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    Hi The cap is like this one -...

    Hi

    The cap is like this one - https://www.captainjacksmilitaria.com/index.php?page=ww2-british-raf-helmet Pity the badge is not visible, that would really help.
    Yes he was a Corporal.
    As for...
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    Hi Audrey You will need to get his service...

    Hi Audrey

    You will need to get his service record first, before looking for war diaries. Then you will know which diary to look at for what period. My Dad switched between regiments.

    regards
    ...
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    Hi On Ancestry regards Robert

    Hi

    On Ancestry

    regards

    Robert
  4. Hi His service number indicates he did join up...

    Hi

    His service number indicates he did join up in the Cameron Highlanders - Cameron Highlanders 2921001 - 2966000 from https://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/army-number-block-allocations.4837/
    The...
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    Hi The only way to find out more is to get his...

    Hi

    The only way to find out more is to get his service records- as noted above.
    His service number indicates he enlisted and was in this group -
    General Service Corps 14200001 - 15000000 ...
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    Hi It could be just a simple clerical error! ...

    Hi

    It could be just a simple clerical error!

    regards

    Robert
  7. Thread: Death Query

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    HI I dislike transcriptions for that reason....

    HI

    I dislike transcriptions for that reason. Find My Past has the actual sheet online as well as a transcription, so you can see the original document. He is in a list of men, with the heading...
  8. Thread: Death Query

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    Hi When you reply, click on Go Advanced under...

    Hi

    When you reply, click on Go Advanced under the box you are typing in. Above the text box are a few lines, the middle one starts with BIU, if you roll the cursor over that line you will come to...
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    Hi CWGC has this -...

    Hi

    CWGC has this - https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2256142/warbrick,-robert/ . Has 14/12, where did you get the other record from? Can you show us the document?

    regards

    Robert
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    HI Dennis You could try here -...

    HI Dennis

    You could try here - https://www.greatwarforum.org/
    They do have an air-force section.
    RD- not sure but could mean Reserve Depot.

    regards

    Robert
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    Hi " I think there is a method of identifying...

    Hi

    " I think there is a method of identifying which regiment someone was in in WW11 by their service number."
    Yes there is - Royal Artillery (Field, Coastal & Anti-Aircraft) 721001 - 1842000 and...
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    Hi "IX Left Thigh Sev(?) (IX being the wound...

    Hi

    "IX Left Thigh Sev(?) (IX being the wound classification)" - IX is listed as Gunshot wounds of the lower extremities with sev being severe.

    regards

    Robert
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    Hi Just put in William Nunn and 25259 in the...

    Hi

    Just put in William Nunn and 25259 in the anything line and he came up in the first page- his medal index card. Narrow down to WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls and put his service number in...
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    HI It is also on Ancestry, but individually...

    HI

    It is also on Ancestry, but individually and in colour. Also the medal rolls.

    regards

    Robert
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    Hi Pediculosis -...

    Hi

    Pediculosis - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pediculosis - refers to lice, which did carry a variety of diseases.

    I think it says, and it is hard to read being water damaged- 38 IBD -...
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    Hi Yes FA does usually mean Field Ambulance,...

    Hi

    Yes FA does usually mean Field Ambulance, but it helps to see it in context to confirm.
    Again, seeing the bottom line as written in the document helps to know what it means.

    regards
    ...
  17. Hi Up till the end of WW1 a Lance rank was an...

    Hi

    Up till the end of WW1 a Lance rank was an appointment, usually for some period or job, when done the actual rank was recorded, which in your case as Gunner. See -...
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    Hi In WW1 the rank Lance Corporal was as...

    Hi

    In WW1 the rank Lance Corporal was as appointment, not an official rank. see - https://www.anzacsinfrance.com/ranks/ and ...
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    Hi Do you mean you have attached the whole...

    Hi

    Do you mean you have attached the whole photo, if so, please try again? You just copied the photo of the shoulder.
    I would probably say WW2 British service. As Christina said above, you need...
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    HI Viv If the battalions are not listed on the...

    HI Viv
    If the battalions are not listed on the Medal Index Card, then they are usually put in the medal rolls.
    You just have to find the right ones for your Grandfather.
    They are available on...
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    Hi He was a Staff Sergeant - ...

    Hi

    He was a Staff Sergeant - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Military_rank_insignia_of_the_British_and_Commonwealth_Armies_(1920-1953)#/media/File:British_Army_(1920-1953)_OR-6.svg...
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    Hi SDGW gives this- Name: James Devine ...

    Hi

    SDGW gives this-

    Name:
    James Devine

    Birth Place:
    Glasgow
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    HI His name is Mallory Albert Marshall I...

    HI

    His name is Mallory Albert Marshall
    I would say reading that page that 178148 is ASC with 87779 being RFA
    Why his record is not copied is a mystery, I have never seen anything like that...
  24. Thread: unknown badge

    by simmo1
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    Hi If you are talking about the top badge it...

    Hi

    If you are talking about the top badge it is the 8th Army shoulder patch - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth_Army_(United_Kingdom)
    The one above his Sergeant's stripes I am not sure about,...
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    Hi The ship after Revenge was this -...

    Hi

    The ship after Revenge was this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hannibal_(1896)
    regards

    Robert
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