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My husband's grandfather was Frank Smith (I know - 100s of them!) However, I have found him on the 1901 Census (RG13/1784) stationed in Felixstowe with (I think) the Army. However, I can't figure out the occupation details. Genes Reunited has transcribed it as "Br R G Arty". Looking at the image I'm sure the Br is his rank. He definitely wasn't a Brigadier |laugh1| so what does it mean? I thought Arty must be Artillery, but looking at the handwriting it looks more like an H than an A. I'm stumped! :confused: Can any clever soul out there help me?? |help|
13-10-2008, 5:17 PM
For future reference, please provide the full census reference - series, piece, folio, page
As it happens I've found this one. I think it means Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery.
13-10-2008, 7:42 PM
http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/Confused/sorry.gif (http://freesmileyface.net) It took me ages, and a lot of reading of different threads, to work out exactly what I could put on a post as a reference without infringing copyright but giving enough detail for people to find it. http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/Confused/puzzled-2.gif (http://freesmileyface.net) It's confusing for a newbie.
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13-10-2008, 8:00 PM
"Br R G Arty"
How about... Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery?
Edit... Sorry, just fully read Peter's reply.
Thanks everyone, sounds like thats the answer. I'll try to give more info next time.
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