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Ginns, Ronald
1896 -


  • Enlisted:
  • at London on 14 Jul 1915. Aged 19y 5m
  • Description:
  • height 5ft 6in; chest 34in; marks 2 Birthmarks front of chest; religion Church of England.
  • Occupation:
  • Student
  • Address:
  • Primrose Cottage, Desborough
  • Previously served in:
  • Officer Training Corps, 4y
  • Next of kin:
  • (Father) John Allen Ginns, Primrose Cottage, Desborough

Service history

10 Jul 1915Appointed to Army Cyclist Corps (8219)
25 Sep 1915Transferred to Depot Royal Engineers (120657)
04 Oct 1915Embarked. B.E.F.
09 Oct 1915Joined Depot (Special) Coys from England
18 Nov 1915Transferred from Special Coys "M" R.E. to Depot Special Coys R.E.
26 Nov 1915Promoted Corporal Chemist Depot Royal Engineers (120657)
28 Aug 1916Illness: Adm to Hosp [no reason given]
07 Sep 1916Discharged from 2 C.D.
07 Sep 1916Joined 4 G.B.D. from C.C. Rouen
07 May 1917Home service
30 Oct 1917Discharged on being appointed to a temporary Commission
31 Oct 1917Appointed to Admission to the "Indian Army Reserve of Officers" Infantry Branch as second Lieutenant. Ronald Ginns, Gen. List. 9th Feb. 1918, but to rank from 31st Oct. 1917
26 May 1919Promoted Acting Captain Second Lieut. R. Ginns, I.A.R.O. attd., to be actg Capt. (With pay and allowances as for a Lieut.) while holding the appt. of Adjt. Indian Military Base Depot. (src: Gazette Issue 31685)
01 Jun 1919Promoted Acting Captain (with pay) Lieut. R. Ginns, attd., to be actg. Capt. (with pay) while performing the duties of Adjt. Indian Military Base Depot Quetta. (src: Gazette Issue 31755)
11 Sep 1919Lieut. R. Ginns, attd.,relinquishes his actg. rank on ceasing to perform the duties of Adjt. (src: Gazette Issue 31755)
01 May 1922Resigned. (src: Gazette Issue 32748)


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