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Help needed finding Hector B O Umney

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I hope someone can point in the right direction.

I am trying to find out more about my Grandfather, Hector Bertram Oswald Umney, who served and survived the Great War.

I have managed to obtain a copy of his medal record which shows he served with the Royal Engineers as a driver and the regiment no was 78514. The only other relevant info is that he served in France and entered service 20/7/1915.

I dont seem to be able to find a copy of his service record anywhere, unless I'm looking in the wrong place.

The information I am trying to find out is which section of the Engineers he was with and where he saw service.

Any help or guidance would be fantastic

Thank you


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England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915

about Hector Bertram O Umney

Name: Hector Bertram O Umney

Year of Registration: 1894

Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec

District: Thanet

County: Kent

Volume: 2a

Page: 900 (click to see others on page)

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1901 England Census

about Hector B O Umney

Name: Hector B O Umney

Age: 6

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895

Relation: Son

Father's Name: Richard

Mother's Name: Clara J

Gender: Male

Where born: Westgate On Sea, Kent, England

Civil parish: Margate

Ecclesiastical parish: St John

County/Island: Kent

Country: England

Street Address:

Looks like 9 Irene Terrace Margate

Registration district: Thanet

Sub-registration district: Margate

ED, institution, or vessel: 7

Neighbors: View others on page

Household schedule number: 269

Household Members: Name Age

Richard Umney 45

Clara J Umney 42

Victor V J Umney 18

Frank P H Umney 16

Willm G R Umney 14

Sydney H L Umney 13

Alfred L S Umney 10

Laurie P Edgar Umney 8

Hector B O Umney 6

Gladys C M Umney 1

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Stuart. The date 20-7-1915 is the date that he went to France not his joining date. His records MAY have survived the Blitz WW2 but over 70% were destroyed, Ancestry have yet to upload the letters N to Z on to their site and no date has been forthcoming either, if the records have survived they will be held at the National Archives Kew London. Regards Ralph.

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