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

UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, Help

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Colette

Colette Report 11 Nov 2013 12:45

Hi could someone have a look at these records on Ancestry for me there are a few William Ralston's or W Ralston's I would like to see, my Grandfather was born in Liverpool 1912 if it helps as I don't know what information is on these records

Thank you Col xx

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 11 Nov 2013 15:03

Yes there are many W Ralston or William in these records, most of them relate to dates before your grandfather was born. Even so none of the records tell when a person was born or where, they just give what medal they were entitled/received

Seeing he was born in 1912,I'm guessing he would have served in WW2, in which case there no records which relate to a William or W Ralston in these records

So do you know for definite that he served in the military in WW2 or even before.or after

If so his service records are not in the public domain, still held by the MOD, but they can be applied for by NOK or someone who has the permission of NOK. But you need to know which branch of the military he served in



I know this is not your person but I give an example of what the transcription mentions in these records


UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949
about P Ralston




Name:
P Ralston

Campaign or Service:
Palestine

Service Date:
1936-1939

Service Location:
Palestine

Regiment or Unit Name:
The Cameronians

Regimental Number:
3243745

On the original image no further details are given


George