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John Hull

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veggie

veggie Report 20 Mar 2013 14:51

Trying to find ww1 records for John Hull service no 71917 DVR RE as stated on 1920 ER as absent voter living/address Harry Lodges Lane Gillingham Dorset.(family home)
thanks for any help
veggie

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 20 Mar 2013 15:55

Ive looked at the WW1 records on Ancestry, not seeing any records with the info you have given, be it medal card, Pension or service records, but be aware that apart from medal cards over 70% of these records were destroyed in WW2

However if he served after 1920 there is the possibility his records are still held by the MOD, so not yet in the public domain, in which case they have to be applied for.

Have a look on this link it explains who & how to apply for them. but i have to say they cos t £30-00 but free to the person themselves/widow, and can take 9 months to obtain them

Link

http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/army.html

George

veggie

veggie Report 20 Mar 2013 17:51

Thank you for that George I dont no if he served after 1920, but will try the link above.
veggie

Fredk

Fredk Report 20 Mar 2013 19:03

You may find this site intersting
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk