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Could anyone help find my 3 great grandad's WW2 army records?
« on: Friday 08 January 21 21:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi all, hope everybody is doing well.

I'm quite new to researching family history and I have been searching for 3 of my great grandad's army records for quite sometime and i'm having no luck.

Any information or help as to where the best place to search for records id greatly appreciated!  :)

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Re: Could anyone help find my 3 great grandad's WW2 army records?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 08 January 21 21:43 GMT (UK) »
All service records post 1920 are held by the MOD and not online.  You can apply for  a copy, cost 30.

www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records
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: Could anyone help find my 3 great grandad's WW2 army records?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 January 21 15:42 GMT (UK) »
  there's a J.C.Willis. 6476137. 9th bat. Royal Fusiliers.  1943. camp 344. Stalag
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Re: Could anyone help find my 3 great grandad's WW2 army records?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 January 21 16:42 GMT (UK) »
Apologies - what makes you think that your ancestor served in WW2?  I ask because my father, born 1910, didn't serve in WW2, and his father, born 1879, did not serve in WW1. 
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
If you don't ask the question, you won't get an answer.
He/she who never made a mistake, never made anything.
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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Re: Could anyone help find my 3 great grandad's WW2 army records?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 January 21 16:53 GMT (UK) »
My grandfather born 1873 served WW1 and my uncle born 1908 served WW2 - it could be the jobs they were doing or fitness that stopped them being conscripted.

My paternal uncle had a heart murmur so unfit WW2

Maternal uncle working on the railway - not conscripted WW2

My father making parts for spitfires from pre WW2 - not conscripted
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Re: Could anyone help find my 3 great grandad's WW2 army records?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 09 January 21 16:59 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I realise that, medpat - my father was identified as an "Aircraft Fitter" on my birth certificate in 1942 and I know that he was employed at Sealand - it was said that those who helped to build Spitfires were occasionally selected as "passengers", which ensured that they did a good job.  :o   His father - 1911 - Stuff Manufacturer's Manager.

Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
If you don't ask the question, you won't get an answer.
He/she who never made a mistake, never made anything.
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY