tdw46 Posted 23 November , 2011 Share Posted 23 November , 2011 Hi have recently discovered that my grandfather served in WW1 and WW2 as a member of the Royal Artillery. Maurice Herbert Williams Born: 24 Nov 1900 Swindon Death: Sept 1966 Swindon Marriage: 1924, Ivy Stacey, Woolwich, Kent (Stated Gunner on marriage Certificate) Story has it he ran away at the age of 14 to join the forces…..I have a couple of pictures of Maurice in an "officers" uniform. Unfortunately no-one in my family can advise what part of the Artillery he was in for either war. The research i have conducted so far has led to to several possible leads but i really wanted to be certain before ordering the service records (and paying the exchange rate)... Is anyone able to offer me any advice on how i can be certain of the regiments/service numbers? Cheers, Troy Forces WW1, Royal Garrison Artillery – Gunner, Potential Regiment No: 321232 (as sourced through NationalArchives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=6599765&queryType=1&resultcount=19 Or WW1, Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery – Gunner Potential Regiment No: 81282 (as sourced through NationalArchives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=6658975&queryType=1&resultcount=19 WW2: Royal Regiment of Artillery PotentialService Number:214440 (as sourced through London gazette) http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35337/pages/6434/page.pdf Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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