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andrew193
18-09-19, 13:20
I'm having difficulty making out all the text for item 2 on this photo. All I can make out is "Taking a (word) (word) (word) Wagon" Anyone else have better luck?

Lin Fisher
18-09-19, 13:30
No sure but 'Taking a fatigue man onto wagon'

Is it something to do with the army. Just looking at no 3 that made me thing.

andrew193
18-09-19, 13:37
Thanks Lin that seems to make sense. And yes it's from his army service record.

Olde Crone Holden
18-09-19, 14:15
Taking a fatigue(d) man on the wagon.


OC

grumpy
19-09-19, 07:38
Reckon it is fatigue OC. The word means in service parlance, a man who is doing a specific task or possibly an onerous one and I guess that he wasn’t supposed to be given a lift. The whole extract looks like an extensive rap sheet.

andrew193
19-09-19, 07:57
Reckon it is fatigue OC. The word means in service parlance, a man who is doing a specific task or possibly an onerous one and I guess that he wasn’t supposed to be given a lift. The whole extract looks like an extensive rap sheet.

Yes agree with you grumpy it definitely looks like "fatigue" He sounds like a "very slovenly" solider, I mean "trotting his mule along the road" what a bad soldier. :)

Caroline
19-09-19, 09:01
Yes agree with you grumpy it definitely looks like "fatigue" He sounds like a "very slovenly" solider, I mean "trotting his mule along the road" what a bad soldier. :)

.... AND parading with dirty harness!! :rotfl:

GallowayLass
19-09-19, 10:56
That’s what I had thought too - a list of his “offences” LOL