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Durham Light Infantry

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Theresa Report 11 Nov 2012 13:35

Does anyone know where the millitary records for the disbanded Durham Light Infantry are held, also, will I be able to see my fathers millitary records. Someone told me they are confidential, but as he is deceased why wouldnt I be able to see them.


brummiejan Report 11 Nov 2012 13:42

Did he fight in WW2? I know for sure these records can be accessed by NOK. If his spouse, I think they are free, but others - such as yourself - have to pay.
I suggest you change your heading to 'military records' - it looks like you are asking about driving licences/car tax!!


GlitterBaby Report 11 Nov 2012 13:43

Tells you how to apply for WW2 records


GlitterBaby Report 11 Nov 2012 13:44

Have you looked at this site


Porkie_Pie Report 11 Nov 2012 13:48

Theresa, What is DVLA? I understand it to be Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency

Army records for WW1 are on Ancestry but only abt 30% survive you can access soldiers records from abt 1920 onwards




KathleenBell Report 11 Nov 2012 16:14

Have a look here:-

Kath. x


Reggie Report 12 Nov 2012 10:34

You can apply for your father's service records if you are his next of kin. They will cost £30.00, and take several months to arrive. However, if his widow is living, she can apply, and will not have to pay for them

I assume you meant to put DLI for your title?


Theresa Report 13 Nov 2012 15:45

Thanks everyone, I did of course mean DLI, not DVLI, sorry for the mistake, LOL. My father did fight in WW2, so I will checkout all the information you have given me, Thanks again, Theresa.


JustDinosaurJill Report 13 Nov 2012 23:00

Hi Theresa. Why don't you correct the title or even change it to Durham Light Infantry?

You need to click on Edit on your original post which will allow you to make any alterations including the title.

Hope this helps.



Tudor Report 14 Nov 2012 01:02

Some WW1 records can be found, more (I think) than 30%. I found a fair number of images of a cousin's service from 1914 to 1922. Also, to the best of my knowledge, efforts are being made, using modern techniques, to restore others. The bulk of the damage to WW 1 records was made by water, not fire, so it may be that others will become available.


bob Report 22 Nov 2012 20:18

There is a Durham Light Infantry Museum In Durham City , But records are kept next door at Durham County Record Office The Museum + Record Office are a short ride from city itself or a 15 minute walk The staff at both offices are very helpful ,the record office is very family history orientated. I seem to remember the record office opens Tuesday to Thursday 9am--4pm. I should book a n appointment if possible Regards BobB.