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Ancestry - free to view Military Records?
« on: Wednesday 10 November 21 10:55 GMT (UK) »
Settled down this morning to take advantage of this offer.  So disappointing. Is it just WW records because of the anniversary this week?

I have already done these quite thoroughly, but wanted to go back to a relative, William Francis Tayler who was involved in the Boer War in South Africa. The record is indexed, but not accessible.

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Re: Ancestry - free to view Military Records?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 November 21 11:39 GMT (UK) »
My email says UK records and when I click the link in it I am taken to UK WW1 & WW2 Wartime records.  I do only have a UK sub.
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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 November 21 12:25 GMT (UK) »
Maybe I just misunderstood. 

He was with British Forces in South Africa, just as British soldiers were in France and Germany, yet their records are included. (I actually think I have his medal record for WW1, although I can't be sure.)

Thanks for taking the trouble to reply.

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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 10 November 21 12:34 GMT (UK) »
I think in previous years it has been a lot more free records than that for remembrance day.
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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 10 November 21 12:54 GMT (UK) »
Free records
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/categories/uk_wartime_collections/

Virtually the whole UK site!
No free access to any images on Fold3 though.

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Re: Ancestry - free to view Military Records?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 November 21 13:48 GMT (UK) »
Was your man born circa 1879 in Lichfield?

Did he have a brother called Frank?

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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 10 November 21 14:03 GMT (UK) »
No free access to any images on Fold3 though.

Strange really that they give free access to Fold3 on Memorial Day but not on Remembrance Day, especially as there are a lot of records on that site from TNA.   

Good job my lot were all Royal Marines and available from Kew.  ;D
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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 10 November 21 14:36 GMT (UK) »
No free access to any images on Fold3 though.

Strange really that they give free access to Fold3 on Memorial Day but not on Remembrance Day, especially as there are a lot of records on that site from TNA.   

Good job my lot were all Royal Marines and available from Kew.  ;D

Yes was hoping there was free access to Fold3

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Re: Ancestry - free to view Military Records?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 10 November 21 18:57 GMT (UK) »
I've found that with my FindMyPast subscription I can get the records for free that I would have had to pay for on Fold3.