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Albert miller Dragoon guards, help please
« on: Thursday 26 November 20 18:36 GMT (UK) »
Trying to find any WW1 details about Albert Miller. I have a number of 7816566, this is from paperwork dated 1924.Also mentions Dragoons.
He was born in 1893/4,
He joined up in July 1912 in London
He has the 1914 star, BWM and Victory medals.
if possible his original army number?? please

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Re: Albert miller Dragoon guards, help please
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 26 November 20 18:53 GMT (UK) »
You are probably already aware that over 60% of WW1 service records were burnt during the WW2 blitz.  Those that survived are available on the various subscription sites but Alberts is not found
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Re: Albert miller Dragoon guards, help please
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 26 November 20 19:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi Carole
Thanks for reply, yes I was aware of that, I was hoping someone had knowledge of back tracking that number 7816566 to arrive at his WW1 number, so I can get a medal record card , i know there are a few hundred Albert Millers out there!
Im stuck!


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Re: Albert miller Dragoon guards, help please
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 26 November 20 19:29 GMT (UK) »
Believe it is 4070 2nd Dragoon Guards
Blomfield,Broder,Dargue,English,Hindmarch(sh),Mallam
Narey,Poole,Pull,Purdy,Rutherford

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Re: Albert miller Dragoon guards, help please
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 26 November 20 19:36 GMT (UK) »
Sounds ok, can I ask how you linked it please?

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Re: Albert miller Dragoon guards, help please
« Reply #5 on: Friday 27 November 20 09:27 GMT (UK) »
The 7 digit number was introduced around August 1920 therefore his records would be held by the MOD (Available to NOK for a fee). The 4070 no as a result of Ancestry search of MIC and Medal Rolls
Blomfield,Broder,Dargue,English,Hindmarch(sh),Mallam
Narey,Poole,Pull,Purdy,Rutherford

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 27 November 20 09:43 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Albert miller Dragoon guards, help please
« Reply #7 on: Friday 27 November 20 09:49 GMT (UK) »
7816566 isn't in the Ministry of Defence listings of records held for servicemen born before 1901.

Perhaps you could post a scan of the document(s) you have.

Do you have his medals?
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Re: Albert miller Dragoon guards, help please
« Reply #8 on: Friday 27 November 20 12:26 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Guys.
I don't have the medals,so can't check the numbers.
I have attached a scan of documents, at the risk of major embarrassment, I hope I have not missed anything obvious :) :).
The gentleman in question is the grandfather of a friend, who has the docs, but no other details of earlier service