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  1. hi Keith, thanks .. yes that would fit with...

    hi Keith,
    thanks ..
    yes that would fit with being an Artillery regiment , Lizzie , have you got a date of birth , place of birth , marriage details , all of this helps enormously if you are...
  2. Hi All B.S.M. Battalion Sergeant Major ? ...

    Hi All
    B.S.M. Battalion Sergeant Major ?

    I hope that helps

    Dean
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    hi Alison a quick 'google' of Boots cash...

    hi Alison
    a quick 'google' of Boots cash chemist , has a lot of detail , it looks like this is how Boots the drugs company expanded into what we would now call 'high street ' shops etc .
    Hope that...
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    Hi Owl , many thanks , I will have a look Dean

    Hi Owl , many thanks , I will have a look

    Dean
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    hi Lesley thanks , we are scouring the EKG ,...

    hi Lesley

    thanks , we are scouring the EKG , but obviously certain things were not reported , but we are finding a lot of information from the local papers
    Dean
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    Plane crash sites and bombing reports

    Hi All
    I hope you are all ok , a new project for me and our village , I have asked local residents for their stories etc about the village during WW2 , many surprises all ready .

    A common...
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    Royal warwickshire regiment WW2 - medals ?

    Good morning All
    I have posted previously on the details of my grandfather Ernest Coles serving with the Warwickshire regiment .
    During WW2 , apart from the General war medal and 1939 -45 star ,...
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    Hi All thanks for all your help , I have spoken...

    Hi All
    thanks for all your help , I have spoken to the relatives and yes as you have said,it is the one in cemetery lane , It would be nice to find some information out about what regiments etc...
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    Camp - Woodmancote , west sussex

    Morning All ,
    to set the scene ! .. My fathers younger sister has said that at the end of WW2 and some time after , their Mother and neighbours use to collect food parcels thrown over the 'wire' or...
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    Hi thanks for your help , the POW is news to...

    Hi
    thanks for your help , the POW is news to us...
    the nephew can apply for the record and is willing to do so, but its a long waiting list , especially after all the requests for WW1 .

    Thanks...
  11. Thread: William McIntyre

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    Hi not a great deal of help I am afraid ,...

    Hi
    not a great deal of help I am afraid , except to say that the term 'moulder ' , his fathers occupation, related to the brick making industry , hopefully this may help .
    Dean
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    Norway liberation

    Hi
    I am helping to research a soldier that was involved in the liberation of Norway 8th May 1945 , he was

    Private Bernard O'Connor T56963 Driver . RASC.

    2 questions .. Can anyone shed on...
  13. Thread: Bishenden POW ?

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    Hi Thanks for the extra info , I now have quite a...

    Hi Thanks for the extra info , I now have quite a bit on him and the camps were he was , thank you all again

    Dean
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    Lesley , thankyou .. I have been trying for hours...

    Lesley , thankyou .. I have been trying for hours to search that site , your instructions were great .

    Dean
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    hi Thanks for your help , yes I have checked...

    hi
    Thanks for your help , yes I have checked both sites , Grandeguerre , is to say the least a very difficult site to navigate , I have been told it is also incomplete ,just my luck ! .


    The NA...
  16. Thread: Bishenden POW ?

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    Bishenden POW ?

    Hi All
    a mystery , I am researching a local Fallen soldier from our village :

    Leonard Bishenden born 1899 ,Newington ,Kent died 8th September 1918 ,France
    33rd machine Gun Corps no 115396...
  17. hi Nigel I would suggest that the lads in the...

    hi Nigel

    I would suggest that the lads in the photo were not serving in France , but in the east , I found this on the 2nd leic.

    they served in France and Flanders, Mesopotamia and...
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    Good morning maybe worth contacting : 21...

    Good morning

    maybe worth contacting :
    21 Engineer Regiment RE is a regiment of the British Army's Royal Engineers. It is based at Claro Barracks, Ripon, Catterick Garrison in Yorkshire.
    ...
  19. morning Nicknac Another avenue would be to...

    morning Nicknac

    Another avenue would be to contact the Royal engineers museum and archive at Brompton , Gillingham , Kent .

    They would have details on the unit and regiment , but not on the...
  20. Thread: Complete novice.

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    hi Gary found this : Alfred Penfold PO (pilot...

    hi Gary

    found this : Alfred Penfold PO (pilot officer) service no 934377 , served 1939 -1945 , RAF Tangmere .

    all ways the chance of more than one Albert Penfold , so you will need some extra...
  21. Thread: Complete novice.

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    Gary ,sorry ,I missed the obvious this morning ,...

    Gary ,sorry ,I missed the obvious this morning , rushing !
    Peter Goodey , posted this advice for me yesterday , it was very helpful
    "Records of RAF airmen who served after 1939, and of men whose...
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    record of a constable

    hi

    can anyone help ? , I am trying to establish if Fredrick Albert Eldridge b.1871 , still lived /served in Headcorn ,kent as a police constable after 1911 ( census ) .

    And if he did , was he...
  23. Thread: Complete novice.

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    Morning Gary yes it is possible , depending...

    Morning Gary

    yes it is possible , depending on how unique his surname is etc , and if his record exists , are you asking about WW1 ?

    If you put his details ,as much as you know , birth date ,...
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    Hi Peter Thanks for that ,I will have a look...

    Hi Peter

    Thanks for that ,I will have a look .
    Dean
  25. Thread: RAF no trace

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    RAF no trace

    Hi All

    can you help ? , I have been told that George Alfred Herbert born 15th August 1906 , Rochester ,Kent served in WW2 with the RAF , we believe he was ground crew , at the time the family...
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