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Maurice Herbert Williams


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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?




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


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

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Hi Troy i beleive that you will find that if your relative did serve after 1922ish his records are still not released by the mod.Below is alink to the two maurice herbert williams medal index cards that i could find a list for and the several hundred probably maurice williams.john


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His Brother, Alfred Allen Williams was an Engine Cleaner in the

GWR Works in Swindon


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Thanks everyone for your research and feedback. There is certainly plenty of leads, however i have no idea as to which ones are 99.9% associated with my Grandfather.

There really isnt enough information for me to be able to make a match, and whilst i want to order the service records, i really don't know which regiment number or service number to go off.

It could cost me a small fortune if i start oredring service records.....

Just curious if there is a way for an amateur like me, to confirm a match to the many sources/leads?

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What about your Dad's and his siblings birth certificates ?

Whats his occupation on them ?


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  • 3 weeks later...

OK, i have just received a copy of Maurice Williams marriage entry which states that in 1924, Maurice was a gunner with RFA, based at RA Barracks Woolwich.

It also has what i assume is his service number 1034401.

It doesn't match any of the previously found information but is the best lead i have so far.

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