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William bownas

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Susan

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

GlitterBaby Report 15 Jan 2014 20:29

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

GlitterBaby

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

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
Susn

Potty

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.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/war-diaries-ww1.htm