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Royal Field Artillery
« on: Saturday 16 May 20 15:02 BST (UK) »
Trying to research my great uncle Robert Hardy b1876 . A photograph of him in uniform of the Royal Field  Artillery sees him pictured with aButton stick. It appears he was a gunner/ driver. His home address was in Church Street Thornton Dale but he was in service and so lived away all the time. In 1911 he was a footman to Sir Archibald George Weijul MP of 12 Grosenor Squre London. Any suggestions as to how info about this ? Thanx.

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Re: Royal Field Artillery
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 16 May 20 15:26 BST (UK) »
Over 60% of WW1 service records were burnt during the WW2 blitz and of the surviving ones there is nothing fitting his profile.

There are 5 Robert Hardy entries on the Medal Roll Index but without his service number it would be difficult to determine the right entry.  Do you have anything with his service number?
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Re: Royal Field Artillery
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 16 May 20 15:31 BST (UK) »
Thanx for reply . No unfortunately nothing except his photo . I suppose I'm stuck now ? Would it be correct to say one of the medal cards would be his ?


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« Reply #3 on: Saturday 16 May 20 15:44 BST (UK) »
CaroleW has said it all.  If, as did happen, your man didn't serve overseas then there wouldn't even be a medal card for him so one cannot be certain that any of the extant medal records are your Robert.

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 16 May 20 17:11 BST (UK) »
Maybe post his photo. No guarantees but it could provide some clues.  Regards.  S.
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