This is my first post on this forum.
I have just discovered that my great-grandfather joined the Army on 5 June 1915 at the age of about 55 and that despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in the army in the East Indies when he was a young man! He was assigned to a Labour Corps.
I have found his MIC and I'm wondering if I can use the information on it to find out anything else about him.
His name was George Magee, he was born in Dublin city in approx. 1860 and he was living in Belfast when he joined the Army in 1915. Since there is no mention of medals I suppose that he was not sent overseas. Were there camps in Ireland where he might have been sent or would be have been posted to a camp in England?
Any idea what the mention Lc/3398 (or is that 3395?) means? Could it refer to his previous service in the Army? In his youth George was a soldier in the East Indies and following an accident there he lost his left arm. When he married in 1888 he gave "army pensioner" as his occupation. (I had hoped to find his file in the Chelsea Pensioners but cannot locate him.)
If that might be of any interest to anyone, I have a photo of my g-grandfather with a group of Royal Irish Fusiliers soldiers, dating probably from 1918.
Thank you in advance to the kind people who take time to answer queries such as this!