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WW1 record guidance
« on: Friday 08 December 17 12:07 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to find the best way to get a bit more information on a Royal Air Force member with no 280535 from 1918.    Their name is John Michael Hendrick born 1970 Cappoquin, Ireland. 

There is a possibility that he has a wife by the name of Mary.

I have his parent details & birth record but have no idea what happened to him in what I'm assuming is WW1.

Any guidance to point me in the right direction would be appreciated - I have been given the MOD site.  I was hoping there are other avenues to search.

Thanks.

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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #1 on: Friday 08 December 17 12:14 GMT (UK) »
If he was still serving after 1920 then the MOD is the only place you will find his service record.
Looking at his age is it correct to say he has previous service before joining the RAF ?
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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #2 on: Friday 08 December 17 12:17 GMT (UK) »
If he was still serving after 1920 then the MOD is the only place you will find his service record.
Looking at his age is it correct to say he has previous service before joining the RAF ?

I wouldn't know about any prior service.  This is the only info I've been able to find other than birth records.  I'm not even sure if he survived the war.

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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #3 on: Friday 08 December 17 12:31 GMT (UK) »
His RAF record is on FindMyPast.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 December 17 14:09 GMT (UK) »
His RAF record lists his name as just 'John Hendrick'  ;)

He apparently died 22 November 1924
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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #5 on: Friday 08 December 17 22:46 GMT (UK) »
Copyright etc restrictions prevent me posting the full image, but this snippet should give you the essentials
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Towcester/Weedon - ALLEN, BASFORD, MAY       Fakenham - WILLIAMSON       Hempton - WRIGHT, LOVELL       Bethnal Green - MONKS and LARCHER
Southwark - MOUNT, BOWBRICK        Clonakilty to Southwark -  CRISPIN      Lambeth - LYON       Hoxton - WALTERS     Gwennap - JAMES, GRAY, TREWARTHA       Antrim - CORDNER, SANDYS         Peru - SOTELO, MOREY, BASELLI

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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 16 December 17 10:22 GMT (UK) »
I have a replacement of my Great grandfathers discharge paper, it tells me he has a DCM it’s the only fact I have no explanation  of how it was achieved, anyone able to help with this. I can pm all relevant info on discharge papers if anyone could help.

Sgt James Campbell 24324 Highland Light Infintry
Enlistment 27/07/14
Aged 22
Served with colours to 4/3/1919
Discharged 31/3/1920
Cause of Discharge general demobilisation  looks like para392.

I also bought his medal card
On this it’s says 10 batt Hli
Therater War first served France
Date on entering therater 11/12/15

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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 16 December 17 10:54 GMT (UK) »
I have a replacement of my Great grandfathers discharge paper, it tells me he has a DCM itís the only fact I have no explanation  of how it was achieved, anyone able to help with this. I can pm all relevant info on discharge papers if anyone could help

The next place to look would be on one of the paysites (Anc of FindMyPast) to see if his service record survives as it should give more information.  If you post his name, service number and regiment we can do some digging.

If that fails, then regimental diaries or local newspapers may have information.

All the best
Philip

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Towcester/Weedon - ALLEN, BASFORD, MAY       Fakenham - WILLIAMSON       Hempton - WRIGHT, LOVELL       Bethnal Green - MONKS and LARCHER
Southwark - MOUNT, BOWBRICK        Clonakilty to Southwark -  CRISPIN      Lambeth - LYON       Hoxton - WALTERS     Gwennap - JAMES, GRAY, TREWARTHA       Antrim - CORDNER, SANDYS         Peru - SOTELO, MOREY, BASELLI

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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 16 December 17 11:16 GMT (UK) »
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