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1st world war service records
« on: Monday 16 November 20 12:44 GMT (UK) »
Trying to trace records of Augustus Thomas Walter served in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire light infantry in the 1st world war,
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Re: 1st world war service records
« Reply #1 on: Monday 16 November 20 13:13 GMT (UK) »
I canít see any surviving records for him, you will be lucky to find any. Between 60% and 70% of WW1 records were lost in WW2.
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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Re: 1st world war service records
« Reply #2 on: Monday 16 November 20 13:40 GMT (UK) »
The Hartland and West Country Chronicle of 21 June 1918 reports that he was exempted from service until June 30th at the Barnstaple Appeal Tribunal - the last of several appearances at the tribunal.

I also see that the newspaper announcements of his marriage in 1921 and the birth of a son in 1924 have him as Thomas Augustus Walter.
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Re: 1st world war service records
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 November 20 15:27 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your help. Archer
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Re: 1st world war service records
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 17 November 20 15:31 GMT (UK) »
I didn't find him on the medal rolls or in the medal index cards so presumably he didn't serve overseas.
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