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James Noel Francis - Guards Regiment
« on: Tuesday 04 December 18 12:25 GMT (UK) »
I am assisting a friend to trace their family history.  I have tried hard to trace one their relatives who they say served during WWII ? All I have is the following: James Noel Francis DOB: 25/12/1912 Born Grimsby. Died 8/2/1982. My friend thinks he served in a Guards Regiment as a Guardsman, possibly Coldstream Guards or Grenadier Guards.  I am very sorry for the lack of information. If he did serve in WWII could someone let me know of his medals awarded.  Thank you Keith
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Re: James Noel Francis - Guards Regiment
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 12:49 GMT (UK) »
His service history and details of medals awarded etc. is not available online.  You can apply for a copy from the MOD; details here:

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records
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Re: James Noel Francis - Guards Regiment
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 12:55 GMT (UK) »
A long shot but.....if he married/had children and was already in the army, then his military details might be listed under "occupation" on the certificate.

If your friend has any photos of him in uniform I am sure there will be Rootschatters who could help.
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: James Noel Francis - Guards Regiment
« Reply #3 on: Friday 07 December 18 08:08 GMT (UK) »
A long shot but.....if he married/had children and was already in the army, then his military details might be listed under "occupation" on the certificate.

If your friend has any photos of him in uniform I am sure there will be Rootschatters who could help.

Thanks nanny Jan

Sorry for the delay getting back to you

Keith
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Re: James Noel Francis - Guards Regiment
« Reply #4 on: Friday 07 December 18 08:08 GMT (UK) »
A long shot but.....if he married/had children and was already in the army, then his military details might be listed under "occupation" on the certificate.

If your friend has any photos of him in uniform I am sure there will be Rootschatters who could help.

Thank you for the update

Keith
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King - Hereford - Pencoyd, Monmouth
Harvey - Liverpool
Gray - Liverpool

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Re: James Noel Francis - Guards Regiment
« Reply #5 on: Friday 07 December 18 08:09 GMT (UK) »
His service history and details of medals awarded etc. is not available online.  You can apply for a copy from the MOD; details here:

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records

nanny jan

I have passed to details onto my friend so they can order his record.

Keith
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King - Hereford - Pencoyd, Monmouth
Harvey - Liverpool
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Re: James Noel Francis - Guards Regiment
« Reply #6 on: Friday 07 December 18 09:49 GMT (UK) »
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

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Re: James Noel Francis - Guards Regiment
« Reply #7 on: Friday 07 December 18 13:17 GMT (UK) »
Ryan - Liverpool
Tierney - Liverpool
Hearn - Suffolk, London, Midlands, West Lancashire. Liverpool.
Woodside - Liverpool, Midlands, Scotland, Wigtown.
Petersen/Peterson - Denmark, Hull, Liverpool
King - Hereford - Pencoyd, Monmouth
Harvey - Liverpool
Gray - Liverpool