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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Finding service records for WW2 and after

    Service records from WW2 and after have not been released by MOD yet. The forms to apply for a copy of service records for someone who has died are HERE. As you will see from the info on the site, the amount of information provided to anyone other than the next of kin is limited for 25 years...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 19-04-2014 9:15 PM
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  1. Help needed on a search for a crash site..

    I have been researching my Dads uncle Leading Aircraftman Chistopher Thomas McClure who was serving in 502 Sqdn and was killed when his Avro Anson crashed in a snowstorm in the Rhyl/Prestatyn area while returning to RAF Aldergrove on the 19th January 1940. Over the last year we have been trying...

    Started by moonlightdrive‎, 14-12-2008 2:33 PM
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  2. Buried locally in a War Grave.

    William Annis. Private. Gloucestershire Regiment. 8th Btn. Date of Death.15/08/1940. Service No. 5251470. Commonwealth War Dead. Pershore Cemetery. I have not been able to find out what happened to William. I can only assume that he was wounded and was returned back to this country where he...

    Started by David Annis‎, 21-03-2008 7:03 PM
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  3. Can anyone help - army abbreviations

    My father Charles Saunders served in the 5th Northamptonshire Regiment, 78th (Battleaxe) Division and was wounded in North Africa 14 March 1943. He was cared for in various Field Ambulance and Gen Hospitals etc. In his military records there are abreviations I am having problems with. Can anyone...

    Started by Keith Saunders‎, 09-01-2009 11:21 AM
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  4. Plymouth Blitz 1941

    Hi, My grandfather lost his house in Devonport early in 1941 to an incendiary bomb. It was rebuilt by 1952 with what I think was a nationwide 'war reclamations' government dept. I have visited the National Archives at Kew in the hunt for any documentary evidence of the rebuilding of...

    Started by Hollytree‎, 01-01-2009 8:38 AM
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  5. Joseph Sigley RAF Weeton Blackpool.

    Joseph Sigley, B.21.7.10 at Ormskirk. Served at RAF Weeton Camp between 1939-45. Died 1946. His daughter Norma would be grateful for any information about her father's service.

    Started by JHurley‎, 31-12-2008 4:14 PM
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  6. Question Fleet Air Arm; WW11

    |help| Hi I wonder if anyone knows how to find info on my uncle,"John Thomson" He was in the Fleet-Air-Arm,WW11.and was based in Campbeltown,Argyll I have no idea what ship,or even what he did in the service; John Thomson;(b) July.1909. 32 Milton St.Partick/Glas/Scot Parents; (F) John...

    Started by janeygee‎, 28-12-2008 6:33 PM
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  7. Australian WW2 service records

    Hi this a great site to find WW2 service records for Australian service men & women. I was wondering how I would find British WW2 records http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/script/name.asp#searchtabs Regards Fiona

    Started by Fiona67‎, 13-07-2008 6:11 AM
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  8. Released POWs sent to recuperate

    My father in law was one of those from Japan who worked on the Burma railway during his time as POW. He was also one of those who were taken to Canada to recuperate, we have a photograph he was sent on his return to Hull from the family he lived with in 1945/6. I would love to find the relatives...

    Started by Eise‎, 14-11-2008 2:42 PM
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  9. death certificate

    would someone that was killed in world war 2 have had a death certificate? my grand father worked for charles richard fairey designer of the swordfish planes, in september 1940 while on firewatch my grandfather was ''blown up'' by land mine. another mystery is why would there have been land...

    Started by iverlady‎, 27-10-2008 8:24 AM
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  10. POW cards;

    Hello out there. I have now received a copy of Fred Bailey's records and inside is a copy of his POW card. Not much info on here but if I can find a way to post it on this site maybe someone can translate the Japanese writing; Place of capture is in Japanese; camp ref is 19 12 3 his POW number...

    Started by Eise‎, 30-10-2008 12:43 PM
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  11. Smile How to locate American GI's locations in UK?

    My father was station in England for about 4 months at the end of 1944. I know he was assigned to the 1st Armored Division, 123 Maintenance Ordnance Battalion. They were camped at one point "3 miles east of Tredegar Park, Newport" before he was shipped over to France in December 1944. I would...

    Started by RPotts‎, 13-02-2008 9:36 PM
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  12. To find a Canadian soldier

    Hi everyone, There is a great website: legionmagazine.com that will give some information (sevice numbers and regiments) for soldiers who survived WW2, but are only listed after their passing and it gives the dates as well as where. This is providing that they were a member of the Canadian...

    Started by greann‎, 26-11-2008 1:17 PM
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  13. Southwark, May 11th 1941 - first hand account

    My father, now 88, has written down his experience of that night, when he was 20 years old and the family home in Nelson Square, Southwark, was among the thousands destroyed: This was the night the newspaper headlines called “The night that nearly took the heart out of London.” That night the...

    Started by Peph‎, 20-11-2008 12:07 PM
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  14. Question Tracing a soldier of WW2

    Hi I'm doing some research on behalf of a friend who would like to know more about her father's time in the Second World War. I know his name, and she was told he was in the Scottish Camerons, and was a desert rat. I believe he was born in 1915, and that's just about all I know, other...

    Started by Jan65‎, 23-11-2008 1:28 PM
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  15. unidentified medal

    Can anyone help me identify a medal. It is silver in colour and a maltese cross shape. The centre is a wreath of laurels with the initials JMC on the top line and DSO beneath. The four arms of the cross bear the words "For Zeal For Christ". There are two "wings" on the ribbon which bear the...

    Started by floristofdean‎, 30-09-2008 8:34 AM
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  16. RASC; France, April 1940

    Today after only two weeks (not the expected six months) I received my Dad's Army Service Record from the MoD. Now it's confirmed that he landed in France on April 8th, 1940 and the next entry has him reporting for duty in a different unit on 23rd July 1940. ON another page it says he was in...

    Started by pipsqueak‎, 17-11-2008 10:14 PM
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  17. Bombing near St Pauls London Jan 11 1941

    My grandmother was killed by a bomb that dropped and hit/destroyed 2 buses , killing many passengers and passers by. I've found articles in The Times and The Guardian that mention it in passing but nothing in detail. I wonder if anyone can think if there would be any other records , possibly in the...

    Started by browntoa‎, 02-11-2007 5:14 PM
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  18. Catalogue NO?

    Does anyone know the WO number for searching for WW2 service records at National archives online? The problem I have is my ancestor is called DAY so whenever I search you can imagine it throws up a lot of files. Cheers. T

    Started by taniav‎, 19-07-2008 4:16 PM
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    How do I find his war records? He was stationed at RAF Beccles at the time of his discharge on 27 Jan 1946. His Service No are 123140 and A17913. Wendy

    Started by RYAN12‎, 12-11-2008 2:48 AM
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  20. concientious objectors

    my uncle was an objector in 1939, what happened to objectors, although i have found his marriage in 1942, would he have been held in prison for only 3 years, or was he held at all, if so where??? can any one help with this query???

    Started by timelord‎, 14-02-2006 10:19 AM
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