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Richard ATKINSON b1879 Shadforth,Co.Durham

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Erry61 Report 30 Dec 2018 17:21

Wondering if anyone can help after looking for army service records on Ancestry which i do not subscribe to i see he was awarded Military Medal and other records were available so i go on to my Genes account and nothing is turning up about him.
so could some kind person look up the available records for me.

thank you


KathleenBell Report 30 Dec 2018 17:48

I think this is him from Findmypast:-

First name(s) Richard
Last name Atkinson
Age 34
Birth year 1880
Birth town Shadforth
Birth county Durham
Birth country England
Service number 2679
Regiment Durham Light Infantry
Unit / Battalion 8th Battalion
Year 1914
Series WO 363
Series description Wo 363 - First World War Service Records 'Burnt Documents'
Archive The National Archives
Record set British Army Service Records
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory First World War
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

I can try to send you the images in a pm. They are part of the "burnt records" so what there is on Findmypast will be all there is to find.

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 30 Dec 2018 17:56

Have now sent the images to you. There should be 10 of them.

You won't find any records on Genes as they don't keep records themselves. Findmypast is their sister company.

Kath. x


Erry61 Report 30 Dec 2018 17:59

Thank you honey
great help as usual
just waiting for images


KathleenBell Report 30 Dec 2018 18:11

You're welcome. The images are on the attachment at the bottom of my pm to you.

Kath. x