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Help needed!! No service number( POW)
« on: Saturday 28 October 17 15:32 BST (UK) »
Hello all!

Would really appreciate some help or advice!

My granddad William John Jones, believed to have served with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers during WW2 was also POW.
 I have no service number.. wrote to the Mod, unfortunately they're unable to trace him. I understand he lied about his age to enlist. Family members believe he may have gone to India. All I have is one photo and his birth & death certificate. Would love some advice! Thank you all

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Re: Help needed!! No service number( POW)
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 October 17 15:44 BST (UK) »
Can we establish which branch of the MOD you wrote to - specifically was it the Army Personnel Centre at Glasgow??

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Re: Help needed!! No service number( POW)
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 October 17 15:56 BST (UK) »
Yes Army Personnel Centre, Glasgow.

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Re: Help needed!! No service number( POW)
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 October 17 17:06 BST (UK) »
Oh dear, if they were not able to find him by the details you provided then I'm not sure what would work, despite what some sites may tell you, his records will not be on line.

Not helpful I'm afraid. hopefully someone will rock up wit a decent idea!

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Re: Help needed!! No service number( POW)
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 October 17 20:12 BST (UK) »
Thought it would be worth a try. Would of been,easier, if I had a service number. Makes it difficult to find him and he lied about his age
..so makes it even more difficult. My dad remembers playing with his medals that we no longer have anymore. He believes it to be The Burma Star. But not 100% sure.Thank you for your reply thou.

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Re: Help needed!! No service number( POW)
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 29 October 17 11:03 GMT (UK) »
Does nt sound like he was a prisoner in Europe but there is the following
W J Jones Royal Welsh Fusiliers army no 3958617
POW number 20111 Stalag 1V A Hohenstein, Hesse.
Infantry Record Office, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Unlikely to be him if he served in the east, where was he born?

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Re: Help needed!! No service number( POW)
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 29 October 17 17:07 GMT (UK) »
Straw clutching.

Both the 1st and 2nd Battalions RWF served in the Far East.  While they will not have his records, it might be that the Royal Welch museum would have something on Far East POWs.  Worth an email to the contact ??  http://www.rwfmuseum.org.uk/soldier-record.html

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Re: Help needed!! No service number( POW)
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 29 October 17 17:28 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Max and Cathy

Cathy :
 
Checked that service number already...no luck unfortunately.  He was from Caernafon.

Max:

I Was in contact with someone from the Royal Welsh forum..recently they explained that to his knowledge that no Fusiliers were captured. But I will make contact with museum..see what they have to say.Visited there,some years ago now. Might go again, when I visit the family in Wales.

Thank you both