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Offline Marble town

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Military history
« on: Friday 22 December 17 22:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi can anyone tell me how to research an ancestors military history please.  I know he was in the British military but don't know where to go online to research records. Thank you

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Offline KGarrad

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Re: Military history
« Reply #1 on: Friday 22 December 17 22:56 GMT (UK) »
Rather depends on when?

If he was serving after 1920, then service records are still with the MOD.
WW1 Service Records, if they survived a bomb during WW2, are available on Ancestry, FindMyPast, etc.
Boer War records are available online.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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