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Title: armed forces
Post by: bearireland on Wednesday 28 July 04 07:47 BST (UK)
does any one know how to find out which regiment
a particular person was in my ggrandfather was in
armed forces for 45 years and i cant find any
 trace of him any where
bearireland
Title: Re: armed forces
Post by: bloo-peepers on Wednesday 28 July 04 09:13 BST (UK)
Hi Bear, if your GGrandfather fought in the first world war, you could try this link

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/default.htm

You are able to look up Medal Index Cards for soldiers who fought in the 1st world war.  Of course it helps if your soldier has an unusual name, and only surnames A to N are available at the moment.

Another website I have found invaluable is

http://1914-1918.org/forum/
The guys here are really knowledable, and were able to tell me my great grandfathers regiment from a photograph of him in uniform.

God luck with your search
best wishes
Di xx
Title: Re: armed forces
Post by: bearireland on Wednesday 28 July 04 10:32 BST (UK)
helo di
my ggrandfather started his service 1n about 1875-78
i have been told he was in the
queens royal expaditionary mounted blacks and served in india but i can find no refrances and am not sure
were to look next
bearireland    (diane) :) :)
Title: Re: armed forces
Post by: Geoff of Devon on Wednesday 28 July 04 20:28 BST (UK)
Could this possibly be them?

http://www.eastbournemuseums.co.uk/redoubt/4th_hussars.htm
http://www.eastbournemuseums.co.uk/redoubt/8th_hussars.htm
http://www.eastbournemuseums.co.uk/redoubt/qrihtree.htm

Certainly several Irish based cavalry regiments that served in India around the right time.

Also, but less likely:

http://www.gatewest.net/~gknudson/rdg.html

Good luck,
Geoff.
Title: Re: armed forces
Post by: bearireland on Thursday 29 July 04 00:12 BST (UK)
hi geoff
great site for general info but couldnt get any
on inderviduels also my gg was not irish dont no if that makes a difference when he was home he
lived in stockton
bearireland(diane) ;) ;)