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16-04-2008, 4:37 AM
Hi. I am trying to obtain my great uncle's military service record. His name was Edward Winsor, (mispelled as "Winser")born in 1883 in Kessingland, Suffolk. At the time of the 1901 census, he was an 18 year old soldier/butcher at Aldershot, Stanhope and Wellington Lines district, in the service army corps, cleaning area. Is there any way I can find out more about him and do I have a chance of getting his record from the national archives with this limited information? I sure do hope someone can help me!
16-04-2008, 8:57 AM
You can search the catalogue on the National Archives web site which will tell you which records it holds there. WO 67 contains description books [ 1768 - 1908] Description books were compiled as recruits were assembled at the regimental depot. Give a description of each soldier, his age,place of birth and trade.
16-04-2008, 10:59 AM
Have you downloaded his medal card?
Medal card of Winser, Edward
Corps: Army Service Corps
Regiment No: CMT/3661
17-04-2008, 6:29 AM
Thank you, Keith and Silver star member! I checked the list of the 3 Edward "Winsers" you found. It seems that the second one would possibly be the correct one. I am just a bit hesitant because of the spelling of "Winsor" as "Winser". I am going to double check and make sure before I pay for it. I guess there is no way of viewing the record and what it contains before paying is there? Also to the person who mentioned searching the description books, does it contain the names of the soldiers? I appreciate all of your help! I think the mispelling of "Winser" may have been on the census, but you'd think the army would have spelled it correctly.
17-04-2008, 11:02 AM
I'm a Silver star member, I wonder what it means.
Searching on Anc**try British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920 they just show one Edward William Winsor b.1883 but born in India. I no longer subscribe to this site so cannot look at the file.
18-04-2008, 2:04 AM
It seems more likely to be the Edward "Winser" instead of Edward Winsor even though the latter is the correct spelling. I did download the Edward Winser cards but I don't know how to read them anyway. Thanks!
18-04-2008, 2:06 AM
Oh I didn't realize you were talking about the pension cards. I was referring to the medal cards. yes, there doesn't seem to be a pension card for Edward Winser or Winsor that would be correct.
18-04-2008, 7:29 AM
I have looked on A**cestry and the papers of the man Mafleury saw was living in Northampton before he joined up.
There is another one or possibly the same man who was a Prisoner of War.
It may be worth paying to view.
18-04-2008, 8:07 AM
Try this link for interpreting Medal cards
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