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military records / Battle of the Somme

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Nathan Report 8 Dec 2012 19:30

Hi all
just paid for access to the millitary records on site after having found from a relative my great grandfather fought at the Somme.
I really want to find out more about this but I'm getting nothing

Roland spurden 1895 to c1980

also my grandfather served in the navy in WW2 but again nothing?

Rowland Spurden 1926to ?

can anyone help?

thanks :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 Dec 2012 20:08

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
about Rowland Spurden Name: Rowland Spurden
Regiment or Corps: Machine Gun Corps
Regimental Number: 57547

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 Dec 2012 20:16

Nothing else coming up I'm afraid , but bear in mind a lot of records were destroyed by fire.


George_of_Westbury Report 8 Dec 2012 20:37

Just to add, GR do not have WW1 service records these are on Ancestry only.

WW2 service records are not online they are still held by the authorities, and only available to the person themselves if still living, or to NOK which has to be proven.

They cost to NOK is £30-00 but at the moment they are taking 9 months to get them.

I cant post the link to the site at the moment i seem to have a problem accessing it, but if you google " Veterans Agency" you should find all the info there, unless its the site thats down at the moment.


Edit this is the veterans agency link it might work for you.


Reggie Report 8 Dec 2012 21:16

70% of WW1 records were destroyed during WW2, as a result of enemy action, so if anyone finds a relative's WW1 records, they are very fortunate.

Those records are not, in any case, on GR


Reggie Report 8 Dec 2012 21:18

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006

Name: Rowland Spurden
Birth Date: 21 Oct 1894
Date of Registration: Jan 1984
Age at Death: 89
Registration district: Bradford
Inferred County: Yorkshire
Volume: 4
Page: 120


West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
Name: Rowland Spurdens
Birth Date: 21 Oct 1894
Parish: Holbeck, St Luke
Baptism Date: 16 Dec 1894
Father's Name: James Albert Spurdens
Mother's Name: Jane Elizabeth Spurdens


Nathan Report 8 Dec 2012 21:48

Thank you all very much I'm kind of new to this

is there anything useful I can search for within the GR military records?

I'm trying to get back and find somone at the Battle of Waterloo but this is proving much more difficult than I thought


Reggie Report 8 Dec 2012 22:12

Most of us only have the basic GR membership, so don't know what GR claims to have in the way of records.

BUT........nothing they have is exclusive - it all comes from other sites.

For the Battle of Waterloo, you're probably going to need to use the National Archives for the link