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cant find war records. h foulkes-n preece

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Deirdre Report 18 Feb 2014 21:00

hi i have tried to find war records for harold foulkes born 1894 his service in the 1914=18 from staffordshire and norman preece 2rd war born 1919 on his marriage cert he gives the number 5051640 also from staffordshire.
could anyone help me as i cant find them in the records. thanks dee

harold Foulkes was from longton stoke-on-trent born 1894 mother margaret father george but he had died. harold was single. I think he had the mons star,

thank you if anyone can help Dee


Porkie_Pie Report 18 Feb 2014 21:15

Soldiers who served after 1920 are not online, they are still held by the MOD,

You can apply for them, It costs £30 for his basic info and can take between 6 to 9 months to recieve them.

This link below has all the info you need in order to apply including the forms you will need to send off .



Porkie_Pie Report 18 Feb 2014 21:18

Where have you looked for Harold's service record?

abt 70% of service records were distroyed in WW2 bombing so you may not find them,

What other details do you have for him?

Their are 2 possible records on Ancestry and i don't have subs but if you can give more details for him someone who does may have a look,

who was his parents?

Did he get married whilst serving, and who too, any children born whilst serving?



GlitterBaby Report 18 Feb 2014 21:22

What evidence do you have that Harold served in WW1


DazedConfused Report 19 Feb 2014 11:34

Also for those who served after WW1 and before WW2 even those records are not complete. I know I tried to find my grandfathers records, only to be told that they either did not have them or they may have been mis-filed!!!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 19 Feb 2014 12:11

Posting for elimination purposes. Don't think either are for your man

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 about Harold Foulkes
Name: Harold Foulkes
Estimated birth year: abt 1896
Age at enlistment: 19
Residence: 248 Vraanet St, Ardwick Manchester
Document Year: 1915
Regimental Number: 28609
Regiment Name: SBM Reg??
Number of Images: 9

19 yrs, 10 months on 20 Aug 1915
NOK his father Frederick Foulkes.

British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920 about Harold Foulkes
Name: Harold Foulkes
Document Year: 1919
Regimental Number: 87969
Regiment Name: Royal Defence Corps
Number of Images: 18

Joined 7 Jun 1917 in Wrexahm. Permanent address in 1919 - 3 Victoria Terrace, Wrexham


Porkie_Pie Report 19 Feb 2014 12:31

I think "SBM Reg" is mis-transcribed

these are from TNA

Medal card of Foulkes, Harold
Corps Regiment No Rank
>>>Manchester Regiment<<<< 28609 Private

Medal card of Foulkes, Harold
Corps Regiment No Rank
South Wales Borderers 49559 Private
Royal Defence Corps 87969 Private



Deirdre Report 19 Feb 2014 22:11

Thank you porkie- pie for your info. will put more info on and see what happens Detictive thank you but the ones you found are not him, but thank you for looking,



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Feb 2014 00:11

Not to worry - your Harold Foulkes' records are likely to be amongst the burnt 70%.