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Tasker of the 3rd lincolnshire regt

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Sandra Report 23 Mar 2014 11:15

Hi How do i found the service record for John Henry Tasker born about 1882 at Gainsborough. In 1901 he is Cherton kent ref rg13 folio 23. Idid found ome information which i the fllowing

age at atterstation months 5
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: years18
born year 1882
attesatation day30
:::::::::::::::::::::month 6 year 1900

also has attestation camp 3rd lincolnshire regt
attestation soldier number 4829

soldier number 4829
box record number 340

Please how do i found out more about john ervice records

Thank you Sandy


Porkie_Pie Report 23 Mar 2014 12:07

There is a service record for him on findmypast British Army Service Records 1760-1915,

I can see nothing on Ancestry for him in WW1 and no WW1 medal card for him on the national archives web site so he may have been invalided out before or very early durin WW1 had he continued to serve durin WW1 his service WW1 records (should? ) all have survived along with his previous records but that was not always the case, abt 60/70% of WW1 army service records (excluding medal cards) where distroyed in WW2 bombings



Sandra Report 23 Mar 2014 14:36

Hi Roy
thanks for that will give it a try Thank you andy


KathleenBell Report 23 Mar 2014 15:43

On the Findmypast record his next of kin is his father, Henry Tasker, 86 Lea Road, Gainsborough.

John Henry is 5 ft. 6 1/2 inches, 113 lbs., chest measurement 32", maximum Chest expansion 34 1/2 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair. Church of England. Single.

His last employers were Messrs. Marshall, Sons and Co. Gainsborough. His trade was a Moulder.

He was born in the parish of Holy Trinity, Gainsborough. At the time of attestation was living in the parish of St. John's, Gainsborough.

Attested 30th June 1900.
Embodied 1st August 1900.

He had been rejected at an earlier date for military service because he was under chest size and weight for military service.

There are 4 images in his service record and there is no other information on them apart from the above.

Kath. x


Sandra Report 28 Mar 2014 06:36

HI Kath

Thank you for thr information,orry i took a few days to reply but i have had my grandchildren to look after.

Thabk you andy