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From: "Brian Jones" <>
Subject: Re: queries re army titles/and joining up
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 18:24:41 +0100
Ranks in the British Army were as follows:
Non Commision Officers = NCOs = Lance Corporal, Corporals, Sergeants,
and Warrant Officers
Commisioned Officers = all ranks from 2nd Lieutenants to Field Marshalls.
Not sure how they were allocated regiments. If you go to this site there
are quite a few links with email sddresses of people who may help you with
your query: http://www.capefam.freeserve.co.uk/militaryimages.htm
Brian in Bristol, England
Family History Webpage:
I am researching the following surnames:
JONES - BARNETT - MEAD - SPRINGETT - SPENCER - FOOTE - MCCARTHY
plus many supernumeraries, which can be found in my webpage.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sue" <>
Sent: 08 June 2002 17:28
Subject: queries re army titles/and joining up
> Many of you have helped with my long long running search for Auguste
WILKINSON who we believed died in the First World War, As CWGC mention a
number of A WILKINSON's ( the site is a lot better than when i last visited
it) I have 2 queries that will help us narrow it down and wonder if anyone
> 1. Family 'law' has it that he was an officer, on the site they list
Lance Corporals, sargeants, fitters, etc. What does the term officer mean,
was there an individual rank of officer, or does it cover a number of ranks
> 2. How was it decided which regiment one joined in 1st world war...i.e.
our man came from a small Yorkshire village, does this mean he would most
likley have joined a regiment with Yorkshire in the title, or does it not
work like that?
> will keep trying search engines, but anyone with any answers or ideas of
where to look for the answers will be welcomed.
> Thanks for reading this far!