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  • Military Record Question?

    I've been reading up onmy Great Grandfathers Military record, for my auntie who's researching the family history, and something has stumped me.

    He Signed up in 1900 Originally with 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
    After service in South africa and Eygpt he signed on for a further 8 years.
    It's stamped in his service record and says

    "Extended army service to complete 8 years
    with the colours Ay, o, c, 2 R, In, Fus"
    I was wondering if anyone knew what
    Ay, o, c,
    Meant?

    Cheers
    Theirs not to make reply,
    Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do and die:
    Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.

    The Charge of the Light Brigade

  • #2
    Mugs,

    Browse through the UK National Archives page on Field Service Pocket Book abbreviations.

    Something might be listed there.

    http://yourarchives.nationalarchives...ce_Pocket_Book

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    • #3
      Cheers,

      Hadda look but couldn't find any thing. Did find that OC is officer commanding which would fit. Maybe the appostrophe between O and C was a mistake.
      Theirs not to make reply,
      Theirs not to reason why,
      Theirs but to do and die:
      Into the valley of Death
      Rode the six hundred.

      The Charge of the Light Brigade

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mugs View Post
        Cheers,

        Hadda look but couldn't find any thing. Did find that OC is officer commanding which would fit. Maybe the appostrophe between O and C was a mistake.
        Send the Museum an email, they might be able to assist you in that.

        museum@inniskilling.com

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        • #5
          At a guess, I would say that it is the initials of the person who entered the comments and then his title ie. A.Y. Officer Commanding 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

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