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Hi all, just a question. I downloaded my Grandfathers Medal Card from Kew with no problems, how would I get his Service Records? Do I apply to T.n.a? Im very confused. Regards Lesley

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Lesley,

If you have access to Ancestry your Grandfathers records may be on there. About 60% of the service records were lost in the Blitz during the Second World War. If you put your Grandfathers details up some kind pal will be able to check Ancestry for you if you do not have membership. Better let you know that to the best of my knowledge the Ancestry database only goes up to the letter N for surnames at present.

Regards. Llew.

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Surviving Service Records up to surnames beginning with N are available on line at ancestry.co.uk. For other surnames you will have to visit Kew. Why don't you post his details here - Name, number, regiment, etc., and someone might be able to help.

John

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Hi all, just a question. I downloaded my Grandfathers Medal Card from Kew with no problems, how would I get his Service Records? Do I apply to T.n.a? Im very confused. Regards Lesley

If he was an officer, there is a reasonable chance that his records will be at TNA (series WO339 or WO76). You can visit (at cost) and view them (for free); you can ask TNA to copy them (but could be pricey as you do not know how long the file is); you can employ a researcher to do so for you (again pricey, probably).

If he was an Other Rank, there is a less than good chance that the records still exists (due to losses in the WW2 Blitz) These so called "Burnt Records" have been microfilmed. I believe that you should be able to view these microfilms at TNA. They have been commercialised and are becoming available on Ancestry (by subscription). http://content.ancestry.co.uk/Browse/list....=1219&path=

Post his name rank no and any unit information you have and others may come up with more information!

HTH

David

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If he was an officer, there is a reasonable chance that his records will be at TNA (series WO339 or WO76). You can visit (at cost) and view them (for free); you can ask TNA to copy them (but could be pricey as you do not know how long the file is); you can employ a researcher to do so for you (again pricey, probably).

If he was an Other Rank, there is a less than good chance that the records still exists (due to losses in the WW2 Blitz) These so called "Burnt Records" have been microfilmed. I believe that you should be able to view these microfilms at TNA. They have been commercialised and are becoming available on Ancestry (by subscription). http://content.ancestry.co.uk/Browse/list....=1219&path=

Hi all, His name is Harry Owen, He was in the Middlesex Regiment, His number is G/24301, I do believe he received a Pension as he lost his left forearm. Regards Lesley

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Lesley,

He doesn't appear to have a pension record on ancestry but this is not to say it doesn't exist. Service records on Ancestry don't run to surnames beginning with "O" yet (we live in hope that the database will be completed soon). For now a visit to Kew will be necessary to check WO 363 and WO 364 for any surviving records.

John

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Lesley,

He doesn't appear to have a pension record on ancestry but this is not to say it doesn't exist. Service records on Ancestry don't run to surnames beginning with "O" yet (we live in hope that the database will be completed soon). For now a visit to Kew will be necessary to check WO 363 and WO 364 for any surviving records.

John

hi John, looks like a visit to Kew is needed indeed! Thank you all for your help. Regards Lesley

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