!
 
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oldbaldy said:
tropper66 said:
Your also crap at maths, my dad was born in 1898, I was born when he was 52, after his first family were killed in the bombing in 1943, which makes me the same age as you
Bloody hell your younger than me sprog!
Yes, but, I lived in what the Chinese call "Interesting times"
 
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His name was John Edward Bannister. His number in MGC 148321
Atached is medal card which may be useful! His D O B 5th feb 1889 He lived in Derby where he joined Notts and Derbys on 1 dec 1915 Then trans. to R I R befor M G C Wounded in France Nov 1918 Discharged 09-05-1919
Thanks Jean
 

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Searcher said:
His name was John Edward Bannister. His number in MGC 148321
Atached is medal card which may be useful! His D O B 5th feb 1889 He lived in Derby where he joined Notts and Derbys on 1 dec 1915 Then trans. to R I R befor M G C Wounded in France Nov 1918 Discharged 09-05-1919
Thanks Jean
Right go on "WWW.The Great War Forum" and post that and I bet they will come up with some info for you, also try WWW,worldwar2talk they have loads of links to all sorts of military websites
 
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tropper66 said:
Searcher said:
His name was John Edward Bannister. His number in MGC 148321
Atached is medal card which may be useful! His D O B 5th feb 1889 He lived in Derby where he joined Notts and Derbys on 1 dec 1915 Then trans. to R I R befor M G C Wounded in France Nov 1918 Discharged 09-05-1919
Thanks Jean
Right go on "WWW.The Great War Forum" and post that and I bet they will come up with some info for you, also try WWW,worldwar2talk they have loads of links to all sorts of military websites
I would do it for you but I have to go out today