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Offline cliffkinch

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Army Deserters - general info required
« on: Friday 05 October 12 11:46 BST (UK) »
Hi all

Are there any public references of pre-WW2 Army desertions available?

Im helping a great-uncle trace one of his cousins. He recalls his mum telling him that his cousin (Alfred Neale b.1900 in Greenwich) turned up at home unexpectedly in the early 1930s  and then lost all trace of him

Suspicion is that he had deserted

Any help appreciated

Thanks

Cliff
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Re: Army Deserters - general info required
« Reply #1 on: Friday 05 October 12 11:58 BST (UK) »
Hi Cliff

Desertions were published in the Police Gazette. The Open University may have what you are looking for.

This wiki link - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_Gazette_(UK)#Surviving_archives - has a link to the OU Archive.

Ken