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Bit of colour
Thank you tomkin,I'll pass this on the the family.

Late try from me. :)
Thank you for that Peter,it's very much appreciated.

I'm overwhelmed by all of these offerings,I really do appreciate your hard work on my behalf.             I don't want to sound like I'm giving an Oscar acceptance speech,so thank you each and everyone,for your efforts,his family will be as grateful as I am,be assured.                                                                    Regards to all.

It would be nice if this photo of the young Neil could possibly be corrected before his funeral on wednesday,it is the only image I have and was contemplating trying to do something myself,but am daunted by the poor condition.                                                                                                       
I hope the resolution etc is adequate for restoration,and if wednesday is too tight a time limit,if anything at all can be done,however long it takes is fine.

Armed Forces / Militia Records.
« on: Tuesday 22 September 20 13:56 BST (UK)  »
I've been trying to find my great uncle's military/militia service info prior to WW1on Ancestry without much success,any help would be appreciated.

World War One / Re: Missing in action.
« on: Monday 24 August 20 17:52 BST (UK)  »
In the meantime I have read "British Prisoners of War in First World War Germany" by Oliver Wilkinson.  In it the author states: "In theory, as soon as a man was captured he was given a postcard to send home which... conveyed his name, number, regiment and nature of wounds (if any)."  How soon any of these cards might reach the next of kin is unclear and notice he writes "in theory".  No one in our family has seen any such card if indeed one was sent by my grandfather.

The book is an interesting read if you are interested in finding out more about how POWs were treated and how they coped with captivity.
Hi Paul,that sounds like a good read,I'll have a mooch on Amazon,thanks for the tip.

World War One / Re: Missing in action.
« on: Monday 24 August 20 09:57 BST (UK)  »
I found details for my grandfather's being reported missing on the Forces War Records site.  The delay between capture and the next of kin being informed could be very long.  My grandfather was captured on the first or second day of the German counteroffensive on the Aisne so around the 27th May 1918 however he was not reported as missing until 27th July 1918.  A further three months passed before he was reported as a POW on 28th October.

Paul104,I'm sorry,I seem to missed your reply to this post,so a belated thank you for responding. This is very similar to my man's predicament (or should I say his wife's?),hard times indeed for those left waiting at home. Tom.

World War One / Re: Uniform insignia changes due to transfers.
« on: Sunday 23 August 20 12:52 BST (UK)  »
He served first with 9th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment going overseas after the end of 1915.  The two numbers are because 9th was a Territorial Force battalion and the TF received new numbers in early 1917. His Labour Corps number was issued in Oct 17 to  Feb 18 so at that time he would have worn Labour Corps insignia BUT there were many Labour Corps who continued to wear their "old" insignia so we can't be entirely sure.   The WR number was issued in early 1918 so now he is wearing Royal Engineers insignia.
Unfortunately, without his record we can't be more precise as to dates except to say these were all overseas.

I appreciate your input MaxD,this is most helpful.

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