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Offline thecovey

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thecovey first world war
« on: Wednesday 18 June 14 11:13 BST (UK) »
Frustratingly I have tried a number of subscription sites without success.
Searching for first world war records on my two grandfathers (paternal and maternal) in addition one grandfather of my wife, and on this one we have regiment and soldier number as well as date of birth and death. All survived the war.
Peculiarily on paternal grandfather with accurate dates it strangely brings up his father (i.e. my great grandfather) who served in the T.A. from 1920 clearly outside of first war.
On my maternal grandfather I get nothing even though his dates typed are accurate. On all searches I get only deaths of soldiers in war, something I clearly do not need.
It would be great if anyone could advise on this brick wall especially on this centenary.
Regards

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Re: thecovey first world war
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 June 14 11:17 BST (UK) »
Hi thecovey

Welcome to rootschat  :)

A lot of WW1 records were burnt in WW2
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/firstworldwar/service_records/sr_soldiers.htm

Have you medal cards for any of them.  It may be worthwhile posting their details, someone may come up with something.

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Re: thecovey first world war
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 June 14 17:48 BST (UK) »
This is a good website if you are researching a world war one soldier.
http://www.greatwar.co.uk/research/family-history/trace-ww1-british-soldier.htm

If I remember rightly there is a three in one chance of finding any service records but there are other records such as the medal rolls index which can help fill in the gaps.


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