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

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    " 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...

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    "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...

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    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...

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

    regards

    Robert
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    Hi Pediculosis -...

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    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,...

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

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    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...

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

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    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...
  11. Hi He was a Staff Sergeant - ...

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    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 ...

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    SDGW gives this-

    Name:
    James Devine

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

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

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    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 -...

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

    Robert
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    Hi "HAA/S (scratched out? significant?) =...

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    "HAA/S (scratched out? significant?) = Heavy Anti-Aircraft Supply? What is "9419B" following that?"

    S may mean searchlight, the bit after it is probably an army reference.

    "joined the...
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    HI With MID's I don't think you will find more...

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    With MID's I don't think you will find more out, unless there is something in his service record. Looking at the war diary will show what went on at that time and may have some mention, but may...
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    Hi As stated above, there are two people...

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    As stated above, there are two people listed in WW1 pension ledgers and index cards on Ancestry, so you have to pick the one that says 28/11/18- Corporal 715214 in the RFA - date is probably an...
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    Hi The London Gazette is very hard to search...

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    The London Gazette is very hard to search with sometimes, you have to muck around with what you put in.
    Here it is - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34904/supplement/4584 . I think...
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    HI Matt That is the thing, with WW2 there is...

    HI Matt

    That is the thing, with WW2 there is not too much online at all.
    His MiD is in the London Gazette - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-notices
    If he died during the war he would be on...
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    HI That has got me stumped, I have no idea...

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    That has got me stumped, I have no idea what is written after KR.
    Can you post a bit more of those two lines, to the left, so we can read both lines fully?
    This is what a book of KR looks...
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    HI "then the Australian Navy" - WW2 Australian...

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    "then the Australian Navy" - WW2 Australian Navy records are online at NAA.gov.au but are only a couple of pages.
    FWR gets some of their records from NA UK and a lot from free sites like...
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    HI KR refers to Kings Regulations, so he must...

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    KR refers to Kings Regulations, so he must have had some skill in mining that was needed at the time. Either that or they just needed miners at that time???
    By the 50's weren't the mines in a...
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    Hi Maybe some clues here -...

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    Maybe some clues here - http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=426984.0
    If like other countries, you will not find much online yet.
    Getting service records will answer your...
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    Hi VC action- read here -...

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    VC action- read here - https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/105697-sgt-robert-bye-vc/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bye - the book mentioned here may have more information
    Find the war...
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