The battalion moved by train to the Somme and concentrated with the Royal Naval Division
The young sub-lieutenant of the Royal Naval Division
had been found guilty of desertion.
On 16th October the Royal Naval Division
relieved the Sussex men.
One of the Welsh officers serving with the Royal Naval Division
and the son of Commander Walter Ross Dyett he had enlisted in the Royal Naval Reserve and then gained a commission before being posted to Nelson Division, RNVR.
Albert arrived in Mudros on 26th January 1916 and joined the 1st Field Company of Royal Naval Division
(RND) Engineers who had just returned from the Gallipoli Peninsula in January 1916.
As a collier, George Prowse was in an exempt occupation but chose to enlist, and was drafted into the Royal Naval Division
(RND) which consisted of sailors trained to fight on land.
Meanwhile, Michael Storey's grandfather John William Harrison had enlisted under age in the Royal Naval Division
For example, the Ancestry site (www.ancestry.co.uk) has the British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920with records for approximately 2.1 million people; the British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 which contains service records of non-commissioned officers and other ranks who served in WWI and did not re-enlist prior to World War II; the British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920 which has service records of non-commissioned officers and other ranks who were discharged and claimed disability pensions, and the Royal Naval Division
Casualties of TheGreat War.
Richard Annand was born in November 1914, just six months before his father Lieutenant-Commander Wallace Moir Annand was killed while serving with the Royal Naval Division
Jack uncovered records on the Royal Naval Division
, which fought at both the Western Front and at Gallipoli.
"On leaving school my father worked in the coal mines and when WW1 broke out, he enlisted in the Royal Naval Division
in 1915," said son Jack.
Family and social history website ancestry.co.uk will list the exploits, punishments and burial places of more than 10,000 men of the Royal Naval Division
(RND), nicknamed Winston's Little Army, who died in conflict.