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    HI

    It is also on Ancestry, but individually and in colour. Also the medal rolls.

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    Thanks Robert,

    I had a look last night and couldn't quite find the correct one.

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    I find with Ancestry that I get the best results if I start simply, with minimal information, and add more if I need to concentrate the search. For the medal index cards, I generally just use surname and number. Since the men were often transferred to other regiments and the regiments each had their own numbering systems in the earlier stages of the war, it is sometimes necessary to consider two or more candidates by then including forenames (or initials) and/or regiments, but it's a good way to find additional regiments that a particular man had served with (eg the Labour Corps).

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    Just put in William Nunn and 25259 in the anything line and he came up in the first page- his medal index card. Narrow down to WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls and put his service number in the appropriate line gave it as the first one and shows which battalion he was in.

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    While you're on Ancestry (perhaps via your library service), look at the actual medal rolls (not just the index cards).

    You'll see it mentions the 12th and 13th battalions of the Yorkshire Regiment. That's another lead to pursue.

    Notice it doesn't mention the Yorkshire Hussars!

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    If you have access to FMP there are a few other documents.

    One is dated 21 Jul 1918 and headed ‘Lieut. Colonel C.R. White DSO, Commanding 3rd Reserve Battalion A.P.W.O. Yorkshire Regiment. Under that, West Hartlepool, Sunday 21 July 1918. Then ‘DRAFT’
    The undermentioned NCO’s and men of C and E Companies will be held in readiness to proceed Overseas on 2nd August 1918. It then goes on about final leave from 25th – 30th July, and inspections etc before that. On the list of men under C Company is L/Cpl W Nunn 25259.

    There are also two medical documents for him that pre-date this:
    23 Mar 1918 18th General Hospital Index Book
    25259 W Nunn 13 Yorkshire Regiment.

    23 Mar 1918 18th General Hospital Admission & Discharge Book:
    L/Cpl W Nunn 25259 13 Yorkshire Regiment, B Company
    Age 22, 3 completed years of service, 22 completed months with field force.
    IX Left Thigh Sev(?) (IX being the wound classification)
    Admitted 23 Mar 1918, discharged 29 Mar 1918 completed
    7 days under treatment, Hut F, C of E,
    Under ‘observations’ it looks like he was transferred from 43 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) on 22 Mar 1918.

    As you now know he was in B Company, 13 Battalion, you should be able to find the relevant war diary

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    If you have ancestry, here's how to find the war diary for the time he was injured:

    Select: UK, WWI War Diaries (France, Belgium and Germany), 1914-1920
    Under 'Browse this collection' Select Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire) Reg and then 40th Division
    Select the second item - Piece 2616/2
    Go to page 180 of 215

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    Hi

    "IX Left Thigh Sev(?) (IX being the wound classification)" - IX is listed as Gunshot wounds of the lower extremities with sev being severe.

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