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Service records and medical records
« on: Wednesday 15 November 17 10:42 GMT (UK) »
Hello everyone,desperately trying to find out as much as possible about my great grandad John Robert Alcock,I received some good information but desperately needing more,like his service record,wounded or medical records or pension records or any mentions anywhere,he went into the 53rd ysb middlesex regiment  number 56538,but saw action with the 9th fusiliers,on his medal says Pte J.R Alcock G/S 79037,help would be very much appreciated.from Mark

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Re: Service records and medical records
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 10:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi

You don't give any indication as to when he served.  When was he born
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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 10:50 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Service records and medical records
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 11:11 GMT (UK) »
The very detailed information you have received on the other thread is all there is to be found in terms of service records for your man.  Jim1 addressed the question of service records and medical records comprehensively so it is difficult to know what else you think there may be.

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Rosie highlighted the previous thread - well worth checking that if anyone else wishes to help out.
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Re: Service records and medical records
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 11:15 GMT (UK) »
He was born in 1900 in Hastings,Sussex, and I found out he served from 15/7/1918 until 31/8/1918,I received great information,but trying to find out if there is anything else I can find out about him,his service record was probably in the burnt files,but just wondering if there is anything about being wounded,or discharge papers or anyother mentions,I've started hitting brick walls on trying to find out.

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 11:37 GMT (UK) »
Discharge papers would have formed part of his service record which has not survived.  Details of wounding, or clues to something occurring, would be found in the war diary which jim1 has already scoured.  You might wish to download it from the National Archives at  http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7352684  There were many casualties on a number of days in August 1918 but, as is normal, none of the other ranks are mentioned by name.
Brick walls with Great War serviceman are, unfortunately, not uncommon.

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