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Army Records with only name and dob to go on

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CasCas Report 10 May 2020 16:15


Please could someone tell me if its possible to find anything out about a persons army Records from just his date of birth? We do not have any other information Other than he was in the army during WW2

His details are Birth: Leonard SALE 15/03/1920 Hemsworth. Died 1972 Huddersfield. I know he was married and had 5 children (we have that information).

Any advice very much appreciated. Thankyou
Cassie :-)


ArgyllGran Report 10 May 2020 16:51

Army records after 1920 are not online.

Subject to certain criteria (see link below), which may or may not apply to you and what info you have, records can be applied for, at a cost of £30 (non-refundable). They would be sent by post, and can take several months to be processed under normal circumstances, and possibly longer at present.

Forces-war-records site shows a few men named L Sale in WW2, but you need a sub to see details, and I'm not sure how much that would tell you. You might be able to figure out which was the right one, and maybe find out a service number to help you if sending for a copy of his record as above:

You might find some mention of him in a local newspaper of the time.


CasCas Report 10 May 2020 17:05

Thanks ArgyllGran

I'll take a look :-D :-D


ErikaH Report 11 May 2020 17:24

You don't need a service number if you have the exact D.O.B.


ErikaH Report 11 May 2020 17:29

Marriages Sep 1913 (>99%)
Rothery Alice Sale Wakefield 9c 91
Sale Harry Rothery Wakefield 9c 91

Harry Sale 02 Feb 1882 Male Fire Clay Miner (Below Go Heavy Work Married 52 1
Alice Sale 26 Jun 1886 Female Unpaid Domestic Duti Married 52 2
The record for this person is officially closed.


Maddie Report 12 May 2020 12:05

from fmp
Last name Sale
Age -
Birth year -
Birth place -
Attestation year 1938
Service number 1539338
Former service number -
Record set Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942