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Finding information
« on: Monday 20 November 23 11:51 GMT (UK) »
I am sure this has been asked before but I canít get any results up in search, so apologies.

I want to find out where my relative served in ww1 and anything that goes along with that. I have found his medal record and know that he was in the KRR. I have joined forces war records but I am not getting any hits and only the medal record on the national archives.

Is there anywhere else I  can look for this information and better yet somewhere that I donít have to pay for.

William Gamble Varley B: 5/2/1890

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Re: Finding information
« Reply #1 on: Monday 20 November 23 12:09 GMT (UK) »
Are you already aware that over 60% of WW1 service records were burnt during the WW2 blitz
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« Reply #2 on: Monday 20 November 23 12:19 GMT (UK) »
Are you already aware that over 60% of WW1 service records were burnt during the WW2 blitz

No, I didnít know that.

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 20 November 23 13:02 GMT (UK) »
Some experts on RC have info re whereabouts various regiments served during WWI which may help you
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« Reply #4 on: Monday 20 November 23 13:09 GMT (UK) »
You say he served with the KRR & you have him on the Medal Roll.  There are only 2 entries on the MRI for a William G Varley - neither of whom were in the KRR

There is a William Varley number R21768 - if this is the one you are referring to - did you already have his service number/regiment from another source?
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« Reply #5 on: Monday 20 November 23 17:04 GMT (UK) »

There is a William Varley number R21768 - if this is the one you are referring to - did you already have his service number/regiment from another source?

Yes this is him.

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 20 November 23 17:55 GMT (UK) »

There is a William Varley number R21768 - if this is the one you are referring to - did you already have his service number/regiment from another source?
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« Reply #7 on: Monday 20 November 23 18:06 GMT (UK) »
There is an inaccurate Tree on Ancestry showing he married in 1913 in "Paris France" whereas he married in WestHam ::)

Unless you have family documentation showing his regiment & service number I cannot see how you have linked the MRI entry to him
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« Reply #8 on: Monday 20 November 23 18:21 GMT (UK) »
I have amended that info on ancestry as the info is correct and I have no idea why it says Paris. All documentation shows he married in Walthamstow.

I think we know his regiment number as it was on a medal that we have..