George Francis Ravenscroft was in Tipperary at the outbreak of WWI. His records seem not to have survived but I found him in 1901 at Aldershot, a 15 year old private in 3 Batt, Worcs.
I know they were sent to Tipperary in the spring of 1902. He was still a soldier at Tipperary Barracks in January 1904, presumably still with the Worcesters. By 1906 he was no longer a soldier but re-enlisted for WWI. I believe the 1st Batt Shropshire Regiment was in Tipperary at the time and he would have re-enlisted with them?
When one of his children was born in May 1914, the birth certificate stated that he was a Private ASC with the British Expeditionary Force, formerly Motor Driver. His medal card give his Regt. No. as M/296699.
What is puzzling me is that this was May 1914 and everything I've read tells me that the 1st Batt were still at Tipperary in August, landing in France on 10th September.
Can anyone explain this and how can I confirm he enlisted with the Shropshires?