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Arthur t whiteley

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Sheila Report 7 Dec 2020 14:35

I have tried in vain to find any information about my father I laws war record and I wondered if anyone could help
His full name was Arthur Taylor Whiteley and he was born in Barnsley in 1910 he survived the Second World War and I am guessing was in a Yorkshire reg
Can anyone offer any advise of where I can look for more information


greyghost Report 7 Dec 2020 14:55

WW2 records are still held by the MOD - have a look at the site below as to how to obtain the records. They cost £30 still I believe and can take some months to arrive.

I've read that at some point in 2021 the process is going online and will be made easier.


greyghost Report 7 Dec 2020 15:03

Having said that there is this very limited record on Find My Past - they have some RA Attestation records - if this is him !

Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942

First name(s) Arthur Taylor
Last name Whiteley
Age -
Birth year -
Birth place -
Attestation year 1940
Service number 1675196
Former service number -
Record set Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Regimental & Service Records
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

The image shows he was discharged 27.2.1946 as he had reached the age limit


Sheila Report 7 Dec 2020 15:03

Thank you very much for your help greyhost that’s a big help


Sheila Report 7 Dec 2020 15:07

Grey ghost you are good thank you again well done