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Burnt/Missing Service Records - General
« on: Friday 17 August 18 13:21 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know how were they filed, please? Before the fire, obviously.   ;D

In straight alphabetical surname order?   In surname order by regiment?  Some other order?

Always wondered why some survived and others didn't and whether anyone has been able to identify any patterns from this that might shed some light.

Anyone any theories, please?

Thanks
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Re: Burnt/Missing Service Records - General
« Reply #1 on: Friday 17 August 18 13:33 BST (UK) »
Not sure if this helps but I found my gt.grandfather, followed by one of his sons on the same film. Same first name but different regiments. Both sets of papers showed slight damage from the fire...slightly charred edges etc.

I assume they were filmed in the order they were filed.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Burnt/Missing Service Records - General
« Reply #2 on: Friday 17 August 18 15:53 BST (UK) »
It wasn't just a fire there was bombing so the files get scattered.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Burnt/Missing Service Records - General
« Reply #3 on: Friday 17 August 18 15:53 BST (UK) »
It wasn't just a fire there was bombing so the files get scattered.

Oh yes, of course.  Silly me!  ::)

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Re: Burnt/Missing Service Records - General
« Reply #4 on: Friday 17 August 18 16:06 BST (UK) »
Not silly really. If I was doing the filing I'd do it by Regiment & then alphabetical order by surname.
You can imagine looking for a Smith even with a service number with no Regiment to refer to.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/