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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 17 Mar 2013 16:42

You're welcome, Atlanta. Happy hunting.

Denis

Denis Report 17 Mar 2013 09:26

In fact the position regarding applications for WW2 service records by those other than next of kin is explained in great detail here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence/about/publication-scheme#service-records---requests-for-service-records-of-deceased-service-personnel-and-home-guard

Atlanta

Atlanta Report 12 Mar 2013 12:37

thank you

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 12 Mar 2013 11:28

A tips thread that, hopefully will be of help, too:
http://www.genesreunited.co.za/boards/board/genealogy_chat/thread/1183513

Atlanta

Atlanta Report 12 Mar 2013 11:14

thank you for your help

Reggie

Reggie Report 11 Mar 2013 22:42

It must be pointed out that only the serviceman/woman or his/her proven next of kin can apply for WW2 records, and that they cost £30.00, unless the applicant is the person whose records they are, or his/her widow/er.

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 11 Mar 2013 21:56

You can find records for men who served in the Boer War on the FindmyPast website

mgnv

mgnv Report 11 Mar 2013 17:05

The Boer War was an all-volunteer force.

Conscription was in effect 1916-1919, with the last conscriptee released in 1920.

Conscription was in effect 1939-1960, with the last conscriptee released in 1963.
During WW2, women were liable for conscription. Not all conscriptees were put into the armed services - 10% of males were forced to work in coal mines, with the last of these released in 1948.

Atlanta

Atlanta Report 11 Mar 2013 13:17

Thank you so much again

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 11 Mar 2013 13:15

Google Boer War as many sites are available

Just one of many that can be found

http://www.boer-war.com/Military/British/TroopArrivals.html


WW1 records are on Ancestry but 70% were lost during WW2

You can apply for WW2 records on this site

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

Atlanta

Atlanta Report 11 Mar 2013 12:59

Hi does anyone know of a free mililtary site for WW1 and WW2 also were records kept for the Boar War, were men subscripted?

Atlanta