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18-07-2008, 7:49 PM
hi i'm a newbie
my grandad george williams was gunner in the r.f.a
at seaforth barracks liverpool in 1902
is there any way i can get his service number, so i can check
wether he perished in ww1
18-07-2008, 7:52 PM
Welcome to Brit-Gen.
I am unable to help with advice for obtaining service numbers, however have you looked for your grandad on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website (http://www.cwgc.org/)? It is fuly searchable.
There are 312 G Williams listed on the CWGC site - which may be a lot to work through!
Do you have any medals which belonged to your grandfather? If you do, his service number should be on the edge of those..
19-07-2008, 12:57 AM
Do you have a date and place of birth for your Grandad? Do you know the name of the regiment he was in?
I have looked on Ancestry and there are a few George Williams who were serving or joined in 1902. There is alot of information in the records if you can just pinpoint which George is yours.
Also if you Google RAF records there are quite a few lines of enquiy you could follow.
19-07-2008, 3:05 AM
There is a resource called 'Soldiers Died Great War'. It often records the place of birth, place of enlistment and (less often) the place of residence.
As June suggested, if you can provide the place of birth, year of birth etc we may be able to locate him or at least narrow the field down - if he did die in WWI.
19-07-2008, 3:33 PM
The Asplin Military History Resources site is a brilliant site and worth a look. There are some George Williams on there so may be helpful |wave|
22-07-2008, 8:54 PM
thanks to all
i will follow these up , i have been on cwgc but with so little info i am stuck,
only new news is it was 6th brigade rfa
and his spouse was rubina robertson
23-07-2008, 10:22 AM
If you can find the marriage order the certificate. This will give his age. It may be possible to find them in the census then which will give the place of birth.
First stop I would suggest Free BMD (http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/), second stop GRO (http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/).
28-07-2008, 8:58 PM
george williams was 24 when he married rubina robertson sep 29 1902
( i now have marrriage cert)
address as private r.f.a. seaforth (liverpool)
father listed as john ( iron founder) deceased
maybe we are getting somewhere
john and rubina had son george born 1904
george,s occupation listed as gunner 6th artillery
thanks to all but still do,nt know how or where he died
29-07-2008, 10:56 AM
I have had a bit of a dig around and still cannot find any new information.
30-07-2008, 7:11 PM
i now think seaforth barracks housed the Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
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