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William bownas

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Susan Report 15 Jan 2014 19:50

I m trying to find the military record for William bownas born 1888 in hawkshead, Cumbria.
I have no details apart from a reference in an old letter!!!
Thank you very much


GlitterBaby Report 15 Jan 2014 20:29

At the moment I can find him on 1911 still at home


GlitterBaby Report 15 Jan 2014 20:31

No idea if right man

Medal Card

Name: William Bownas

Regiment or Corps: Liverpool Regiment

Regimental Number: 34125


Susan Report 15 Jan 2014 20:37

Hi glitter baby
Thank you...I've no idea either!!!
I haven't done much military research and no idea how to proceed
It has given me something to work on though.
Thank you


Potty Report 16 Jan 2014 13:52

Unless he had a middle name, that is the only medal card coming up - so it looks as if his Army records is among the 70% which didn't survive.

You could see if the War Diary for that regiment is one of the ones on the National Archives site, although not many ordinary soldiers seem to be mentioned by name in the one that I have looked at.