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1914 1918 War
« on: Tuesday 27 May 08 12:04 BST (UK) »
My grand father was a soldier in the great war of 1914 1918. He joined up in the Montgomeryshire Yeomanary, but was probably attached to one the Welsh Regiments. His details are as follows, Walter Yapp born December 3rd 1876, he was severely injured, probably in  Yprys or the Somme.H e suffered from war wound disability all his life after discharge from hospital. He died on April 17th 1950 from war wounds. Can any one please help me, I believe it is possible to get some details of his service life from the medals list of where he may have served and other service details . I have visited the National Archives with little success. A little help would be gratefully appreciated. He also served in the Irish Up Rising.
Very many thanks in anticsipation, Eric.

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Re: 1914 1918 War
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 27 May 08 12:09 BST (UK) »
Hi eric

I think this might be his medal card:

Click Here to view it the entry




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Re: 1914 1918 War
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 27 May 08 20:52 BST (UK) »
Hello Gadget,
Many thanks for your help,you have furnished me with some useful information.
Is it possible to get further information on his war record?
Regards Eric.

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Re: 1914 1918 War
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 27 May 08 20:54 BST (UK) »
There are some pension records.  I'll have a look for you. It might also  be worth posting on the Armed Forces - WW1 board  :)

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Re: 1914 1918 War
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 27 May 08 20:58 BST (UK) »
Sorry . There isn't a pension record for him  :-\   I've checked the War Office, general records as well  :(

As I said, the Armed Forces Board may be the best place - put a link to this thread so that thye know what I've looked at.


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Re: 1914 1918 War
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 27 May 08 21:04 BST (UK) »
Gadget,
Please excuse my ignorance, I am new to this game. How do I  get to Pension Records, Armed Forces WW1 Board?
Eric.

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Re: 1914 1918 War
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 May 08 21:08 BST (UK) »
No I've checked the Pensions Records that are online and he's not showing but the Armed Forces Board is on this site:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,397.0.html

If you put up a request saying that you've got his Medal card and that I've checked for a pension record, they will help with things that I'm not really up on.

There are some very knowledgeable people there who are sure to help  :)


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Re: 1914 1918 War
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 27 May 08 21:16 BST (UK) »
Hi Eric

Here is Walter's Medal Card ..Hope this helps

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Re: 1914 1918 War
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 27 May 08 21:22 BST (UK) »
Hi Iria

I think eric got that earlier today - I gave him the link on the first post   :-\

It's a bit iffy re copyright to put the image up though  :-\

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