Military Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Genes Extras

Genes Reunited subscription bonuses

As a way of saying thank you to our subscribers, we have launched Genes Extras. You'll find exclusive competitions and discounts on family history magazines, days out and much more.

Take me to Genes Extras

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Edward Palfrey

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Mary

Mary Report 15 Oct 2013 16:24

can anyone please help , i am trying to find out about my great uncle, he was in the 1st WW. cpl 12827 grenadier guards .he died of his wounds in 1918.thank you regards Mary.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 15 Oct 2013 17:27

From CWGC

PALFREY, E G

Rank:
Corporal
Service No:
12827
Date of Death:
05/04/1918
Age:
29
Regiment/Service:
Grenadier Guards

1st Bn.
Awards:
M M
Grave Reference
I. J. 10.
Cemetery
GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information:
Eldest son of Charles and Emily Palfrey, of Pershore, Worcestershire.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 15 Oct 2013 17:30

Parents
Marriages Dec 1885 (>99%)

HOWES Emily Pershore 6c 537
Palfrey Charles William Pershore 6c 537

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 15 Oct 2013 17:33

1911 England Census about Edward Palfrey
Name: Edward Palfrey
Age in 1911: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Pershore, Worcestershire, England
Civil Parish: Farnborough
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England
Street Address: Blenheim Barracks, Government House, Camp Nursery, Vine Cottage, Poverty Place and Blandford House, Marlborough Lines, Aldershot
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Soldier
Military Unit: 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards
Registration District: Hartley Wintney
Registration District Number: 109
Sub-registration District: Farnborough
ED, institution, or vessel: 13-14
Household Schedule Number: 200
Piece: 6263

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 15 Oct 2013 18:52

Found nothing on Ancestry military records other than his medal card.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
about Edward G Palfrey




Name:
Edward G Palfrey

Regiment or Corps:
2nd Grenadier Guards

Regimental Number:
12827


However the Guards regiments kept their own records, so if they exist that's who will have them.

But to have search done it will cost you £33-00, which is non refundable, even if nothing is found.

Have a look at this link. Gives all the info etc.

http://www.rhqcoldmgds.co.uk/

George

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 15 Oct 2013 18:59

His headstone has been photographed by The war Graves site, you can obtain a copy for free by contacting them.

Here is the link.

http://www.britishwargraves.co.uk/page11.htm

George

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 15 Oct 2013 19:07

Interesting article here, someone else was making a request for information about him, in 2010.
Scroll down the page to find the article
Link

http://www.circlecity.co.uk/wartime/board/index.php?page=120

Note you will have seen he was awarded the Military Medal, info will be in the London Gazette

George

Mary

Mary Report 15 Oct 2013 20:51

thank you all very much for all your help . regards Mary.

Raymond

Raymond Report 13 Mar 2014 17:17

Mary
Are you still researching Edward Palfrey, he was my Great Grandfather, I do have other information with regards to his family and military service.
Ray

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 13 Mar 2014 20:14

Raymond, Mary doesn't appear to be a frequent user of the community boards so is unlikely to see your post

Click on her board name and send her a personal message (PM),

GR will then send her an email letting her know that she has a message

Roy

Mary

Mary Report 18 Mar 2014 15:30

Hi Raymond, sorry to bother you ,i'm afraid i've deleted your messages to me by mistake ,can you send me a quick message then i can keep in touch with you. sorry again ,it must be an age thing. best regards Mary.

Mary

Mary Report 18 Mar 2014 15:32

Hi Raymond, sorry to bother you ,i'm afraid i've deleted your messages to me by mistake ,can you send me a quick message then i can keep in touch with you. sorry again ,it must be an age thing. best regards Mary.

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 19 Mar 2014 11:10

Mary - click on Raymond's name and send him a message off-board. It's probably more reliable/quicker than waiting for him to check for new posts on your thread.