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Forces War Record Royal Army Medical Corps.

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Maureen Report 14 Nov 2013 18:32


I am looking for the ward record of Charles Kingslesy COLWILL he was a Doctor if anyone has access to the Forces War Record Site.

Listed as Captain C L COLWILL 1939 Royal Army Medical Corps

Thank you


Maureen Report 14 Nov 2013 18:48

Error in posting Captain C K Colwill not C L


George_of_Westbury Report 14 Nov 2013 18:59

What are you expecting to see on Forces War Records site?

If its his service records, then sorry you will not find them on there, these records are still held by the MOD.

This is what shows on the F W R site

First Name:




Campaign Medals:
War Medal 1939-1945

war medal 1939-1945As with most Armed Forces Serving Personal during the conflict of World War Two, C K Colwill was entitled to the War Medal 1939-1945. This medal was awarded to all full time service personnel who had completed 28 days service between 3rd September 1939 and the 2nd September 1945. Eligible personnel who had been “Mentioned In Despatches” during the War were entitled to wear a bronze oak leaf emblem on the ribbon. Those eligible for a campaign star, yet who had their service cut short by death, wounds or capture by the enemy, still qualified for this medal.

1939-45 Star

1939-45 starC K Colwill was awarded the 1939-45 Star for operational Service in the Second World War between 3rd September 1939, and 2nd September 1945.

C K Colwill would have been awarded this star if their service period was terminated by their death or disability due to service. Also the award of a gallantry medal or “Mention In Despatches” also produced the award of this medal, regardless of their service duration.

Fighter Aircraft Crew who took part in the Battle of Britain (10 July to 31 October 1940) were awarded the "Battle of Britain" bar to this medal. In undress uniform, a silver-gilt rosette was worn on the medal ribbon to denote the award of this clasp.



George_of_Westbury Report 14 Nov 2013 19:14

To obtain service records look at these links, you will need to be NOK or have the permission of NOK to obtain them. They cost £30-00 and can take upto 12 months to get them.



Maureen Report 14 Nov 2013 19:18

Thank you for your replies,

I thought you would pay to view record and see where he served during war years.

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 14 Nov 2013 23:19

That site is very misleading. No -one, apart from MOD will have WW2 service records


Denis Report 15 Nov 2013 11:38

It's possible to obtain information without NOK permission in certain circumstances:



Maureen Report 15 Nov 2013 18:05


Thank you for the link,i will have a look