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June

June Report 4 Jan 2013 16:03

Hi how would i find war records for royal army medical corps

Gins

Gins Report 4 Jan 2013 16:04

Which war...please?

June

June Report 4 Jan 2013 16:07

i think it would be the first world war

Reggie

Reggie Report 4 Jan 2013 16:30

The records which have survived for WW1 (only 30% of the total) are transcribed on Ancestry

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 4 Jan 2013 16:31

Well what are the dates /year of birth for the person you are seeking? which will help to advise you.

If you want to give names etc it can be looked at


George

June

June Report 4 Jan 2013 16:53

Hi
i'm looking for walter arthur pritchard born about 1884
4019 private royal army medical corps

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 17:05

He sounds familiar, just check if I've seen something recently ....

Yes
http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/ancestors/thread/1316195?page=0

June

June Report 4 Jan 2013 17:09

yes he was on my thread

but i am now trying to find out about how do i get war records

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 17:12

June - just a tip, if you used the "My Threads" link on the left and went back to the thread then you could just add a request to the end of it asking how to find his war records. The thread would then come to the front of the boards.

Keeps everything in context and we would have his details at hand to look for any service records.

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 4 Jan 2013 17:14

The only thing found so far is his medal card from Ancestry

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
about W A Pritchard
Name: W A Pritchard
[Walter A Pritchard]
Regiment or Corps: RAMC /2 AT, Hampshire Regiment
Regimental Number: 4019, 07386


George

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 4 Jan 2013 17:21

Cant see any connection in Service Or Pension records, but as Reggie mentioned 70% of these records were destroyed inWW2, so his might be amongst them

George

June

June Report 4 Jan 2013 17:25

hi george
i dont know what a medal card is

i sent for his daughter death cert on it it says 4019 private royal army medical corps his daughters death was 1918

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 17:30

June, a medal card shows what awards someone got in WW1 - that number 4019 corresponds to what's on the death cert.

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 4 Jan 2013 17:33

June

A medal card shows the medals he was awarded in WW1, in his case he received the standard three medals that were awarded to most who served in a war zone, affectionately known as "pip, squeak, and wilfred"

links for further explanation

http://www.fylde.demon.co.uk/pip.htm

http://www.greatwar.co.uk/medals/british-ww1-medal-records.htm

He also served with the Hampshire Regiment.

If you want the original image i can send it to you by the GR message system.

George

June

June Report 4 Jan 2013 17:41

thank you for your help that would be great

i only have the 4019 number on the cert not the other number 07386

would he have been in the ambulance sevice

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 4 Jan 2013 17:47

Cant really say about the ambulance service, suppose its possible, also perhaps when he was in the Hampshire Regiment he was a stretcher bearer, a very dangerous thing to be doing.

Will send image shortly

George

Edit image sent

June

June Report 4 Jan 2013 18:07

thank you george

how would i go about trying to send of for his army records if they still have them

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 4 Jan 2013 18:12

June

All surviving WW1 service & pension records are on Ancestry which is where i have looked, as i mentioned earlier i can only find his medal card, sorry but it looks as though his records have not survived so you will not find them anywhere else.



George

June

June Report 4 Jan 2013 18:16

thanks again for your help george at least i have learnt a bit more