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Missing Reg. number

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Guest carole J

Please could someone tell me why a reg. number would be missing off a medal card. My Grandfather served in the Lincolnshire Regiment and then went into M.G.C. firstly as a Leint. and progressed to a Captain. A number does appear on his card i.e. - NW/6/22299, could this be his number.

Please help.

Thanks

Carole Johnson

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CROONAERT

Carole.

Officers in WW1 weren't issued with regimental numbers.

Dave.

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Guest carole J

Dave

If there is no regiment number how do I try to track down his service records.

Carole

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Terry Denham

Carole

The service records of most officers survive at the PRO/NA. The appropriate reference numbers can be obtained on-line.

Can you give us the name of the man concerned.

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Guest carole J

Terry,

His name was George William Johnson. His date of entry was 18.11.1917.

Thanks

Carole

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Jock Bruce

Carole,

officer records are held to Kew as paper files - not microfilm like soldiers records. Survival rate is MUCH better than soldiers papers but not 100%. They are all individually catalogued. If you go to the PRO catalogue at

http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/search.asp

and use his surname as a search term and WO339 and WO374 as 'Department or Series Code' you will find him. Note that all initials are not always listed i.e. J W N Smith may appear as J Smith.

The other place to look is the online London Gazette

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveSe...e=0&Referer=WW1

try searching on his full name

e.g. 'John William Norman Smith' and on initials with periods and spaces e.g. 'J. W. N. Smith'.

Doesn't always find anything but at least you don't have to trek to Kew.

Jock

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