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Sending for military records

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bighen Report 6 Mar 2013 20:43

Can anyone tell me how to apply and where to get my grandads ww1 records.I would like to send for them as i only have a small bit of info on him.



GlitterBaby Report 6 Mar 2013 20:45

Post some details as some that survive are on Ancestry

70% were lost during WW2 during the bombing raids


bighen Report 6 Mar 2013 20:51

I do use Ancestry but nothing on him just a small bit on he was a prisoner of war .
Fresh eyes are always welcome.
William James Blake this is what i already have
Blake,W.J;Pte"The Queen's"(Royal West Surrey Regiment). He joined in July 1915,and went to the Western Front the same year,taking part in many engagements,including those of Arras,Cambrai,Ypres and the Somme. He was taken prisoner in March 1918and on returning to England was transfered to the R.A.M.C;and served with them until August 1919when he was demobalised. He holds the 1914-15 Star,General service and Victory Medals. Address;13 Heron Road Willesden Middlesex. His regimental number was 15596


GlitterBaby Report 6 Mar 2013 20:56

It looks as if you will be out of luck if you have already checked on Ancestry.

I only found the medal card for my grandfather and not his service record.


bighen Report 6 Mar 2013 20:58

Ok thanks for your help,il check back later in case someone has found anything you never know


bighen Report 6 Mar 2013 21:14

I have just found an email address for the regiment so have asked their advice