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« on: Sunday 16 December 18 20:30 GMT (UK) »
Hello. Im unsure if I should post this in WW1 OR WW2 but I could use some help.

My 2nd great uncle John McFarlane b.1893 and served in the 11th Battalion of Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders but I am unsure of dates. I have found a commonwealth grave and found out he died on 24th July 1944. His rank was Serjeant and his service number was 2970372.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I could possibly find other information on his military history? And if he served in WW1 aswell?

Im relatively new to researching my family history, so any advice would be great!

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Re: Help finding information
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 December 18 20:45 GMT (UK) »
Since he was serving after 1920 his records will still be held by the MOD, you can apply for them but there is a charge of £30. See the website for details.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 16 December 18 20:46 GMT (UK) »
[ [ Duplicate post - to save duplicate work . . . . . WW2 here
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=805189.new#new     ]

Welcome to Rootschat Mrs Kennedy

To save duplicated effort, just making it obvious that 2x threads are running     


Ray
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« Reply #3 on: Sunday 16 December 18 21:09 GMT (UK) »
Do you know where he would have been living in the WW1 time frame?

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Double  Essex/Suffolk
Randle/Millington Warwicks
Sokser/Klingler Austria/Croatia

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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 16 December 18 21:20 GMT (UK) »
Do you know where he would have been living in the WW1 time frame?

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The last known address I can find for him was in 1912 on his marriage certificate which was 39 Back Street, Renton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 16 December 18 21:21 GMT (UK) »
[ [ Duplicate post - to save duplicate work . . . . . WW2 here
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=805189.new#new     ]

Welcome to Rootschat Mrs Kennedy

To save duplicated effort, just making it obvious that 2x threads are running     


Ray

I do apologise ray, I was unsure which forum to post this in

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Re: Help finding information
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 16 December 18 21:46 GMT (UK) »
Hiya


It is really no problem. As long as those wishing to help know to read both threads.     

It's a real waste of time/effort if those trying to help you duplicate the searching found "on the other thread" 

[ and as long as you remember to read both ]  :)     


Ensure that everything that you know is posted, too.

Good luck!
Ray



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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 16 December 18 23:22 GMT (UK) »
What were his parents names?

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Stevens /Godfrey /Rudgley /Claridge/ Gipson /George /Bliss
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« Reply #8 on: Monday 17 December 18 00:00 GMT (UK) »
What were his parents names?

Jennifer

George McFarlane and Julia Wilson 🙂 his wife was called Sarah Watt